Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook 6th Edition


About the Product (6th Edition)

You’ve heard it, you’ve read it, and you know from experience it’s true: You’ll feel better and perform better when you choose the right foods to fuel your body. The problem is, the more active your lifestyle is, the less time you have to spend on preparing healthful meals. Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook offers solutions from the nation’s leading sports nutritionist.

More than 350,000 fitness enthusiasts and athletes have already turned to the first two editions of this book for straightforward sports nutrition and weight management advice. Now the all-time best-selling sports nutrition guide has been thoroughly updated with realistic eating strategies to help you make nutritious, tasty food choices in today’s fast-paced, high-stress, eat-on-the-run society.

Renowned sports nutritionist Nancy Clark shows you what to eat to boost energy, reduce stress, control weight, improve health, and enhance workouts—even when coping with a stressful lifestyle. You’ll learn how to navigate your way healthfully through grocery stores, restaurants, food courts, and even your own kitchen, with numerous food suggestions and sample meal plans. You’ll find more than 72 recipes for healthful, mouth-watering meals that are quick and easy to prepare.

Clark offers recommendations on how to lose undesired body fat while maintaining energy for exercise. She helps you get the maximum benefit from the foods you choose, and her sample eating plans show you how to fuel for specific workouts. You’ll learn how to eat well on a day-to-day basis as well as how to eat before games or tournaments and, just as important, how to eat afterward for optimal recovery. Clark covers current food, diet, and supplement options and explains which are best—and why—based on your individual energy needs. She also offers healing information on overcoming food and weight obsessions and advice on trendy diet alternatives like the Zone, Atkins, thermogenics, and Ultra Slim-Fast.

Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook is the preferred source of solid nutritional advice to fuel an active lifestyle while achieving a desired weight. Use it to feel great and energized all day long.
About the Author

Nancy Clark, MS, RD, is the director of nutrition services at SportsMedicine Associates in Brookline, Massachusetts, one of the largest athletic injury clinics in the Boston area. A registered dietitian specializing in nutrition for sports, exercise, and weight management, Clark counsels everyone from casual exercisers to competitive athletes. Her more famous clients include members of the Boston Red Sox and Boston Celtics as well as many elite and Olympic athletes. She is also the sports nutrition consultant to Boston College’s sports medicine department and the Arthritis Foundation’s Joint in Motion Marathon Training Program.

Clark is the nutrition columnist for New England Runner, Adventure Cycling, Rugby, and She is a regular contributor to Shape and Runner’s World, and she writes a monthly nutrition column titled “The Athlete’s Kitchen,” which appears in more than 100 sports and health publications and Web sites. In addition, Clark is the author of Nancy Clark’s Food Guide for Marathoners: Tips for Everyday Champions, and she has an audiotape, Dieting Tips for Active People: How to Lose Fat and Maintain Energy to Train.

An internationally known lecturer, Clark has given presentations to such groups as the American Dietetic Association (ADA), the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and the International Food Information Council. She has also led workshops for athletes at the Olympic Training Centers in Colorado Springs and Lake Placid. Clark received her undergraduate degree in nutrition from Simmons College in Boston and her master’s degree in nutrition from Boston University. She completed her internship in dietetics at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is a fellow of the ADA, recipient of their 1995 Media Excellence Award, and an active member of ADA’s practice group of sports nutritionists (SCAN) and a recipient of its 1992 Honor Award. In addition, Clark is a fellow of the ACSM and recipient of the 1994 Honor Award from ACSM’s New England chapter.

An athlete herself, Clark has biked across America, run marathons, and trekked in the Himalayas. A regular bike commuter and member of the Greater Boston Track Club, she lives in Newton, Massachusetts, with her husband and two children.

Table of Contents

Part I. Eating Strategies for High Energy

Chapter 1. A Plan for Good Nutrition
Chapter 2. Healthy Choices Make Healthy Bodies
Chapter 3. Better Diets Begin With Breakfast
Chapter 4. Meals to Fight Stress and Fatigue
Chapter 5. Snacks for Cravings and Pre-Exercise Energy
Chapter 6. Fueling During and After Exercise
Chapter 7. Eliminating Carbohydrate Confusion
Chapter 8. Protein and Performance

Part II. Balancing Weight and Activity

Chapter 9. Finding a Healthy Body Fat Level
Chapter 10. Bulking Up Without Adding Fat
Chapter 11. Losing Weight Without Starvation
Chapter 12. Eating Disorders and Food Obsessions

Part III. Winning Recipes

Chapter 13. Breads and Breakfasts
Chapter 14. Pasta, Rice, Potatoes
Chapter 15. Vegetables, Tofu, and Beans
Chapter 16. Chicken, Turkey, and Seafood
Chapter 17. Beef and Pork
Chapter 18. Beverages
Chapter 19. Snacks and Desserts

Appendix A. Recommended Reading
Appendix B. For More Information
Appendix C. Selected References

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