Best athlete diet tips? Not like losing weight but like eating healthy because I’m having a hard time doing it and getting my mom to buy that type of food and stuff.
Talk to your mom. Explain to her that you’re an athlete, which hopefully she already knows, and because of that you need to be eating healthier foods. The amount of exercise you’re getting through practice, in addition to regular daily living, puts a ton of stress on your body. The only way your body can deal with that kind of stress if by ingesting foods that will help repair the damage done through exercise as well as continuing to fuel it properly so it’s got enough energy to get you through your activities. Ask to go shopping with her so you can pick out the foods you want. Educate yourself on what foods would be good to get, that way when she asked “why do you need that” you can give her a REAL answer, instead of “I donno, it looks good”. If the costs are an issue, offer to contribute $20 or $30 towards your part of the groceries. Do what you have to do to make her understand that this is important to you and you want her support in eating a healthier diet.
Eating healthy in general…
First and foremost, don’t skip breakfast. I know it’s tempting sometimes but don’t do it.
Ideally, you should try and aim for 5-6 meals a day. Try and eat a good assortment of foods throughout the day so that there’s never any point where you’re like “I’m starvinggg”.
If you get a craving for a Reeses, eat the Reeses. Don’t deprive yourself but know when to cut yourself off.
Eat a small snack before your practice(s), especially if they’re in the morning, so that you can kick start your system. After practice, have a good breakfast/lunch/dinner to replenish your body.
Remember, you are what you eat, literally. What you eat becomes your organs, skin, muscles, etc. As an athlete, think of what you want your body to be made of. What will give it the necessary nutrients it needs to allow your performance to be at it’s optimum level?
To save time, I took a screenshot of a mock training/nutrition program I had to make over the summer. This was made with collegiate athletes in mind who are training over the summer for competition, but for the purpose of sharing appropriate foods to be eating, this does the trick. Hopefully it’ll give you a good idea of some healthy foods to eat.
Bottom line is, if it’s an important to you, you’ll figure out at way to make it happen. If it’s not, you’ll find excuses. Don’t let your mom be an excuse. Have a (mature) conversation with her and help her to see where you’re coming from and why this is important to you.