Triton Sports Nutrition
Release: Wednesday 09/13/2005 
by UCSD

Triton Sports Nutrition is unique because it WORKS.  Understand that there are no quick fixes to immortality. You will need to make a genuine, self-motivated commitment to change your eating habits by making daily healthy food choices.

TRITON SPORTS NUTRITION PRESENTATION

Goals of the Triton Sports Nutrition Program

  • Plan your meals weekly
  • Be reasonable
  • Eat balanced meals with variety
  • Avoid extremes, there is no food that is off limits, but moderation is the key to optimal performance
The meal plans featured below were created by sport nutrition professionals from UCSD to benefit each TRITON student-athlete.  Each meal plan was created considering the physiological demand of each UC San Diego sport, the time constraints placed on each student-athlete, and the dinning options available to student-athletes who live and/or eat on campus. 
 
1. Click the appropriate gender link and fill in the calorie calculator questions.
2. When answering the ACTIVITY LEVEL QUESTION, the following sports (cross country, swimming, water polo, distance running events, and basketball) should select 'Extremely Active' the rest should select 'Very Active'.
3.  Once the results are displayed click back to this page and select the appropriate meal plan below.
 
Calorie Calculator - Male AthletesFemale Athletes 

Meal Plans

For a complete nutrition analysis contact Student-Health Nutritional Services (858) 534-2058.

Hydration Requirements

The hydration requirements listed in the table below are guidelines.  If you are the type of athlete that cramps easily you may consider increasing the recommendations listed below. 

 

Hydration Recommendations

Adapted from the American Dietetics Association Sports Nutrition Book

 

Type of Training

Fluid Needs

For all UCSD Sports

10-12 Cups/day, plus fluids before, during and after exercise

Pre-Exercise

Approximately 2 Cups 2 hours prior (non-caffeinated, non-alcoholic)

During Exercise

½ C –1 C every 15 minutes

Nutrition Guides (Click on links to view guides)

Sport Nutrition and Performance Articles

 

Wednesday, April 16
Track & Field at California Invitational (heptathlon/decathlon)
10:00 AM
Azusa
M Tennis at UCLA
3:00 PM
Los Angeles
Thursday, April 17
Baseball at San Francisco State
3:00 PM
San Francisco
Track & Field at Day One
6:00 PM
Walnut
Friday, April 18
M Crew at Day One
7:00 AM
Redwood Shores
Track & Field at Day Two
10:00 AM
Walnut
Baseball at San Francisco State
12:00 PM
San Francisco
Softball at Humboldt State
1:00 PM
Arcata
Track & Field vs. Soka Peace Invitational (discus/hammer)
1:00 PM
UC San Diego
W Tennis vs. Cal State Stanislaus
2:00 PM
UC San Diego
Softball at Humboldt State
3:00 PM
Arcata
Baseball at San Francisco State
3:30 PM
San Francisco
W Water Polo vs. San Diego State
6:00 PM
UC San Diego
Saturday, April 19
M Crew at Day Two
7:00 AM
Redwood Shores
Track & Field at Soka Peace Invitational
10:30 AM
Aliso Viejo
Gatorade Pong
TAC Chipotle fundraiser