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What is the most common nutrition mistake football players make?

Often football players eat too much fat. If their weight is fine, most don’t think much about what they eat as long as the food is enjoyable. The problem is that fat does not supply the right types of fuel. It can also cause stomach cramping and indigestion. Many football players also eat too much protein -- and add to it with muscle gainer powders as well. While you need protein to build and maintain lean skeletal tissue (muscle mass), 1.2 – 2.0 g/kg body weight will meet a football players needs.

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