Sports Nutrition

As an athlete, whether professional or amateur, you know that nutrition plays a key role in your performance. Despite the abundance of nutrition-related information available, this element of training is often the most misunderstood! At Medical Nutrition Network we can answer the multitude of questions that arise for athletes of all ages and sizes!

What Is The Best Training Diet?
The best fuel for exercise is carbohydrate. It is impossible to compete well without enough carbohydrate for your muscles to have enough energy. Medical Nutrition Network can provide you with an individualized meal plan with the appropriate amount of carbohydrate for your needs.

Should I Eat More Protein?
Contrary to popular belief, exercise, NOT extra protein, helps build muscle bulk. The current, trendy, high protein diets will not provide you with enough fuel to allow you to work hard enough to build muscle. High protein diets may also cause dehydration and decreased performance. Medical Nutrition Network can assess your specific protein needs based on size and specific sport.

How Much Fluid Do I Need?
Athlete’s fluid needs vary tremendously depending upon the type and duration of the event, and the temperature. It is generally recommended that athlete’s consume sixteen ounces of fluid two hours prior to an event. On warm days, eight to sixteen ounces of water or a sports drink may be needed thirty to sixty minutes before exercise. Medical Nutrition Network can help you determine what is best for you.

Do I Need Nutritional Supplements?
Athletes frequently use a variety of nutritional supplements, as they are bombarded with advertisements and claims of performance enhancement. Unfortunately, many of these claims are unsubstantiated. Medical Nutrition Network can analyze your diet and help you decide if any supplementation is necessary.

We Can Provide Sports-specific Nutrition Guidelines For:

  • Baseball
  • Running
  • Basketball
  • Skiing/Snowboarding
  • Bodybuilding
  • Soccer
  • Cycling
  • Swimming
  • Figure Skating
  • Tennis
  • Gymnastics
  • Track and Field
  • Martial Arts
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

We Can Provide Sports Nutrition Guidelines For:

  • Elementary, Middle, and High School Students
  • College Athletes
  • Elite and Olympic Athletes
  • Athletes with diabetes
  • Athletes with cardiovascular disease
  • Vegetarian Athletes
  • Pregnant Athletes
  • Overweight Athletes
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