The Healthy Former Athlete: Nutrition and Fitness Advice for the Transition from Elite Athlete to Normal Human

The Healthy Former Athlete: Nutrition and Fitness Advice for the Transition from Elite Athlete to Normal Human

by Lauren Link RD, CSSD


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510736092
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 11/06/2018
Pages: 152
Sales rank: 1,257,350
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Lauren Link, RD, CSSD is a registered dietitian and Board-certified specialist in sports dietetics. She is the director of sports nutrition at Purdue University, where she played women’s soccer and was part of the 2007 Big Ten Tournament championship team. With a dual degree in dietetics and nutrition, fitness and health, Lauren began her professional career as a clinical dietitian with St. Vincent's Hospital before returning to her alma mater to work as a sports dietitian. She is the founder of a student-athlete community garden and spearheads a program called BLAST—Boiler Life After Sport—designed to help address key components of athletes' transition to “normal human” status.

Table of Contents

Introduction: What it means to be a "Normal Human" ix

1 Bumin' Those Cals: 10 realities of your new lifestyle and how to make sure you're burning enough calories to meet your new Normal Human goals 1

2 Muscle Loss: How to set and meet realistic body composition goals for your new lifestyle 15

3 Oh, Thanksgiving …: Everything you need to know about your food intake and how to calculate how many calories YOU need 25

4 What To Eat: Where your calories should be coming from and why you don't have to give up all of your guilty pleasures 31

5 What's on Your Plate?: How to balance food portions on your plate based on your activity level 41

6 When To Eat: Why meal timing can make a huge difference in meeting your goals 49

7 Hydration: What you should and should not be drinking 53

8 Smart Grocery Shopping: Tips for getting the most nutritional value for your dollar and understanding nutrition labels so you can avoid sneaky manufacturer tricks 61

9 Packing A Lunch: How DIY can save loads you of money-and ensure that you're in control of what ingredients you're eating 71

10 Get Cooking: Ditto-plus knowing how to cook will make you an even better catch 77

11 Redefining Yourself: How to wrap your head around the mental aspect of the transition to Normal Human 85

12 Going It Alone: Life without your teammates may feel lonely at first, but there are plenty of ways to expand your new social circles 89

Conclusion 95

Appendix A Recipes for Beginners: With plenty of extra space to take notes! 99

Appendix B Tips for Healthy Weight Gain 119

Appendix C Tips for Healthy Weight Loss 123

Appendix D Outtakes: Just for giggles 127

Appendix E Workout Plans: Your contract with yourself to commit to your plan! 131

About the Author 139

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