Summer Meal Plan 2500-2800 Calories/day
The incredible variety available in the supermarket has led to an troubling phenomenon for athletes and active individuals. Instead of changing the fruits, vegetables, and even meats we consume as the seasons change, our CTS Nutrition Team has noticed a disturbing trend toward eating the exact same dozen-or-so foods all year long. To help athletes rediscover the tastes and nutritional benefits of seasonal foods, we’ve created meal plans for Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter.
Variety is a crucial part of a healthy and high-performance nutrition program because it helps ensure that you’re getting a more well-rounded combination of vitamins and minerals. And beyond these micronutrients, there are innumerable components that can improve your health and performance – even if science hasn’t quite figured out how – including phytonutrients and flavonoids. Generally, the more you change up your food choices, especially when it comes to fruits and vegetables, the more balanced your overall micronutrient intake will be.
The 4-week Seasonal Meal Plans are designed to meet your daily calorie demands so you have the energy and focus to be more productive at home, at work, and during your workouts. At the same time, the plans ensure you’re getting the right vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, as well as the balance of carbohydrate, protein and fat, necessary for optimal health and performance.
Like our successful Endurance Meal Plans, the Seasonal Meal Plans follow our proven method for achieving weight loss and sustaining your energy levels throughout the day by spreading food intake across six meals: breakfast, mid-morning snack, lunch, mid-afternoon snack, dinner, and evening snack. Each Plan includes a wide variety of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and dairy products to keep your taste buds guessing and insure you take in all the nutrients your body needs on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. Meals include a range of recipes including mouth-watering salads, rich smoothies, tasty desserts, and even burritos.
Note: These plans contain meat, poultry, fish, dairy products and eggs. They are not vegetarian or vegan meal plans.
For a peek at a sample day, click here