A sports nutritionist can work with you to customize a meal plan for your personal needs and unique sport demands:
Fuel & Refuel Muscles
Before, during, and after exercise, energize your muscles with a carbohydrate-rich diet. Avoid overall poor performance due to depletion of glycogen stores or low blood sugars. Meeting energy requirements is a top priority for any athlete to improve performance as well as overall strength and endurance. Low energy intakes can result in loss of muscle mass, menstrual dysfunction, loss or failure to gain bone density, and increased risk of fatigue, injury and illness.
Design Customized Meal Plans
A meal plan can help you to achieve weight or body composition goals. Optimal weight and body composition taken together may affect an athlete’s potential for success within a given sport. Body weight can influence an athlete’s speed, endurance, and power, whereas body composition can affect an athlete’s strength, agility, and appearance.
Analyze Your Current Diet
Find out how your diet measures up. Computerized analysis of food records can help pinpoint areas for change or inadequacies.
Determine Your Body’s Requirements for Protein & Fat
It is true that protein is important to repair muscle tissues after exercise, but most protein needs are met with a well balanced diet that meets energy needs. Fat provides energy as well as fat-soluble vitamins; both high and low-fat diets can have negative effects on health.
Maximize Your Hydration Levels
Sweating can lead to dehydration, especially during exercise in the heat. Even a small amount of dehydration can significantly impair performance.
Sort Out Confusion About Dietary Supplements
The supplement industry is a multi-billion dollar business promoting unproven products to athletes looking for a performance edge. Often the purity and effectiveness of supplements cannot be guaranteed and naive consumption can lead to banned substance disqualification!
Advice on Vitamin & Mineral Supplementation
Supplementation may not improve athletic performance for an athlete eating a balanced diet. Risk for deficiencies of vitamins and minerals occur when athletes restrict food intake, rapidly lose weight, or eliminate food groups from the diet.
Put Together Your Training Diet
What to eat and drink before, during and after exercise, training or competition.
Maintain good health and optimize training or sports performance. An increasing number of athletes are adopting vegetarian diets for ecological, economic, ethical, religious, and health reasons. With careful panning vegetarian diets (except possibly fruitarian and strict macrobiotic diets) can easily meet the nutritional requirements of all types of athletes.