Iginla took in 4,500 calories a day while training, yet still lost eight pounds. He ate small meals and never went more than two hours without eating.
? FIRST BREAKFAST Before training, a bowl of raisin bran.
? SECOND BREAKFAST After training, a protein shake (half cup blueberries, banana, half cup of 1% milk, 50 grams of protein powder, spoonful of peanut butter).
? LUNCH Two buffalo burgers on a bun; lettuce, tomato. Why? "They're leaner than hamburgers," Iginla says.
? SNACK Protein bar (30 grams) and fruit. Over the course of a day Iginla ate 2 1/2 pounds of fruit. "In Kelowna [B.C., where he lives] cherries were everywhere.... That's where I got most of my carbs."
? DINNER Baked halibut, white rice and green beans. "After dinner I'd probably have another protein bar."
? BEFORE BED Protein powder (30 grams) mixed with water.