A soccer player require lot of energy to cope with training as well as performing in competitive matches – so the proportion of carbohydrates, fats and proteins consumed is of great importance.
An elite soccer player burns about 850-1,200 calories in an official soccer match. Calories burn varies according to position played.
Do you know how many calories do you pile on while watching a soccer match?
If you consume too many calories and don’t burn them through activities and exercise, they will stored as body fat.
The table below shown you how much time needed to burn off calories from the snack you take in.
|Time (running) needed to burn off calories|
|by popular TV snacks – 1 serving|
|Snack||Calories||Time needed to burn off|
|Egg Sandwich||356||30 minutes|
|Potato Chip||485||40 minutes|
|Peanut||951||1 hour 20 minutes|
|* calculation based on a 65 kg male|