Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook [NOOK Book]


Boost your energy, manage stress, build muscle, lose fat, and improve your performance with the all-time best-selling sports nutrition guide!

Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook will help you make the right food choices in grocery stores, restaurants, drive-throughs, and your own kitchen.

Whether you're preparing for competition or simply eating on the go, let sport's ...
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Boost your energy, manage stress, build muscle, lose fat, and improve your performance with the all-time best-selling sports nutrition guide!

Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook will help you make the right food choices in grocery stores, restaurants, drive-throughs, and your own kitchen.

Whether you're preparing for competition or simply eating on the go, let sport's leading nutritionist show you how to get maximum benefit from the foods you choose and the meals you make. You'll learn how to eat before exercise and events as well as how to refuel afterward for optimal recovery.

Readers will be able to create winning diets. But they won't spend hours in the kitchen, give up eating out or totally avoid fast food.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
YA-- As a consultant to the Boston Celtics, Clark is well equipped to advise sports aficionados on their training diets. Although her focus is primarily on the serious athlete, her nutrition tips can be useful to anyone desiring a healthy lifestyle. Discussion of the carbohydrate issue, foods to eat before and after exercising, fluids, and supplements are presented. There is also a section on weight control tips as well as suggestions for gaining weight. Healthful recipes with nutritional and caloric information complete the volume. Most of this is information is basic and is available elsewhere, but Clark's abundant use of charts and diagrams and her enthusiatic presentation make the book a winner. --Anne Paget, Episcopal High School, Bellaire, TX
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: John M Kaltenborn, MS, ATC, PES (James Madison University)
Description: This is a good basic reference for athletes or anyone looking to increase their general knowledge about proper eating habits to achieve their activity goals. This updates the 2003 edition.
Purpose: The book provides readers with a general knowledge base to help them achieve desired exercise or activity goals through the proper use of food. In light of the many fad diets that are not healthy, this book is needed. It provides enough basic information to help readers achieve exercise/activity goals while maintaining an overall healthy eating plan.
Audience: It is intended for any active persons, athletes, or individuals interested in improving their physique, performance level, or lifestyle through better eating habits. Nancy Clark does an excellent job of addressing this audience. Since she has been lecturing and writing books on this subject for almost two decades, she is a very credible source of information.
Features: Among a multitude of topics surrounding eating for an active person/athlete, the book covers how to eat throughout the day, pre- and post-workouts, as well as eating healthy throughout a lifespan. It has an extensive recipe section, providing readers with hundreds of recipes in any food category needed to provide proper nutrition for performance. The appendixes provide ample references for further research as well as key terms to help readers better grasp the concepts discussed in the book. The one shortcoming is that it does not delve into the nutritional needs for different sports. This is a possible feature that some readers would find helpful.
Assessment: This edition is of the same high quality that Nancy Clark is known for. As someone who attended a two-day nutritional workshop of hers based on the second edition of this book, I am pleased to see that this fourth edition has taken into account the new food choices/companies as well as the fad diets that have come along since then and since the 2003 edition. She remains informative as well as topical in this area.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736092722
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/11/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 307,599
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD, renowned author and board-certified specialist in sports dietetics, is known for her ability to translate the science of nutrition for exercise and health into practical tips to enhance performance, manage weight, and resolve eating disorders. She has a private practice at Healthworks Fitness Center in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, where she offers nutrition consultations to both casual exercisers and competitive athletes. Her more renowned clients have included members of the Boston Red Sox, the Boston Celtics, and many collegiate, elite, and Olympic athletes from a variety of sports. She is also an advisory board member of Mizuno, Medical Wellness Association, and the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America.

An internationally known lecturer, Clark has given presentations to professional groups such as the American Dietetic Association (ADA) and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), as well as team talks to athletes at Boston College and coaches with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team in Training national coaches certification program. She offers workshops nationally to health professionals with her sports nutrition workshop series. As a result of her renowned work, her photo and nutrition advice appeared on the back of the Wheaties box after the 2004 Summer Olympics.

Clark received her bachelor's degree in nutrition from Simmons College in Boston and her master's degree in nutrition from Boston University. She completed her internship in dietetics at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is a fellow of the American Dietetic Association, recipient of its Media Excellence Award, an active member of ADA's practice groupof sports nutritionists (SCAN), and a recipient of that group's Honor Award. In addition, Clark is a fellow of the ACSM and a recipient of the Honor Award from ACSM's New England chapter. She is also the recipient of the 2007 Simmons College Distinguished Alumna Award.

Clark is the nutrition columnist for New England Runner, Adventure Cycling, and American Fitness and is a frequent contributor to sports and fitness publications such as Shape and Runner's World. Clark also writes a monthly nutrition column called "The Athlete's Kitchen," which appears regularly in over 100 sports publications and Web sites. She has authored Nancy Clark's Food Guide for Marathoners: Tips for Everyday Champions and The Cyclist's Food Guide: Fueling for the Distance.

Clark has competed at the 10K, half-marathon, and marathon distances. She has led many extended bike tours, including a Transamerica Trip and other tours through the Canadian and Colorado Rockies. She has trekked into the Himalayas and planned the high-altitude menu for a successful expedition. Her newest sport is rowing. She and her husband, son, and daughter live in the Boston area.
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Table of Contents

Preface     vii
Acknowledgments     ix
Everyday Eating for Active People
Building a High-Energy Food Plan     3
Eating to Stay Healthy for the Long Run     29
Breakfast: The Key to a Successful Sports Diet     57
Lunch and Dinner: At Home and on the Run     75
Snacks and Snack Attacks     93
Carbohydrate to Fuel Muscles     103
Protein to Build and Repair Muscles     127
Replacing Sweat Losses     147
The Science of Eating for Sports Success
Fueling Before Exercise     167
Fueling During and After Exercise     183
Supplements, Performance Enhancers, and Engineered Sports Foods     199
Age-Specific Nutritional Needs     215
Balancing Weight and Activity
Assessing Your Body: Fat, Fit, or Fine?     229
Adding Bulk, Not Fat     249
Losing Weight Without Starving     265
Dieting Gone Awry: Eating Disorders and Food Obsessions     289
Winning Recipes for Peak Performance
Breads and Breakfasts     315
Pasta, Rice, and Potatoes     329
Vegetables and Salads     341
Chicken and Turkey     353
Fish and Seafood     367
Beef and Pork     377
Beans and Tofu     385
Beverages and Smoothies     395
Snacks and Desserts     403
For More Information     415
Selected References     428
Engineered Sports Fuels and Fluids     443
Index     449
About the Author     460
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  • Posted August 1, 2009

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    Informative for any athlete

    Great book with a lot of information. While trainging for a marathon it helped me revamp my eating giving more energy for training. I also have a teenager that plays several sports and is sometimes working out 6-7 hours a day. Was able to make changes in her diet to help fuel her with healthier, more nutrious food. Well worth the purchase. I originally checked it out at the library and decided it was worth the purchase and refer to it regularly when planning snack and meals for training. Also, a good general nutrition book with out being to boring.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2009

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    Very informative.

    Great book for those who already have a base knowledge in nutrition. Some of the most informative nutritional information I've come across. Breaks down exactly how much of each type of food from different sources for different phases of individual nutrition. Great information.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2006

    'the best nutrition book ever: simple to read, understand, and tons of very useful information!!!'

    This book has it all. Forget the information you see on TV, or other fitness store. I use this as a guideline when training for a competition or teaching personal fitness training.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2004

    Absolutely fantastic!

    This book is completely amazing and can help you to achieve a diet plan that works for you. I'd reccomend it to anyone.

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