• Calorie Need Estimates

      Houtkooper, Linda; Maurer, Jaclyn; Nutritional Sciences (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2006-02)
      The energy content of food is measured in calories. The number of calories, or energy, an athlete needs to maintain weight depends upon: age, body weight, gender, Resting Energy Expenditure (REE) and physical Activity Energy Expenditure (AEE) levels.
    • Carbohydrate Needs

      Houtkooper, Linda; Maurer, Jaclyn; Nutritional Sciences (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2006-02)
      Carbohydrate is the main fuel for the body's muscles and brain. Adequate carbohydrate intake is important for supplying fuel in an athlete's diet.
    • Protein Needs

      Houtkooper, Linda; Nutritional Sciences (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2006-02)
      Protein needs for athletes vary depending upon their body weight and the frequency, intensity, duration and types of their activities.