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SF 0011: My Athlete Isn’t Hungry in The Morning!

My Athlete Isn’t Hungry in The Morning!

 

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The Question:

What if my athlete isn’t hungry for breakfast in the morning?

The Answer:

Welcome back to the Stay Fueled Podcast! My name is Dr. Joshua Eldridge and I’m the founder of Stay Fueled and I am excited you’re here today. We have another question from a parent and this one comes from Jen. And what Jen says is, “What happens if my athlete isn’t hungry in the morning?”

What a great question because I get that one all the time. “Hey, my athlete doesn’t want to eat breakfast. They’re just not hungry. So what do I do?” Well, here’s the deal. When your athlete isn’t hungry in the morning, the first thing we have to look at is their hydration. Most of our young athletes are chronically dehydrated. They don’t even know what it’s like to get 64 fluid ounces in their body, and that’s the government recommendation for people who are normal. And most of your athletes are working out two, three, four hours a night. They need more hydration than that. They’re at the elite level athletics and your athletes need to hydrate properly. They need to be sipping all day long.

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