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Sensible Sports Nutrition: Exercise and the Truth about the “Recovery Product”

I have worked with lots of athletes in my thirteen years as a dietitian and it seems the big question is always what should I be eating pre and post exercise.Often times this is not a simple answer as we must go through a typical daily intake of food combined with a specific explanation of exercise.I do find, however, that the general public is completely confused about this and often over eating when it comes to pre and post meals.

As Nancy Clark describes in the Sport’s Nutrition Handbook, there are two types of athletes:“serious” and “recreational.”Please do not get disturbed with these labels as I’m sure we all agree that the recreational exerciser is still quite serious about the method.The point is that a serious athlete is the person who exercises intensely for approximately90 minutes straight or someone such as a competitive swimmer or runner, a soccer player who may have two a days, or a triathlete training twice a day.The recreational athlete exercises about three to four day…