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Save the date: March 2-3, 2012 at Arizona State University-Downtown Campus


Here’s your chance to learn how to further your career while enjoying an information-packed workshop

with two internationally known professionals:

Sportsnutritionist Nancy Clark MS,RD, CSSD is respected for her work with counseling athletes and exercisers.

• Exercise physiologist William Evans PhD is renown for his research with protein, weight, and aging.

They will be offering a 1.5-day program that is designed to help sports nutritionists, personal trainers, coaches,

athletic trainers, exercise physiologists, and sports medicine professionals learn how to effectively teach a winning nutrition message.

Athletes themselves are welcome, and will find answers to their questions about--

-eating for health, enhanced performance, and longevity

-balancing carbohydrates, protein, and sports supplements

-managing weight and eating disorders.


“I was surprised tolearn new information on a topic I thought I knew so well.”

            --Registereddietitian/personal trainer, Seattle



See for more details.

If you cannot travel, the workshop is offered online as home study.

Topics include:

Exercise physiology, exercise and aging, weight control,

sports nutrition, counseling tips for eating disordered athletes,

ergogenic aids, creatine, case studies, hands-on information – plus networking.


Cost:  $229; $134 full-time students and dietetic interns





Formore information and to register:

Ifyou cannot attend in person, the workshop can come to you.

Simply enjoy the online course at


Phone:  501-952-2947

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Q. I am using an app that tells me I need to lose weight by eating 1,400 calories. I am having a really hard time eating that little bit of food. What should I do?


A. Without knowing your height and weight, I can only take an educated guess at answering your question. My guess is: If you are having a hard time following the diet, don't even try! A 1,400-calorie reducing diet is lower than I would recommend for even a sedentary couch potato.

For many of my dieting female fitness exercisers, I recommend 1800 to 2,000 calories to lose weight and 2,000 to 2,400 for athletes who are doing hard training. While that may sound like “too much”, it is not! In order to lose weight, you only need to chip off 100 to 200 calories (from your weight-maintenance calories) at the end of the day. Theoretically, this will contribute to a loss of 10 to 20 pounds over the course of the year.

Slow weight loss, with a small calorie deficit, allows you to still have energy to exercise and function effectively in your daily life. Semi-starvation diets tend to backfire. While you may lose weight quickly by sheer will power and white- knuckling the hunger pangs, research suggests you will gain it back —plus more — in a short amount of time.
Weight loss is far more complex than any app can figure out, and not as simple as eating less and exercising more. After all, if weight loss were simple, than everyone who has ever been on a diet would be thin. Not the case! Rather than rely on an app, I highly recommend you get personalized help by meeting with a sports dietitian. To find this local nutrition professional, use the referral network at


Be wise,


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Nancy Clark RD CSSD

Nancy Clark RD CSSD

Member since: Jul 8, 2007

Hi! I specialize in nutrition for exercise, and help active people figure out how to manage food, weight, exercise, energy and enjoyment of eating. Let me know if you have any questions!

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