1. Do you think sports nutrition is applicable only to competitive athletes? Why or Why not? Defend your answer.
2. Josh has soccer practice each day from 6-8 am and weight training from 8-9 am. He struggles with what to consume before early morning practice and post work out prior to heading to class. Occasionally Josh skips breakfast or lunch due to lack of ideas for fuel and is short on time. Recommend 2-3 meals or snacks that would be appropriate for pre and post exercise.
3. Sarah is a track and field long distance runner who typically runs 12-16 miles per week during practice. She states she has reduced the amount of carbohydrate in her diet because she is concerned carbs may cause weight gain. Sarah also complains of feeling tired most days and needing to take a nap. As her nutrition coach what are your recommendations for Sarah?
4. What type of diets have you noticed trending currently for average individuals and/or athletes in regards to carbohydrate? What is your take on these? (1 point)
Nutrition is the study of nutrients in food, how the body uses them, and the relationship between diet, health, and disease. Nutritionists use ideas from molecular biology, biochemistry, and genetics to understand how nutrients affect the human body. Even though nutrition is recommended to everyone, sportsmen require nutrition more to address the quick changes in their body chemistry and the heightened metabolic rate in their bodies and to replace the worn body tissues and energy during sporting activity.