Eating right as an athlete doesn’t have to be a struggle! These great tools and tips will put you on the path to nutritional success. Check out these amazing online resources for healthy eating and diet tips for athletes.
This comprehensive article from Eat Right Ontario is a great resource if you are considering taking sports supplements. Rather than endorsing supplements, the article objectively covers the pros and cons of the top five supplements for athletes so that you can make your own informed decisions. The five supplements analyzed include: protein powder; creatine; caffeine; sports bars; and glucosamine.
This awesome app helps you track your food and activity choices, analyze your recipes and plan your meals. You can even sign up for free to set goals and track your progress.
Similar to eaTracker, Cronometer is a great online tool to use to manage your diet and nutrition. Tracking macros? Get the app and stay on track of your carb, fat and protein intake with ease. The app/website lets you create an account and use it to log your meals, exercise, biometrics, and even lets you add notes.
‘Macros’ is short for macronutrients. Many athletes ‘track their macros’ in order to achieve physique goals and ensure that they get enough of the major nutrients (carbs, fat, protein) in their diet. Tracking macros has become popular for athletes who like to eat and don’t want to be restricted to bland meals in order to see results. Fitocracy Macros is an app that can be used to easily track macros and calories.
Nutrition for athletes isn’t rocket science. Give these tools, tips and services a try to fuel yourself the smart way.
Nutrition planning is integral to achieve your optimal athletic performance. Gazelle Nutrition Lab delivers one-on-one or group nutrition counselling and consulting to both recreational and high-performance athletes. In addition, the Gazelle Blog is a free resource for healthy recipes and health tips. Have questions? We’d love to hear from you! Get in touch!