Lamar Jackson eats Shrimp Alfredo before every game



1. The next time you watch Lamar Jackson running all over a football field on a Sunday afternoon, know that he’s doing it with a combination of pasta, cream, butter, cheese and shrimp in his stomach.

The Ravens quarterback has revealed that before each and every game, he eats Shrimp Alfredo. 

“Shrimp Alfredo, that’s my meal before the game,” Jackson told CNBC. On carbo loading, he says, “They say [pasta] helps your brain. I feel like I go out with a level head and I can think.”

Now, I know about food, but I don’t know anything about running. So instead of me trying to figure out how Jackson can be so damn fast after downing a meal that has 1,150 calories and 69 grams of fat, I reached out to my SI.com colleague, Chris Chavez, who is a dedicated runner, (if you are into running, Chavez is a must-follow on Twitter and Instagram) to ask him to share the effects a plate of Shrimp Alfredo could have on a runner. Here’s his take:





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