Chapter 20. Sports Nutrition: Practical Guidelines for the Sports Physician

  1. Professor Martin P. Schwellnus MBBCh, MSc, MD
  1. Louise M. Burke PhD, APD1,2

Published Online: 29 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300635.ch20

Olympic Textbook of Medicine in Sport

Olympic Textbook of Medicine in Sport

How to Cite

Burke, L. M. (2008) Sports Nutrition: Practical Guidelines for the Sports Physician, in Olympic Textbook of Medicine in Sport (ed M. P. Schwellnus), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300635.ch20

Editor Information

  1. UCT/MRC Research Unit for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, Department of Human Biology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Sports Nutrition, Australian Institute of Sport, Bruce, ACT, Australia

  2. 2

    Deakin University, Melbourne, Victoria 3125, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 10 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405156370

Online ISBN: 9781444300635

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Keywords:

  • lose or gain weight to reach an ideal level for performance;
  • Targets for ideal body mass (BM);
  • inadequate carbohydrate intake;
  • risk factors for inadequate carbohydrate intake;
  • risk factors for reduced iron status;
  • pre-event eating;
  • fluid and food intake during event;
  • supplements and sports foods;
  • World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Issue 1: How can I lose or gain weight to reach an ideal level for performance?

  • Issue 2: Why am I so tired and unable to train or perform at my best?

  • Issue 3: What can I do to recover between training sessions or repeated competition bouts?

  • Issue 4: What should I eat before and during my event?

  • Issue 5: What supplements and sports foods are effective and safe to use?

  • Issue 6: How can I achieve all my nutrition goals when I am traveling for a special training camp or competition?

  • References