Nancy Clark's articles

Eating Disorders in Athletes: The Good News

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photoToo many athletes (of all ages) struggle with food. Some have disordered eating patterns; others have outright eating disorders.

Sports Nutrition: What’s Old? What’s New?

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photoTimes have changed! Common diet and sports nutrition myths get dispelled by science.

Caffeine: Performance Enhancement in a Mug

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photoFor athletes, caffeine is a proven performance enhancer. An estimated 80% of us drink coffee daily. Why, we are more likely to drink coffee than eat fruit!

The 2014 Guide to Healthy Snacking

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photoEnergy bars, gluten-free snacks, nut butters, ice cream, candy and vegetarian options for healthy snacking.

Getting Older, Day by Day

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photoDo you wonder how aging impacts performance—and what you can do to retain youthful fitness?

Eat Your Beans!

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photoIn this era of over-abundant processed foods, I contend that eating cooked beans enhances intake of a variety of important vitamins and minerals for athletes.

Fueling the Ultra-Distance Athlete

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photoPerformance starts with fueling, not training! This article provides nutrition tips for ultra-endurance athletes as well as ordinary exercisers who want ultra-energy.

Exercise Fueling, Beets, Gut Bacteria, Your Heart and More

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photoNutrition highlights from The American College of Sports Medicine 2013.

Sodium, Muscle Cramps and Sweat Losses: Tips for Sweaty Athletes

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photoOverhydration can be as dangerous to your health as underhydration. So what does a sweaty athlete need to know about staying adequately hydrated without stomach sloshing?

Athlete Weight Management

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photoAs an athlete, you are unlikely obese, but you may have concerns about your weight or have relatives who struggle with their weight.

Injured Athletes: Nutrition Tips to Hasten Healing

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photoWhat can I eat to heal quickly? How can I avoid getting fat while I'm unable to exercise? Should I be taking supplements? This article will address those concerns, plus more.

Expanding Your Sports Diet: Seeds and Grains

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photoWant to add a nice crunch, along with vitamins and minerals, to your sports diet? This article goes over the uses of flax, chia, sunflower, hemp and sesame seeds along with several grains.

Protein, Weight Management and Taste Buds

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photoProtein: How much is enough? Weight Management: How much exercise is enough? Also discussed is the link between weight and taste buds.

Should We Enable Obesity?

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photoIf we don’t stop the obesity epidemic, an estimated 42% of all Americans will be obese in 18 years. One-third will be diabetic. Our kids will die at a younger age than their parents.

For Skinny Athletes: How to Gain Weight Healthfully

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photoAlthough you cannot change your genetics and your tendency to fidget, you can boost your calorie intake. Here are five tips to help you bulk-up healthfully.
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Nancy Clark

Nancy Clark, MS, RD, an internationally known sports nutritionist and nutrition author, is a registered dietitian (RD) who specializes in nutrition for exercise, health and the nutritional management of eating disorders.