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Peyton and Eli Manning: Potatoes and Chicken

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Peyton and Eli Manning: Potatoes and Chicken

Peyton Manning and his brother Eli both perform at a Hall of Fame level in the NFL, so perhaps it's not surprising that they eat similar pre-game meals. For Peyton it's "two pieces of grilled chicken, a bowl of pasta with marinara sauce, a plain baked potato with a side of broccoli and a couple of Gatorades." Eli keeps it lighter, sticking with the same meal but choosing between the pasta and the potato. The carbo-loading approach adheres perfectly with Dr. Stein's advice that pre-game meals "contain between 200 and 300 grams of carbohydrate to make sure you have enough glucose available to your muscles and brain to be used as energy."

The Meal

  • Eight ounces of grilled chicken breast
  • One baked potato
  • A half-cup of broccoli
  • Side of pasta with marinara sauce

Nutrition Totals

  • Calories: 700
  • Fat: 7.5g
  • Carbs: 95g
  • Protein: 63g

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