Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook-5th Edition
Boost your energy, manage stress, build muscle, lose fat, and improve your performance. The best-selling nutrition guide is now better than ever!
Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook will help you make the right choices in cafes, convenience stores, drive-throughs, and your own kitchen.
Whether you’re preparing for competition or simply eating for an active lifestyle, let this leading sports nutritionist show you how to get maximum benefit from the foods you choose and the meals you make. You’ll learn what to eat before and during exercise and events, how to refuel for optimal recovery, and how to put into use Clark’s family-friendly recipes and meal plans.
You’ll find the latest research and recommendations on supplements, energy drinks, organic foods, fluid intake, popular diets, carbohydrate and protein intake, training, competition, fat reduction, and muscle gain. Whether you’re seeking advice on getting energized for exercise or improving your health and performance, Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook has the answers you can trust.
Table of Contents
Part I Everyday Eating for Active People
Chapter 1 Building a High-Energy Eating Plan
Chapter 2 Eating to Stay Healthy for the Long Run
Chapter 3 Breakfast: The Key to a Successful Sports Diet
Chapter 4 Lunch and Dinner: At Home, on the Run, and on the Road
Chapter 5 Snacking for Health and Sustained Energy
Chapter 6 Carbohydrate: Simplifying a Complex Topic
Chapter 7 Protein to Build and Repair Muscles
Chapter 8 Replacing Sweat Losses to Maintain Performance
Part II The Science of Eating for Exercise
Chapter 9 Fueling Before Exercise
Chapter 10 Fueling During and After Exercise
Chapter 11 Supplements, Performance Enhancers, and Engineered Sports Foods
Chapter 12 Nutrition for Active Women
Chapter 13 Sport-Specific Nutrition
Part III Balancing Weight and Activity
Chapter 14 Assessing Your Body: Fat, Fit, or Fine?
Chapter 15 Gaining Weight the Healthy Way
Chapter 16 Losing Weight Without Starving
Chapter 17 Dieting Gone Awry: Eating Disorders and Food Obsessions
Part IV Winning Recipes for Peak Performance
Chapter 18 Breads and Breakfasts
Chapter 19 Pasta, Rice, and Potatoes
Chapter 20 Vegetables and Salads
Chapter 21 Chicken and Turkey
Chapter 22 Fish and Seafood
Chapter 23 Beef and Pork
Chapter 24 Beans and Tofu
Chapter 25 Beverages and Smoothies
Chapter 26 Snacks and Desserts
“[Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook is] the go-to manual for active people to fuel their exercise endeavors… With a focus on sports nutrition, you’re not focused so much on losing, but on gaining. You’re gaining speed, strength and stamina along with mental acuity and improved wellbeing. Yes, it’s also a great recipe for fat loss, but the dropping of excess poundage, again, is a side benefit rather than a primary focus. And that’s what makes it sustainable. Sports nutrition is about the journey rather than the destination. Diet books come and go, but Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook continues to be the book of choice for those who want to find out what they’re physically capable of… [The book] made all the difference for me. I had done reasonably well in my fitness journey, having lost 30 pounds of fat and gained a fair amount of muscle, but around 2003 was when I really wanted to up my game. I wanted to get faster and stronger and leaner. The director of health and fitness programs at the University of Calgary recommended Nancy’s book to me, and that was the start of changing how I viewed everything to do with food and fueling athletic performance. A decade later I’m a muscular Boston Marathon qualifier who can see his abs. Thanks, Nancy.”
James S. Fell-- Author of Lose It Right: A Brutally Honest 3-Stage Program to Get Fit and Lose Weight Without Losing Your Mind
ExcerptsDiet and heart health
Go by your gut with preexercise foods
How much should I weigh?
Vitamin and mineral supplements
Articles & LinksMaking Sense Of The Commercial Sports Food Scene
The #1 Nutrition Book Is Now Better Than Ever!
Women, Weight, And Exercise
AncillariesAll ancillary materials are FREE to course adopters and available online at
Instructor Guide The instructor guide provides lecture-related resources that can be easily applied to a typical 16-week semester framework, including:
1. An introduction explaining how to use the instructor guide components.
2. Chapter objectives.
3. Chapter summaries.
4. Lecture aids: Ideas for lecture and/or presentation topics.
5. Questions: Each chapter will have 8-10 test questions that consist of a balance of multiple choice, true/false, fill-in-the-blank, or short answer/essay questions. These questions are meant to highlight key concepts from the chapters in order to test the students’ knowledge on such concepts.
Image bank Includes most of the figures, tables, and photos from the text, sorted by chapter, that can be used in developing a customized presentation based on specific course requirements.