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Eating Like This WNBA Player Will Help You Dominate Your Fitness Goals

At the moment, everyone is obsessed with the 16 men's college basketball teams vying for the right to be crowned champion. However, there are also 16 women's college basketball teams competing for the same prize.

And while there can only be one winner in both the men's and women's brackets, there will be many players who look to play professional basketball after their college careers.

Making the jump from college to pro isn't easy, and it isn't just based on skill. To play at the highest level, athletes have to train and eat like champions, too.

Now, you may not be competing for an NCAA title or looking to play pro sports, but when it comes to achieving your fitness goals, the same rules apply. Succeeding in the gym or on the track, or at any other activity, starts with proper nutrition.

No one knows this better than nine-time WNBA All-Star Sue Bird. The 35-year-old has two WNBA titles to her name and is still going strong, despite playing for the Seattle Storm and other teams in Europe.

Here's what she eats to continue to stay at the top of her game.

For breakfast, Bird goes with an egg sandwich comprised of two eggs, two cups of veggies -- preferably spinach and onions -- and an English muffin. She also drinks a cup of coffee.

After a morning workout, Bird downs a protein shake to help refuel.

For lunch, the point guard eats a salad with veggies and chicken, fish or another protein.

Occasionally, though, Bird will reportedly allow herself a sandwich with her salad.

For dinner, Bird sticks to 4 ounces of protein, two cups of veggies and two servings of a grain, like spaghetti squash or sweet potato.

Another important part of Sue Bird's daily diet is snacks. Snacks get a bad rap, but they're key for folks on the move. She apparently opts for healthy snacks, like KIND bars, nuts, fruits or beef jerky.

Don't worry, Bird does allow herself some guilty pleasures. She reportedly indulges in ice cream sandwiches from Molly Moon's Homemade Ice Cream in Seattle every once in a while.

Do you have what it takes to eat like a pro?

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Citations: How to eat like a WNBA player, according to Sue Bird (For The Win)