What "Real Men" Eat
I’m a guy’s guy. I lift weights, I watch football, and, I can quote lines from The God Father, but, I don’t eat what many would call "manly" food. I eat spinach over steak and blueberries over bratwurst. In fact, here’s what I ate yesterday:
BreakfastNow, I ate all this and you’ll still find me shouting at the basketball game on TV and playing fantasy football. Speaking of sports, check out how these uber-men of the NBA and MLB are shaping up of their diets. From Sally Squires of The Washington Post:
Chocolate pudding made with bananas, seeds, nuts, coco-powder, avocado, spinach, lettuce, dates, and unsweetened almond milk. Plus a shot of pomegranate juice!
A small salad; Romaine lettuce, carrots, tomato, red onion, avocado, with some random seed-based dressed I came up with, and a nectarine.
Some water sautéed broccoli rabe and sliced garlic with a tablespoon of olive oil and a bunch of garlic powder. Oh, and I had a banana later in the evening too.
Washington Wizards’ Gilbert Arenas and Caron Butler, have hired personal chefs to assist them at the dining table. "Your body is your temple, so you want to keep it as fresh as possible," Butler says. "Eating right gives you an edge on your opponent."I’m not a Wizards fan, but Gilbert Arenas is the man! Kansas City Chiefs tight-end Tony Gonzalez is pretty cool too. He went vegetable-based and had lots of success: Gonzo Gone Veggie.
Washington Nationals relief pitcher Ray King has learned that lesson, too. Concerned that extra pounds were throwing him off balance on the mound, he changed his habits during the offseason. Not only did King work out, he also stopped drinking soda and swapped greasy, fast-food burgers for salmon…
...The Pittsburgh Pirates first added rice and beans to their menus when Dominican-born players requested them. The low-calorie, high-protein meals proved so popular that they are now standard fare. That move paved the way for other foods when the team opened Pirate City, its new training facility. Now vegetable kebabs, stir-fries, steamed vegetables and a salad bar with a wide range of greens are popular items, Leslie Bonci, director of sports nutrition at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
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