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Eat Like a Champion by Jill Castle

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CHAPTER 5

Game Plan—One, Two, Three Meals!

If you fail to prepare, you’re prepared to fail.

—Mark Spitz, Olympic gold medalist in swimming

Debbie knew she had to have a meal at the ready when her 18-year-old daughter, Lauren, a club volleyball player, came home from practice. After a 2-hour practice and a 45-minute drive home, Lauren arrived at a late dinner hour and was generally tired, cranky, and hungry. If Debbie didn’t have dinner ready, her daughter would be in the pantry and refrigerator, hunting for food. Yet getting a meal on the table wasn’t easy. “I have three other kids who also have sports and other after-school activities, so I have to have a plan—and every day may be different, depending on what’s going on,” explained Debbie. ...

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