The 4 Most Important Sports Nutrition Rules for Athletes
Updated: April 05, 2017
A lesson in elementary school that really resonated with me was when we were given a large jar and 10 or so rocks of various sizes to fit inside it. At first glance, you’d think there was no way you could get the larger rocks to fit with the smaller ones. But, if you started with the big ones and let the small ones fit around them, you could make it work.
The same goes for sports nutrition.
Athletes need to understand that the big rocks need to go in the jar first, and let the pebbles settle around them. This metaphor can help athletes juggle their busy schedules of practices, games, lifting, school and a social life.
This metaphor will also help nail down any sports nutrition plan. Unless you’re a pro athlete, nutrition plans don’t need to be highly complex and intricate to yield quality results. Instead, if an athlete can get the “big rocks” to fit into the jar, the rest will fall into place.