"In fact a great diet cannot make an average athlete elite, but a poor diet can make an elite athlete average" - Ron Maughan
What Sets Us Apart
You compete how you eat! Optimal Sports Nutrition ensures that athletes have the tools they need to maximize exercise performance. The properly fueled and hydrated body is an amazing machine-capable of breaking barriers and beating out the best in competition. Improve your endurance, speed, agility, and energy.
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WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
A sports nutritionist can work with you to customize a meal plan for your personal needs and unique sport demands:
- Fuel & Refuel Muscles: Before, during, and after exercise, energize your muscles with a carbohydrate-rich diet. Avoid overall poor performance due to depletion of glycogen stores or low blood sugars. Meeting energy requirements is a top priority for any athlete to improve performance as well as overall strength and endurance. Low energy intakes can result in loss of muscle mass, menstrual dysfunction, loss or failure to gain bone density, and increased risk of fatigue, injury and illness.
- Design Customized Meal Plans: A meal plan can help you to achieve weight or body composition goals. Optimal weight and body composition taken together may affect an athlete’s potential for success within a given sport. Body weight can influence an athlete’s speed, endurance, and power, whereas body composition can affect an athlete’s strength, agility, and appearance.
- Analyze Your Current Diet: Find out how your diet measures up. Computerized analysis of food records can help pinpoint areas for change or inadequacies.
- Determine Your Body's Requirements for Protein & Fat: It is true that protein is important to repair muscle tissues after exercise, but most protein needs are met with a well balanced diet that meets energy needs. Fat provides energy as well as fat-soluble vitamins; both high and low-fat diets can have negative effects on health.
- Maximize Your Hydration Levels: Sweating can lead to dehydration, especially during exercise in the heat. Even a small amount of dehydration can significantly impair performance.
- Sort Out Confusion About Dietary Supplements: The supplement industry is a multi-billion dollar business promoting unproven products to athletes looking for a performance edge. Often the purity and effectiveness of supplements cannot be guaranteed and naive consumption can lead to banned substance disqualification!
- Advice on Vitamin & Mineral Supplementation: Supplementation may not improve athletic performance for an athlete eating a balanced diet. Risk for deficiencies of vitamins and minerals occur when athletes restrict food intake, rapidly lose weight, or eliminate food groups from the diet.
- Put Together Your Training Diet: What to eat and drink before, during and after exercise, training or competition.
- Vegetarian Athletes: Maintain good health and optimize training or sports performance. An increasing number of athletes are adopting vegetarian diets for ecological, economic, ethical, religious, and health reasons. With careful panning vegetarian diets (except possibly fruitarian and strict macrobiotic diets) can easily meet the nutritional requirements of all types of athletes.