Rob Wood

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Sport for Breakfast

June 22nd, 2006 · 10 Comments · FIFA World Cup, Football (Soccer), Sports Nutrition

For breakfast this morning I snacked on a bowl of soccerballs. Not real soccer balls of course. Nestle have brought out a new breakfast cereal, officially licensed by FIFA. The packet says to just add milk to reveal the soccer balls. As the little crunchy balls absorb milk they swell up a little, but I would not consider them looking like soccerballs though. They tasted pretty average, but I am sure better tasting than eating the real thing. For those who live for sport, here is another way to make sport part of your day.

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  • Diana

    Doesn’t sound very nutritious. If you’re looking for something quick that can add to your stamina, you can always try a protein bar. Lots to choose from and a lot of them taste pretty dang good now. Or a breakfast shake with creatine and protein and other nutrients.

  • Bobby

    Hi Rob,
    Enjoyed reading your blog. I don’t know about the breakfast. The other articles were good

  • Jesse

    I have to agree, it doesn’t sound very nutritious! Maybe one day they will make it more so?

  • Mark

    I make sure I mainly eat protein for breakfast as my mucsles need to be repaired during the day.

    Protein is the most important factor if in sports nutrition if you are trying to build muscle. A good protein supplement is essential to you training program if you are a serious athlete. A good place to start when trying to get in shape is to cut back the portion sizes of your meals; by intaking less you will begin to see a change in your body composition. A wise athlete will do whatever it takes to make sure they stay healthy for every game; the more you eat right the better you will perform. To determine how much protein, carbohydrate and fat your body requires is best determined by calculating how much your ideal body mass is to your height to weigh body mass…

  • Calvin

    To be honest, nobody (in particular the hard gainers) will pack on any muscle size if the overall calorific intake doesn’t out-do the calories you burn off during the day. No matter what, if you don’t eat as much as you move, you won’t put on much muscle. Doesn’t matter how many chickens, steaks or eggs you eat.

  • brian

    There are a surprisingly large number of myths about sport nutrition and nutrition in general floating around all over the place. A wise athlete might not ever downplay the importance of nutrition; it is important for them to consume the particular foods at all times. Very cheap food supplements will not give your body the proper nutrition when you are eating to maintain a diet for a particular sport. Feed your body superior sports nutrition so it can fully benefit from all those sets and reps you have just engaged in. While most of the effects of long hard workouts are positive, prolonged exercise results in breaking down of the bodies muscles if the proper nutrition is not consumed. While establishing a rigorous diet and exercise plan, proper nutrition will vary depending on the training days involved.

  • George Mello

    While most people understand that nutrition is a major factor in keeping our bodies healthy, sport nutrition requires eating healthy to an even higher level. An athlete in the know recognizes that sport nutrition is very important and is something to be taken seriously if they want to maintain good health. Ensuring you are dieting correctly and effectively is more important than just cutting back how many meals you intake in a day. A determination of how your metabolism reacts and handles the processing of all three categories can help you determine if you are consuming too much fat, carbohydrates, or protein. Knowing your body fat number and following an exercise and eating program to maintain your muscle mass is good when you are trying to build muscle and loose fat. When it comes to sport nutrition, there is no exact diet that works for all people or all the different sport out there. If you really want to find a good nutrition program for your sport, take a look at what some successful athletes in your sport are doing to achieve maximum fitness, and tailor it to fit your lifestyle.

  • Cindy

    Very cheap prices and cheap shipping are sometimes a lure for those that are not adequately trained in sport nutrition. Ensuring you receive the correct nutrition will encourage your success in any sport or non sport activity that you participate in.

  • Doug

    Feed your body throughout the day, before, during, and after physical activity; this will play an important role in replenishing your body with the nutrients it needs to further build your muscles.

  • Brian

    Soccer balls? Most people eat to satisfy their hunger and remain healthy; sport nutrition is designed to make your body perform its best. You want to feed your body with the nutrients you need to burn fat and build muscle.