Boost your energy, manage stress, build muscle, lose fat, and improve your performance. The best-selling nutrition guide is now better than ever!
Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook will help you make the right choices in cafes, convenience stores, drive-throughs, and your own kitchen.
Whether you’re preparing for competition or simply eating for an active lifestyle, let this leading sports nutritionist show you how to get maximum benefit from the foods you choose and the meals you make. You’ll learn what to eat before and during exercise and events, how to refuel for optimal recovery, and how to put into use Clark’s family-friendly recipes and meal plans.
You’ll find the latest research and recommendations on supplements, energy drinks, organic foods, fluid intake, popular diets, carbohydrate and protein intake, training, competition, fat reduction, and muscle gain. Whether you’re seeking advice on getting energized for exercise or improving your health and performance, Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook has the answers you can trust.
Part I Everyday Eating for Active People
Chapter 1 Building a High-Energy Eating Plan
Chapter 2 Eating to Stay Healthy for the Long Run
Chapter 3 Breakfast: The Key to a Successful Sports Diet
Chapter 4 Lunch and Dinner: At Home, on the Run, and on the Road
Chapter 5 Snacking for Health and Sustained Energy
Chapter 6 Carbohydrate: Simplifying a Complex Topic
Chapter 7 Protein to Build and Repair Muscles
Chapter 8 Replacing Sweat Losses to Maintain Performance
Part II The Science of Eating for Exercise
Chapter 9 Fueling Before Exercise
Chapter 10 Fueling During and After Exercise
Chapter 11 Supplements, Performance Enhancers, and Engineered Sports Foods
Chapter 12 Nutrition for Active Women
Chapter 13 Sport-Specific Nutrition
Part III Balancing Weight and Activity
Chapter 14 Assessing Your Body: Fat, Fit, or Fine?
Chapter 15 Gaining Weight the Healthy Way
Chapter 16 Losing Weight Without Starving
Chapter 17 Dieting Gone Awry: Eating Disorders and Food Obsessions
Part IV Winning Recipes for Peak Performance
Chapter 18 Breads and Breakfasts
Chapter 19 Pasta, Rice, and Potatoes
Chapter 20 Vegetables and Salads
Chapter 21 Chicken and Turkey
Chapter 22 Fish and Seafood
Chapter 23 Beef and Pork
Chapter 24 Beans and Tofu
Chapter 25 Beverages and Smoothies
Chapter 26 Snacks and Desserts
Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD, is an internationally respected
sports nutritionist, health coach, author, and workshop leader. She is a registered
dietitian (RD) who specializes in nutrition for exercise, weight control, and
the nutritional management of eating disorders. She is a board-certified specialist
in sports dietetics (CSSD) and a certified Well Coach. She has advised members
of the Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics, and Boston Breakers. She has worked with
athletes from Boston College and many other collegiate, elite, and Olympic athletes
from a variety of sports. At her private practice in Newton, MA, Clark also
counsels both casual exercisers and recreational athletes.
Clark is the nutrition columnist for New England Runner, Rowing, and American Fitness. She is a frequent contributor to Runner's World and has been on the advisory board for Shape magazine. Clark also writes a monthly nutrition column called The Athlete's Kitchen, which appears regularly in more than 150 sports and health publications and websites, including Active.com and MomsTeam.com.
Clark is the author of four other nutrition books: Food Guide for Marathoners: Tips for Everyday Champions, Food Guide for New Runners: Getting It Right From the Start, Cyclist's Food Guide: Fueling for the Distance, and Food Guide for Soccer: Tips and Recipes from the Pros. See www.nancyclarkrd.com for more information.
Supplementary Instructional Materials
All ancillary materials are FREE to course adopters and available online at
Instructor Guide The instructor guide provides lecture-related resources that can be easily applied to a typical 16-week semester framework, including:
1. An introduction explaining how to use the instructor guide components.
2. Chapter objectives.
3. Chapter summaries.
4. Lecture aids: Ideas for lecture and/or presentation topics.
5. Questions: Each chapter will have 8-10 test questions that consist of a balance of multiple choice, true/false, fill-in-the-blank, or short answer/essay questions. These questions are meant to highlight key concepts from the chapters in order to test the students’ knowledge on such concepts.
Image bank Includes most of the figures, tables, and photos from the text, sorted by chapter, that can be used in developing a customized presentation based on specific course requirements.