Macronutrient Consumption of Soccer Pros
If you train like an athlete with professional aspirations, it might be helpful to see how the pros in your sport eat. Consider the servings of carbohydrates and protein consumed by English Premier League players during a week with 2 matches and 5 training sessions. Findings were published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism.
Average pre-match carbohydrate consumption was 1.5 grams of carbohydrates per kg of body weight. Players consumed around 1 gram of carbs per kg of body weight after competition. On training days, protein intake ranged from 0.3 grams per kg of body weight at breakfast to 0.6 grams per kg at lunch and 0.8 grams per kg at dinner.