Ep. 101- Sports Nutrition & Fueling Performance with the Astro's Dietitian, Roberta Anding
09.25.2019 - By UpliftFit Nutrition
In this episode, guest Roberta Anding, MS, RD/LD, CSSD, CDE, sports dietitian of the Houston Astro's and Rice Athletics (previous Houston Texans), professor at Rice University, and past spokesperson of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics joins the podcast. She shares her knowledge and expertise on various topics in sports nutrtition, performance nutrition, and shares practical tips and encouragent for students who want to get into the field of sports nutrition.
A few questions and topics covered:
-What do you see as the hardest concept for athletes to understand when it comes to fueling for their performance?
-The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics- why dietitians should be supporting
-What are the 3 most common myths you have to debunk to your athletes?
-Importance of hydration for athletes & personalization- why it's more than a "standard" for how much to drink & difference needed based on sport.
-Acute vs chronic inflammation- what are nutrition & supplement implications that can help, and hurt, recovery & MPS? What can you take for helping to reduce inflammation? (Special note on when fish oil can HURT you)
-Nutrition during injury- What does the science say for soft tissue injuries? How can athletes maximize their nutrition to promote recovery?
-How do you handle an athlete’s physique goals in relation to optimizing their nutrition for training? Important notes on physique and performance goals- especially for endurance athletes.
-What are your top tips for dietetic students that want to get involved in sports nutrition?
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