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The Science of Fueling for Performance

The Science of Fueling for Performance

 

As a sports dietitian, I rely on the research of exercise physiologists and sports scientists who study the best ways for competitive athletes to fuel their bodies to optimize their performance. John Ivy PhD, Professor Emeritus at the University of Texas–Austin and author of Nutrient Timing, is one such researcher. Here are some of his insights. Continue Reading

Book Review: Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook, 5th Edition (2014)

Book Review: Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook, 5th Edition (2014)

This book review was written by Linda Caley RD

An invaluable resource for active people and a classic reference for nutrition professionals.

Revised and updated, Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook, Fifth Edition, provides answers to the many questions asked by active people who are confused about what, how and when to eat for optimal health and peak athletic performance. Nancy clears up that confusion by offering sound, sustainable nutrition advice that works! Her book is easy to read, well organized, and has a great index, so you can easily look up a topic and quickly find an answer. The information is invaluable on a broad spectrum, from fitness exercisers to competitive athletes.

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Sports nutrition websites: Where to find good information

The Internet offers an amazing array of sports nutrition information—but it also contributes to great confusion. Many athletes complain to me about information overload; they have no idea whom to believe and how to determine which websites offer reputable advice. No wonder; if you google “credible sports nutrition information,” you will find over four million links!

If you are like most active people, you simply want to know how to find valid information that tells you what and when to eat to perform at your best. Here’s a list of websites to help you fuel wisely, eat healthfully, and feel confident with your food choices.

www.nestlenutrition-institute.org/nutrition-topics/Pages/SportsNutrition.aspx?nt=008

www.gssiweb.org

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