Food guide for new runners

  Food guide for new runners
Author: Nancy Clark
Paperback: 158 pages
Publisher: Cardinal Publisher's Group (2009)
Language: English
ISBN: 1841262625
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Novice runners are hungry for good nutrition information. They have lots of food questions: What should I eat before I run? What about sports drinks? How much protein should I be eating? How can I lose weight and have energy to exercise? Is it normal for runners to get dizzy at the end of a run? Nancy Clark's "Food Guide for New Runners: Getting It Right From the Start" will answer those questions - plus others. The easy-reading book offers practical tips, debunks nutrition myths, and is a simple "how to" resource for new runners who are eager to learn how to reach their goals with energy to spare. Clark's "Food Guide for New Runners" is divided into three sections that address day to day eating on the run; fueling before, during, and after runs; and weight management - how to healthfully gain muscle and/or lose undesired body fat. The text is sprinkled with quotes from new runners as well as recipes, sample menus, and nutrition side bars. Nancy Clark, an internationally known sports nutritionist, is board certified as a specialist in sports dietetics. She counsels both competitive athletes and casual exercisers, and specializes in nutrition for exercise, wellness, and the management of eating disorders. Her successful private practice is located at Healthworks, the premier fitness center in Chestnut Hill (near Boston). Her clients have included the spectrum from Olympians and members of the Red Sox, Bruins and Celtics to high school and collegiate athletes to "ordinary mortals", fitness exercisers, and weekend warriors. Her nutrition advice and photo have even been the back of the Wheaties box! Nancy writes a monthly nutrition column called "The Athlete's Kitchen" which appears regularly in over one hundred sports and health publications and websites.

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