A sample daily menu for a National Football League player
Here is a sample daily menu for one player, provided by the Redskins' team nutritionist. It totals about 4,200 calories.
Pre-workout, 8 a.m.
2 cups of whole-grain cereal with
1 cup skim or 1 percent milk
16 ounces of water
Post-workout, within 30 minutes
Recovery shake or
16 ounces of low-fat chocolate milk
Lots of water to rehydrate
Breakfast, 11 a.m.
Oatmeal: 1 cup of dry oats plus 1 tablespoon of
brown sugar, 2 tablespoons of raisins,
2 tablespoons of walnuts
and skim or 1 percent milk