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Winning Ways:
Try This Pop Diet Quiz

Wednesday, June 24, 1998

By Gregory "Graig" White
SJSports Physical Fitness Advisor

This test concerning dietary supplements in general, is included in a booklet on nutrition the Washington Redskins give their players.

Can You Pass The Test?

Before taking any supplement, ask yourself the following questions:

  1. Do you eat something for breakfast seven days a week?

  2. Do you eat at least three meals a day?

  3. Do you monitor the number of calories you consume?

  4. Do you restrict your intake of fat calories to 25% of your total diet?

  5. Do 60% of your calories come in the form of carbohydrates?

  6. Do you eat from all food groups?

  7. Do you eat three to five servings of fruit a day?

  8. Do you eat at least one vegetable a day?

  9. Do you consume a well-balanced pre-game and post-game meal?

  10. Do you drink 2 quarts of water a day, above and beyond what you perspire?

If you cannot answer yes to each of the questions, why take a supplement? Don't expect supplements to replace the needs for a daily balanced diet.

Thanks to Dan Riley, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Washington Redskins!

Gregory "Graig" White is Head Strength and Condition Coach at Rutgers University in Camden. Graig is a consultant to area high school athletic programs and has probably conditioned someone you know.

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