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Nutrition Basics and Nutrient Timing: What All Fitness Professionals Should Know

Learn important nutrition basics, and how they pertain to body fat reduction and changes in muscle mass. Get practical strategies and evidence-based approaches that will help you help your clients to maximize their exercise potential and recover from strenuous activities. Walk away with a greater understanding of nutrient timing and specific nutritional requirements that will benefit you and your clients.

  1. List the basic physiological effects of strenuous exercise on the body.
  2. Explain the critical attributes of the post-exercise recovery meal and explain how it promotes anabolism.
  3. Explain the optimal time to consume the post-exercise meal and describe evidence-based research that supports this timing.
  4. Describe the notion of “food as fuel” and its relationship to helping to enhance behavior change.
  5. Explain how you currently integrate nutrition information into your practice/services and gain awareness of how you could enhance that integration.
  6. List the “10 Nutrition Rules to Live By” as a simple means of providing recommendations for carbohydrates, proteins, fats, meal timing, hydration and recovery nutrition.
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