Posts Tagged ‘nutrition’

Fueling Tactics By Dave Ellis, RD Young male athletes playing power sports like baseball often dial in on muscle or weight gain strategies promoted by the popular press (supplement retailers on the internet, muscle magazines), loaded with “Bro Science” level information all designed to promote a dietary...

Sports Nutrition Myths: Busted!  By Nancy Clark, MS, RD Keeping up with the latest science-based sports nutrition recommendations is a challenge. We are constantly bombarded with media messages touting the next miracle sports food or supplement that will enhance athletic performance, promote fat loss, build muscle,...

USADA backs supplement program for athletes By. Brett Okamoto ESPN Staff Writer The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has announced its official recognition of NSF Certified for Sport dietary supplements as lower-risk products, in an effort to help curb the number of contaminated supplement cases under its...

Athlete Eating Guidelines By Rob Skinner, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS Stay hydrated. Your body is more than 60% water and your muscles depend on water to function properly. A dehydrated body cannot train or compete at its peak. Drink enough so that your urine looks like pale lemonade or apple juice and so that you are...

ORGANIZATION: Philadelphia Phillies JOB TITLE: Minor League Nutrition Coordinator, Dietitian STATUS: Full-Time LOCATION: Clearwater POSTION OVERVIEW: The Philadelphia Phillies Minor League Dietitian is responsible for selecting and ordering the meals that our minor league players and coaches will consume throughout...

Vitamins have many effects in the body and specific to athletes, they are involved in muscle contractions and energy expenditure. Elite athletes have an increased need for vitamins because of the higher stress that is placed on the body during training. The following is a list of all of the vitamins, their functions...

As a high-performance athlete, you’ve chosen a career where taking care of your body is your job. When you are training and competing full time, there are several physiological consequences that occur as a result of hard exercise. A sound recovery nutrition protocol will ensure you can optimize training adaptations...

As a sports dietitian to high school, collegiate, professional, Olympic, over-40 and recreational athletes, I spend a great deal of time talking about performance eating. Many athletes are advised to cut carbs, track macros – or macronutrients (carbs, protein and fat) – or eliminate foods without regard to the...

Seven Foundations of a Healthy Diet Healthy nutrition starts with planning. Mentally or physically map out meals and be sure this food is available. Eat at regular intervals in the day. No longer than 4 hours without food.  Choose whole foods vs processed foods for the majority of your diet (90% of the time) (see...

Immediately post surgery  Eat whatever feels appetizing and appealing to you for the first 1-2 days post surgery. You will most likely feel nauseated and not have a large appetite. Drink your calories if that is easiest – 100% fruit juice, Muscle Milk shakes, soda, or PowerAde. Try to eat something small every few...