In the August 3rd, 2009 edition of the Atlanta Journal, there is an article about feeding the Atlanta Falcons. Pre-season workouts have started (two a days!) and these guys are hungry.
A quote from the article:
In the new-thinking NFL and with the new Falcons staff, there is a measured approach to food. Gone are the belly-busting days when Haynes was expected to provide tons of comfort food such as fried chicken and barbecued ribs.
“It’s not like it was 10 years ago,” Haynes said. “The NFL has taken on a different focus as far as nutrition equals strength and conditioning equals players not being injured as much. I’m on my third strength and conditioning staff in this transition and they really are amazing. … We want the players to be at their peak performance. That’s their goal. That’s my goal.”
While you might not be a professional football player, you need optimal nutrition to be at your peak performance as well.