The Players’ Plate by Emily Cole
Hi, I am Sarah. I am sixteen years old and an avid reader; it is one of my favorite things to do. Inspired by all the amazing stories built by simple letters, I aspire to be an author and, meanwhile, nurture the love to write.
The human body is like a car: a powerful machine made of complex parts and systems, and in order to keep it running, it needs to be adequately fueled. When you break it down like this, it can be easy to see how important proper nutrition is for overall health and performance. But, like many things in life, it can be tough to know where to start when it comes to proper nourishment.
The Player’s Plate, by accomplished track and field athlete Emily Cole, is your entrance manual to the world of good nutrition. Through personal stories and heaps of advice from experts in the field, Cole compiles a comprehensive guide of nutritional advice that will be sure to improve both your understanding of food and also your performance. Have you ever asked yourself, what foods should I be eating? When should I be eating? What macronutrients should I be getting? What even are macronutrients? Because if you have, and you’re interested in improving your ability in your sport and overall quality of life, you should definitely read this book.
What I loved most about this book was that it was not just a plain presentation of nutrition. It was a talk from a friend. It picked through the weeds of media-crazy diet fads and faced the difficulty of disordered eating. It serves as a reminder that “the body that you feel the worst in and the one that you perform the best in are the same one.”