Eating disorders are all around us. For the female and weight-class athlete, those competing in aesthetic sports, there's tremendous societal pressure surrounding how an athlete should physically look.
We often forget that there is an emotional component to nutrition and exercise. We must continue to address the athlete beyond that of sport. They are human and most of the time at greatest risk of developing chronic injury and disease states; especially, upon athletic retirement.
It's inevitable for competitive athletic participation to come to an end and the learned behaviors relating to nutrition and exercise upon that of athletic participation are significant factors that must be addressed to assist the athlete in developing a healthy relationship with food, exercise and a newfound love for themself beyond that of sport.
Check out this video from youtube - starring a US Volleyball star - addressing mental health and eating disorder in sport.
It is my job to help the athlete achieve a sustainable and enjoyable nutrition and exercise regimen that promotes #AChampionForLIFE.
Feel free to message me with any questions you may have! <3 #FuelForTheGOLD #FuelForLIFE #NutritionForLIFE #ExerciseForLIFE #HappyYOU
No matter your age, you can still achieve the GOLD. Listen to 42 year old Pro Climber, Tim Emmett, speak about how changing his diet helped him defeat his hardest climb and how proper nutrition accelerated injury recovery! #FuelForTheGOLD
Athlete Myth Buster: a lot of athletes think they shouldn't eat after dinner - any calories later in the day being stored as "fat". I'm here to tell you that is NOT the case!
Eating a protein-rich snack a few hours before bed is actually a HUGE component to muscle recovery, build and injury prevention. The muscle acts like a sponge and during sleep, you get a spike in muscle hormones (e.g. HGH). The protein consumed in the evening is quickly taken up into the muscles - accelerating recovery from the days heavy training and reducing muscle soreness going into the following day!
A few weeks back I played around with bedtime snacks and successfully created a Fall/Winter Apple Cobbler - containing @Quaker rolled oats and @OrchardValleyHarvest Glazed Pecans/Pumpkin Seeds/Dried Cranberries. Top it off with some Greek Yogurt/Frozen Yogurt and you have yourself fantastic evening snack to best #FuelForTheGOLD.
Be on the lookout for the recipe. I will be posting it to my Official ATP Sports Nutrition Page and my blog on my official website: www.atpsportsnutrition.com :)
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You may be wondering what a sports dietitian can do for you and your team...? Unlike a "Nutritionist", Sports RD's are accredited, certified and licensed to provide dietary recommendations through evidence-based practice and continuing education.
Check out this video by the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics group: Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition. Here, you'll hear from a multitude of pro athletes about the tremendous impact proper fueling can have on your sport performance! #FuelForTheGOLD