Monday, July 6, 2015
On a low carb diet
Many people eat more foods high in protein instead, and that's a mistake. A normal diet contains enough protein to support the added muscle growth and development of a young person. Going out for different activities can easily increase the daily calorie needs of a person by 2,000 or more. A teenage boy out for a sport like football or basketball may consume 5,000 or more calories daily. You usually burn more calories in a practice session than in actual competition because more total work is usually done during practice. However, the rate at which calories are burned for short periods of time may be greater from short bursts of intense activity during competition. Activity levels vary among sports as well as with the position played in a sport. If an athlete who is in shape loses body weight during a competitive season, it's a good indication that he or she isn't eating enough energy providing food. Young athletes should be weighed once a week throughout the season to guard against unhealthy weight loss caused by inadequate food intake.