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Sports Nutrition with Nancy Clark

In today’s podcast episode, Jess interviews legendary sports dietitian Nancy Clark. As a  board certified as a specialist in sports dietetics, Nancy is the best selling author of the popular Sports Nutrition Guidebook, now in its 5th edition. Learn Nancy’s top 3 pieces of nutrition advice for active people, whether or not we really need to be taking electrolytes and how to love your body even if you feel like it’s “flawed” + so much more! You won’t want to miss this final episode of season 2. 



In this episode, you will learn: 
  • Nancy’s top 3 pieces of advice for active people when it comes to nutrition
  • How plant-based eaters can get enough protein (and Nancy’s ridiculously simple formula for calculating your daily protein needs)
  • What an active person should eat before and after a workout
  • Is it better to workout on an empty stomach…or is that a recipe for disaster?
  • How to figure out how much fluid you need in a day
  • What you really need to know when it comes to electrolytes
  • Why low salt isn’t always the answer
  • What Nancy has to say in terms of supplements, specifically for sports nutrition
  • Nancy’s really helpful “food bucket” approach to meals and meal timing
  • How to love your body even if you may feel like you body is “flawed”
Links from the Episode:

the sports nutrition guidebook by nancy clark

Nancy Clark’s Bio:

Nancy Clark, an internationally respected sports nutritionist, is a registered dietitian (RD) who is board certified as a specialist in sports dietetics (CSSD). She counsels active people of all ages and athletic abilities, from high school athletes to Olympians, and has been Team Nutritionist for the Boston Red Sox. Her private practice is in the Boston-area (Newton, MA). Nancy specializes in nutrition for performance, wellness and weight management (including helping resolve eating disorders). Her clients have included not only the Boston Red Sox, but also the Bruins, Celtics, and Boston College athletes. In the 35 years she has specialized in sports dietetics, Nancy has helped thousands of clients, from “ordinary mortals” to Olympians. Her nutrition advice and photo have even graced the back of the Wheaties’ box! Nancy enjoys writing as a way to teach people how to eat to win. Her best selling book Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook has sold over 600,000 copies and is now available in it’s 5th edition. Her other books include food guides for soccer, new runners, marathoners, and cyclists. Nancy also writes a monthly nutrition column called The Athlete’s Kitchen, which appears regularly in over 100 sports publications and websites.

nancy clark sports dietitian

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Our podcast is released every other week. In each episode we cover tips and tricks for making lifelong sustainable healthy living changes to upgrade your diet and health. We also interview leading experts in the field of health and nutrition. We hope you enjoyed this episode, and we’ll catch you next time! 

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