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Athletic Appetite: A Breakdown of Everything that a College Athlete Eats in One Day


For most of us, eating healthy consists of trying to include fruits, veggies and protein into our daily diets. However, for college athletes, their food becomes fuel to get the job done—and they typically need A LOT of the best fuel possible. Check out what Nicholas Gushue, a 6-foot, 4-inch and 210-pound freshman defender on the ASU ice hockey team, eats on a typical day.

All day: 2 liters of water

6 a.m. 2 cups of oatmeal, 1 banana

8 a.m. 2 servings of Muscle Milk Protein shakes

10 a.m. 1 protein bar

Noon 1 cup rice or pasta with either ground turkey, chicken or beef

3 p.m. 1 16-ounce tub of Greek yogurt

5:30 p.m. Salad with vegetables and 2-3 cups of either steak, chicken or turkey

8 p.m. 1 6-egg omelet with ham



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