Food Guide for Soccer


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If you’re going to put the effort into playing on a soccer team, you can greatly benefit by learning how to fuel your body to support your efforts. This handy, ‘how to’ food guide addresses the nutrition questions and concerns of soccer athletes of all ages and abilities, to help them reach their goals with energy to spare. Includes tasty recipes from some of the world’s top women players!Soccer athletes are hungry for good nutrition information. They have lots of food questions: What should I eat before a game? What about sports drinks? How much protein should I be eating? How can I lose weight and have energy to exercise? Is it normal for athletes to get dizzy at the end of a soccer game?Food Guide for Soccer: Tips from the Pros will answer those questions plus others. The easy-reading book offers practical tips, debunks nutrition myths, and is a simple ‘how to’ resource for soccer players, their coaches and parents.Food Guide for Soccer is divided into three sections that address 1) day to day eating on the run; 2) fueling before, during, and after training sessions and games, and 3) weight management – how to healthfully gain muscle and/or lose undesired body fat. The text is sprinkled with quotes from professional soccer players as well as recipes, sample menus, and nutrition side bars.Nancy Clark, MS RD CSSD, an internationally known sports nutritionist, is board certified as a specialist in sports dietetics (CSSD). She counsels both competitive athletes and casual exercisers, and specializes in nutrition for exercise, wellness, and the management of eating disorders. Her successful private practice is located at Healthworks, the premier fitness center in Chestnut Hill. Her clients have included the spectrum from Olympians and members of the Red Sox, Bruins and Celtics to high school and collegiate athletes to ‘ordinary mortals,’ fitness exercisers, and weekend warriors. Her nutrition advice and photo have even been the back of the Wheaties box! Nancy writes a monthly nutrition column called The Athlete’s Kitchen which appears regularly in over 100 sports and health publications and websites.Gloria Averbuch is an award-winning author of 12 previous books on running, exercise, health and fitness, several of which have been translated into various languages. Averbuch has also authored soccer, fitness and sports articles for various publications, including The New York Times, Vogue, Ms., Women’s Sports & Fitness, and Striker Magazine, New Jersey Magazine, and New Jersey Youth Soccer newsletter. Averbuch is the Director of Public Relations/Marketing for Sky Blue FC, one of the seven founding franchises of Women’s Professional Soccer.

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