“Robbo told me how the boys had gone down a certain path the previous couple of years [with food], and he desired to re-visit what we did in 2013 and 2014 once we cut out bread and soft drink, and brought in an organic food truck to cook us fresh vegetables and numerous protein.
“I told Robbo I had since turn into a certified nutritionist and I can take things on in case you want, and he said, ‘Let’s do it’.
“The boys have been really good about it. I’ve shared my story and my injuries, and I didn’t want the boys to go down the identical path I did where I used to be injured and broken for 4 years before I modified my ways.
What’s On And Off the Roosters Menu
Good: Grass-fed meat; pasture-raised chicken; organic fruit and vegetables
Bad: Vegetable oil; processed foods; soft drink; alcohol and bread sparsely
“It’s all about eating whole, fresh, nutrient-dense foods as much as possible, which supplies you clean energy and promotes healing.
“The foods you don’t want are processed foods, vegetable oil and refined sugars.”
Minichiello said there have been elements of the Keto food plan, which embraces fat over carbohydrates, however the food plan was more a mixture of various trends he had followed over time.
Players can still eat bread sparsely, and drink alcohol sparsely, while Minichiello encouraged grass-fed red meats, pasture-fed chickens and spray-free and ‘toxin-free’ fruit and vegetables.
Meanwhile, Minichiello will host a function on Tuesday night to launch the club’s recent $12.5 million centre of excellence at Allianz Stadium – the flashy facility is anticipated to be named after billionaire chairman Nick Politis. The training set-up spans your complete length of Allianz Stadium on the mezzanine level along the eastern grandstand.
It features a recovery pool, gym and museum, including the silverware the club has won over time, while Politis is anticipated to be recognised due to his contribution to the club for over 50 years.
The Roosters will call Allianz Stadium home until no less than the tip of 2047 after taking out a 25-year lease. The club will proceed to coach across the road at Kippax Fields.
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