These are just a few of the concerns i repeatedly hear from both casual exercisers and competitive athletes. More than ever, they feel confused about what and when to eat; how to fuel before, during, and after exercise; how to choose the best sports foods; and how to assemble healthy meals and snacks to help them lose fat and build muscle. Sound familiar?
there is no doubt that eating the right foods at the right times significantly improves performance and weight—as well as future health and well-being. I’ve helped many competitive athletes build bigger muscles, run faster marathons, and compete with higher energy. I’ve also helped many fitness exercisers train better, lose weight, and achieve dramatic results. Yet, too many active people fail to eat well, fail to get the most out of their workouts, and fail to feel good about their bodies and their eating patterns. Many believe that eating well equates to depriving themselves of flavorful and fun foods. this is not the case.
Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook, Fifth Edition, clarifies the confusion about how much carbohydrate, protein, and fat you should consume and teaches you how to enjoy a variety of tasty, nutrient-rich foods that can give you the winning edge.