Fat is a critical part of the diet for every player. While things like fried foods, oils, and cheeses contain a large amount of fat and can be harmful to an athlete, fat also serves very important roles for the body and is a necessary part of the diet. There are good fat choices and poor ones. In most cases with the players we train, the amount of fat in their diets is too high and from the wrong sources; deep fried french fries or buffalo wings, and other fried food, should not be a main part of anyone’s diet, let alone a player aspiring to be great.
Key Functions of Fat: