5,000 calories a day and Jack Nowell starts it all with one hell of a breakfast
When you're one of the best players in the Gallagher Premiership, diet and nutrition make a slight but significant difference.
England and Exeter Chiefs wing Jack Nowell was in fine form for club and country this season. His pace and elusiveness ensured he was a thorn in the side of virtually every team he came up against.
6.1 - @ExeterChiefs' @nowellsy15 beat 55 defenders in just nine league games this season - including nine against Saracens in the @premrugby final - his average of 6.1 defenders beaten per game was the most of any player to feature more than once in 2018/19. Elusive. pic.twitter.com/pZStetTELH
— OptaJonny (@OptaJonny) June 4, 2019
A large part of Nowell's success is owed to the nutrition taken on during training and match days. It's all very well training for power and speed and having innate natural ability, but without the right fuel, you're not going to perform optimally.
Although he doesn't consciously count calories, Nowell puts away 4-5,000 calories per day. The Cornwall man prefers fewer, bigger meals instead of smaller, more frequent snacks.
Speaking to Red Bull, Nowell said: