08 Jul Nutrition for the Growing Female Athlete: Your Body Isn’t A Dumpster
Your body isn’t a dumpster.
Don’t feed it toxic sludge that will bog you down, demotivate you, and leave you malnourished.
If you’re a female athlete who is playing year-round sports, practicing 3-4 times a week, with games on the weekend, your body needs the fuel to maintain energy, as well as sustain intense muscle actions on the pitch.
Additionally, your brain needs the hydration, minerals and vitamins in order to stay sharp, creative and focused. This goes for on the pitch, but also, in real life when the demands of academics pile on top of sports.
If you’re a female athlete who wants to level up, I implore you to watch this video interview with youth sports dietician, Stephanie May.
– The importance of Vitamin D and Calcium for stress fractures in growing girls
– Why under-fueling is dangerous
– How nutrition reduces chance of injury
– What snacks to pack in your bag for practices and games
– Why preparation is key for nutritional success
– Vegan vs. non-vegan diets: what is good? What is bad?