EATING "CLEAN" AND AVOIDING "BAD" FOODS: UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES FOR ATHLETES
How often have your sports-active clients reported they "eat clean" and "eat only healthy foods?" Yet, they come to you complaining about their inability to lose weight, wondering why they are so tired, and feeling a bit boxed-in by their perfect diet.
This session will address the unintended consequences that come with "eating clean." Experienced sports dietitian Nancy Clark MS RD CSSD will share counseling strategies that you can use to effectively educate fitness exercisers and athletes alike regarding how to fuel for top performance and good health, as well as have a flexible relationship with all foods, be they "clean" or "dirty."
This workshop offers sports nutrition science as well as counseling tips to help you effectively combat trendy myths and misconceptions. The presentation will boost your confidence when counseling both fitness exercisers and competitive athletes.
By choosing the live workshop, you’ll be able to ask your questions and leave with answers.
At the end of this one-hour presentation, you will be able to help your client:
Identify the costs and benefits of "eating clean."
Understand a balanced perspective regarding "good" and "bad" foods.
Build a health-promoting sports diet that allows for flexibility.
Appropriately fuel before, during and after exercise.
Create a flexible yet health-promoting food plan that will enhance their athletic performance.
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. Her private practice is in the Boston-area (Newton, MA).
Clark 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 37 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’s best-selling Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook has sold over 600,000 copies and is now available in its 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 and fitness publications and websites.
In addition to inspiring active people to fuel wisely for top performance, Nancy has presented workshops to RDs across the nation, inspiring them to become sports dietitians. She has helped establish sports dietetics as a viable career path. Nancy has also educated trainers, coaches and other health professionals about the value of partnering with RDs.
Nancy earned her undergraduate degree in nutrition from Simmons College in Boston and has received the Simmons College Distinguished Alumna Award. She completed her dietetic internship at Massachusetts General Hospital. Her master’s degree in nutrition with a focus on exercise physiology is from Boston University. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American College of Sports Medicine. She has been on ACSM’s Board of Trustees.
Health and fitness are personal values for Nancy. She is a regular bicycle commuter, runner and gardener. She has completed several marathons, bicycled across America, and trekked in the Himalayas. She has two children and has enjoyed the associated experiences of being a sports parent.