Cheerleaders are the ultimate athletes. They push their bodies to the limit every day learning and perfecting new skills. To accomplish your cheerleading goals, you must first fuel them.
To make your dreams a reality and help you get performance-ready we're going to help you create the ultimate cheer 'diet'. Diet, what?! Before you panic - let's first explain what a diet is.
Diet:di·et | noun
1. the kinds of food that a person, animal, or community habitually eats.
In plain terms, a 'diet' is the foods you eat every single day. These tips are going to help you live a healthy lifestyle by including nutritious foods that will fuel your body for success. Living a healthy lifestyle is all about enjoying your favorite foods in moderation so you can stay on top of your goals and satisfy your sweet tooth all at the same time.
P.S. You get to still eat chocolate!
Want to know the ultimate cheer diet? Keep reading to find out!
Breakfast is a must! It's the most important meal of the day. It kick starts your metabolism and gets your body fueled for the day ahead. Include a good source of protein to keep you fuller longer and help fuel your muscles.
Try this breakfast of champions:
Lunch is here and it's time to re-charge your batteries so you can finish out the second half of the day strong. Include a source of protein, carbohydrates, and fats in this meal so every bite is full of nutrients.
Healthy lunch Ideas:
It's snack time! Keep healthy snacks nearby to satisfy your afternoon hunger before dinner. Throw these in your cheer bag to eat before practice.
Tasty snack options:
Make sure to drink plenty of water all day to keep you hydrated and full. When it comes time for dinner, try to cover half your plate with green leafy veggies to add micronutrients to your body.
It's dinner time!
- Grilled salmon and roasted veggies
- Homemade burrito bowl with fresh salsa
- Grilled chicken fajita kabobs
Now it's time for the best treat of the day: DESSERT! To stay on top of your goals, satisfy your sweet tooth with one of these healthy treats.
Satisfy your sweet tooth
Before beginning any fitness program, you should check with your doctor. By performing any fitness exercises, you are performing them at your own risk.