Elite level athletes are the fittest and most conditioned people on earth. In fact, they’re the reason why many of us go to the gym and train our booty’s off – to try and look like them!
While many of us achieve similar figures, others struggle on their fitness journey. Ultimately, the stumbling block for most is nutrition.
Without a clean, diet plan, your fitness journey is made much harder – but it doesn’t have to be this way.
For this reason, we’re showing you exactly what a professional female soccer player consumes as part of her diet plan.
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Pro Female Soccer Player Diet Plan
Let’s be real here; professional female soccer players are typically very lean and sexy. In fact, they make many women jealous with their figures.
As a lean physique has been associated with underrating in the past, many can be forgiven to think these elite athletes don’t eat much. But they’re wrong. Very wrong.
Not only that, you might be surprised to see that there’s no holding back with the carbs (obviously the ones who know more about nutrition will know that carbs don’t make people fat etc – we know this so stop scrolling down to the comment section to give us hate).
Anyway, we’ve gotten hold of Jodie Tayor’s (an England soccer player) diet plan:
Known as ‘the most important meal of the day’, Jodie enjoys waking up and cooking herself some eggs, vegetables, sweet potatoes and mushrooms cooked in coconut oil.
Yes, you’re probably already shocked; this doesn’t look like the typical breakfast for most people.
In all fairness, on training days, Jodie tones it down a bit and goes for some poached eggs on sourdough toast with avocado.
- Sweet potatoes
- All cooked in coconut oil
- Poached eggs
- Sourdough bread
After breakfast, Jodie will need something to give her a quick boost in energy levels. For this reason, she usually consumes a protein smoothie for her snack.
- Protein powder
- Almond berries
- Super greens powder or spinach
- Peanut or almond butter
Jodie will usually consume lunch immediately after her training session ends. As a result, she’s saved from cooking herself, being presented with a vast array of clean foods to refuel her body.
- White Fish
After her training session, Jodie will return to her home and rest. But not for long…she’ll head out to the gym and pump some iron later in the evening.
On her return from the gym, Jodie will enjoy another protein smoothie – to keep her body fuelled and ready to repair and develop.
The last meal of the day, Jodie will begin to lower her carb consumption for her dinner. As a result, she usually consumes lean protein, accompanied with a generous portion of salad.
However, depending on how hungry she is, and the intensity of her day, Jodie might add some eggs and extra meat to her meal.
- Lean protein (Chicken, lean beef, eggs or white fish)
So there you have it, even though soccer players are lean and do a LOT of cardiovascular training, they still need to eat a fair share of food.
With under eating so common among females in a bid to lose weight, Jodie Tayor’s diet should serve as a reminder to eat according to your goals.
Crash dieting and starving yourself might work short term, but won’t keep that weight off.