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NFL Diet Plans : To Build Strength & Muscle

If your goal is to be like an NFL athlete : To be muscular and strong. Then you need to eat like an NFL athlete.

WebMd a Mens Health website have an article titled Eat to lose weight and Build muscle ; How NFL does it.

According to the article there’s really no big secret to eating like an NFL pro. It’s all about balance.

If your goal is to be the size of an NFL athlete Your plate should look like this:

  1. One-third lean protein (eggs, chicken, turkey, red meat)
  2. One-third fruits and vegetables
  3. One-third healthy carbs (whole-grain rice, pasta, or bread)

The article has some fantastic ideas on NFL Athlete breakfast, NFL athlete lunch & NFL athlete dinner.

Nutrition Last Week Before Running 5k, 10K, 15k, half & full marathon

Runners planning to run a race should pay attention to their nutrition during the last week before planning to run a 5k , 10K , half marathon or a full marathon.

Nutrition last week before the big race

Increase your daily intake of carbohydrate, particularly whole grains, fruits and vegetables, during training. An increase in daily protein intake is also recommended, with the balance coming from dietary fat.

Carbohydrate is the major fuel used during training, and both carbohydrate and protein may help facilitate muscle recovery.

Practice fluid and carbohydrate intake, both as water and sports drinks, during training so that you are comfortable with the procedure during the marathon. Know the sport drink that will be used in your marathon, and train with it. You may also wish to experiment with carbohydrate gels (some contain caffeine; see comment below on Running a faster marathon); if the marathon provides gels at points on the course, try to experiment with the specific brand.

P.S. Remember to take plenty of sleep during the week so that, even if you don’t sleep on the eve of the race, it won’t matter.

Vitamin C Supplement : Vitamin C Sources

Vitamin C is the most widely taken nutritional supplement and is available in a variety of forms, including tablets, drink mixes, crystals in capsules or naked crystals.

Tablet and capsule sizes range from 25 mg to 1500 mg. Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid) crystals are typically available in bottles containing 300 g to 1 kg of powder (a teaspoon of vitamin C crystals equals 5,000 mg).

If you want to go through the natural route.

Natural sources of Vitamin C.

Foods containing vitamin C

Vitamin C is found in a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, including citrus fruits, dark leafy greens, broccoli, tomatoes, potatoes, liver products, and oysters.

Why Poor People Are Fat

Statistics in the developed world indicate higher incidences of obese / fat people among the poor, the low income earners and the unemployed.

The answer to why poor people are fat  can be found from a New York Times article profiling the life of recently layed off lady.

From the article : The confident young woman who had once sold expensive cosmetics had become a middle-aged woman bulging out of sweat pants, her face sagging with exhaustion, her hair matted for lack of access to a shower. Each rejection intensified her fears that she might never work again.

“Is it my age?” she asked. “Is it because I’ve gained weight?” She had been visiting a nearby food bank. “They give us cakes and cookies,” she said. “Then you wonder why poor people are fat! They’re not giving us fruits and vegetables.”