Sports Nutrition

Visiting a Registered Dietitian with a specialization in Sports Nutrition can help active individuals achieve health and performance goals through appropriate nutritional strategies, proper hydration, and body weight/body fat optimization. A Registered Dietitian will work closely with you to optimize your food intake as it relates to your sport-specific requirements, while accommodating personal preferences and busy training and competition schedules.

Dietary advice is based on scientifically researched principles to help guide you in the following areas:

  • Types of foods to eat before, during, and after exercise
  • Meal timing, appropriate use of snacks, and post-workout recovery nutrition
  • Energy and macronutrient needs (carbohydrates, protein, and fat) for your level of activity and preferred ratios
  • Detailed dietary analysis to isolate deficiencies that may be impacting performance
  • Specific plans to improve diet quality, hydration, and supplementation, if necessary
  • Nutrition as a strategy to prepare for an upcoming athletic event (i.e. marathon, triathlon, team tryout, sports tournament, or provincial/national/international-level competition)
  • Identify and address underlying health issues that could hinder your ability to train and compete effectively
    • Anemia
    • Stress fractures
    • Disordered eating