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The protein in this power meal will keep you feeling full throughout the morning. A University of Illinois study found that people who eat more protein and less carbs than in conventional meals find it easier to stick to a diet. Protein is satiating and may also boost calorie burn, the study authors say.
When you digest eggs, protein fragments are produced that can prevent your blood vessels from narrowing—which may help keep your blood pressure from rising. In fact, Canadian scientists found in a lab study that the hotter the eggs, the more potent the proteins, and frying them sends their temps soaring.
These carbohydrate-loaded options will send your blood glucose skyward, and you may feel ready to tackle anything. But don't be fooled: That soaring blood sugar will lead to a crash, and you're bound to feel hungry again before lunch. Resist the tempting ease of most high-carb breakfasts, and go find some protein.
Eat now at home, not later on the road. A University of Massachusetts study found that eating breakfast out instead of at home more than doubles your odds of obesity. Not only are restaurant meals often bigger than home-cooked ones, but you're also vulnerable to an impulse buy at a drive-thru or convenience store.
Being a student athlete was very different from what I expected coming into college.
I think we are a lot different than what we are perceived to be.
When I look back at being a student-athlete, I think about many things. Mostly I think about how much time I invested in football on a regular basis. In my senior year I invested 40-plus hours a week to ensure that I would play well in a game on the weekend.
Those hours included practice, meetings and film with the team, workouts, studying the playbook, and watching film on my own to get an edge on opponents. That time did not include class, schoolwork, traveling, eating, resting and just down time to relax. For me, being a student-athlete became a full-time job. I earned my scholarship every day.