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Given Christmas is right around the corner, you might be looking for a helpful present for a friend or teammate? Or, given the New Year is right around the corner, perhaps you want to give yourself the gift of higher energy and better athletic performance?

 

Below is my short list of nutrition resources that can make a difference in a person’s life.

 

Sports nutrition books

(Yes,some shameless self-promoting…)

Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook, new 5th edition (Oct 2013).

Having sold over 550,000 copies since the release of the first edition, this easy-to-read resource is considered by many athletes to be their “nutrition bible.” It's comprehensive yet enjoyable—and even has a recipes for sports foods.


    You might also enjoy my sport-specific books that make useful gifts for friends, family and teammates:

•Food Guide for Marathoners: Tips for Everyday Champions

•Food Guide for New Runners: Getting It Right From the Start

•Food Guide for Soccer: Tips and Recipes from the Pros

•The Cyclist's Food Guide: Fueling for the Distance.


Other excellent sports nutrition books include:


Endurance Sports Nutrition,new 3rd Edition by Suzanne Gerard Eberle RD

Power Eating, new 4th edition, by Susan Kleiner RD

Vegetarian Sports Nutrition by Enette Larson-Meyer RD.

Diabetic Athlete's Handbook by Sherri Colberg

The Athlete's Guide to Sports Supplements by Kimberly Mueller RD and Josh Hingst


Books on Weight issues, Dieting, Eating Disorders


An estimated 30 to 60% of female athletes (as well as a smaller number of males) struggle with balancing food, weight, and exercise. If you or someone you know struggles with disordered eating patterns, let them know they are not alone and can benefit from these self-help books.


8 Keys to Recovery From an Eating Disorder by Carolyn Costin

The Don't Diet, Live-It! Workbook: Healing Food, Weight and Body Issues by A. LoBue and M. Marcus.

Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works by E. Tribole RD and E. Resch RD.

The Exercise Balance: What's Too Much, Too Little, Just Right by P. Powers. and R. Thompson.

Making Weight: Healing Men's Conflicts with Food, Weight, Shape &Appearance by A. Anderson, L.Cohn & T. Holbrook

Body image: Body Image Workbook: An 8-Step Program for Learning to Like Your Looks by T. Cash.

Food and Feelings Workbook: A Full Course Meal on Emotional Health by K. Koenig.

Surviving an Eating Disorder: Perspectives and Strategies for Family & Friends by M. Siegel et al.

Your Overweight Child: Helping Without Harming by E. Satter

 

With best wishes for happy reading and a healthy 2014!

Nancy

 

PS. Many athletes would rather meet with a sports nutritionist in person than read a book. In that case, use the referral network at www.SCANdpg.org and create a gift certificate for a nutrition check-up!

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Are you searching for the perfect holiday gift for your teammates and exercise buddies?

Remember that active people welcome healthful food gifts, such as a baggie filled with homemade

trail mix then tied with a bow, a loaf of bread warm from the oven, a nutrition book with recipes.

 

Here’s a favorite trail mix recipe from my Sports Nutrition Guidebook, a popular gift in itself!

 

Sugar and Spice Trail Mix

This tasty pre-exercise snack is sweet, but not too sweet.

Put it in small baggies tied with a bow, and you’ll have gifts for the whole team! 

 

            3 cups oat squares cereal

            3 cups mini-pretzels, salted or salt-free, as desired

            2 tablespoons tub margarine, melted

            1 tablespoon packed brown sugar

            1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

            1 cup dried fruit bits or raisins

 

1. Preheat oven to 325°F.

2. In a large resealable plastic bag or plastic container with a

   cover, combine the oat squares and pretzels.

3. In a small microwavable bowl, melt the margarine; add the

   brown sugar and cinnamon. Mix well; pour over the cereal.

4. Seal the bag or container and shake gently until the mixture is

    well coated. Transfer to a baking sheet.

5. Bake uncovered for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring once or twice.

6. Let cool; add the dried fruit. Divide into 10 baggies.

 

Yield: 10 servings   

Total calories: 2,000

200 calories per serving; 40 g Carb; 5 g Protein; 2 g Fat

 

Recipe courtesy of the Amer. Heart Assoc. (www.deliciousdecisions.com)

 

Recommended Reading

Helpful sports nutrition books can also be a welcome gift.

Here are a few suggestions from the books that I have written :

 

Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook

            The sports nutrition bible for learning how to eat to win.

The Cyclist’s Food Guide: Fueling for the Distance

            For cyclists who are doing long rides or tours.

Food Guide for Marathoners: Tips for Everyday Champions

            Perfect for novice marathoners who fear hitting the wall!

Food Guide for New Runners: Getting It Right From the Start

            For the novice runner who wants to lose weight and run well

Food Guide for Soccer: Tips and Recipes From the Pros

            Useful gift for coaches, players, and soccer parents. Yummy recipes, too!

 

With best wishes for a joyful holiday season,

Nancy

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Nancy Clark RD CSSD

Nancy Clark RD CSSD

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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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