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Sports Nutrition by Kary Woodruff

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Chapter 8

Common Nutrition Concerns Among Athletes

Rarely does a sports nutrition professional work with an athlete with no special circumstances, and seldom are dietary recommendations as straightforward as those outlined in Chapter 4. Usually the sports nutritionist will need to make adjustments or modifications. This chapter highlights common and important considerations in working with athletes. Many athletes have goals of altering body weight (mass) or body composition, and this requires an individualized and intentional approach so as to maintain health and support optimal performance. The sports nutrition professional must understand the concept of energy balance and why this idea is not so straightforward in implementation. There are ...

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