What should an athlete eat? This is a question I get a lot, and it’s not specific to professional athletes. If you’re doing a lot of training and exercising most days of the week, your diet should look a lot different to someone who is more sedentary.
It can be very varied, as I always tailor meal plans to individuals depending on their needs, how much time they have, their food preferences, age, gender and their activity levels and exercise goals. However, below is a basic guide and some information on what a day’s food intake should look like for an active individual who doesn’t have any food intolerances or allergies.