Who doesn’t want to look like an athlete?

If only we could all put in full days at the gym. But it takes more than intense workouts to be in top shape. Proper nutrition plays as large a role as exercise for professional athletes. (As the saying goes, "Abs are made in the kitchen.) And the biggest difference between us and pro athletes is discipline at the dinner table. They work too hard to waste calories on salty or fatty foods.

The Daily Meal has put together a list of nine foods athletes should never eat. Some of them you've certainly heard before, but a few will surprise you. Take a look and see how your diet compares. I'll bet you've had at least one of them today.

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