Vikings Nutritionist Details Abdullah Plan

Minnesota Vikings safety Husain Abdullah is a practicing Muslim and will be observing Ramadan, which began today. For the next month, Abdullah will not be allowed to eat or drink betweeen sunrise and sunset, making participating in an NFL training camp a challenge.

Vikings nutritionist Carrie Peterson is up to that challenge, and details the plan with Chip Scoggins of the Star Tribune.

"Husain said he is going to bed about 10 or 10:30 so we've got about 4 to 4 1/2 hours to get some food and drink in him so to speak," Peterson said. "His total caloric needs are about 3,800 a day. We have a large amount -- probably 2,400 to maybe 2,800 -- coming at dinner time at night.

"Husain needs at least probably 1,500 more [calories per day] than the average guy just because of what he's doing," Peterson said. "And we only have two meals to do that in."

For more on Abdullah's plan, and interesting note on the 2012 Olympics in London, click here.

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