Sports Dietitians are experienced registered dietitians who apply evidence-based nutrition knowledge in exercise and sports. As the Sports Dietitian at H2O Nutrition, I assess, educate, and counsel athletes and active individuals. As a Certified Sports Nutritionist and Registered Dietitian, I design, implement, and manage safe and effective nutrition strategies that enhance lifelong health, fitness, and optimal performance for San Diego sports teams, clients and other individuals and teams throughout the whole United States. At H2O Nutrition, I apply sports nutrition science to fueling fitness, sport, and athletic performance. This Specialty certification differentiates sports dietitians from those who are less qualified to provide sports nutrition services. Recently the CSSD earned accreditation by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). The CSSD is the first and only Sports Nutrition certification program to be accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). Created by the Institute for Credentialing Excellence, NCCA accreditation reflects achievement of the highest standards of professional credentialing. As a CSSD, RDN at H2O Nutrition, I am proud to be the specialist in Sports Nutrition and a certified program accredited by the NCCA.
What is Sports Nutrition?
According to Wikipedia Sports Nutrition is defined as the study and practice of nutrition and diet as it relates to athletic performance. It is concerned with the type and quantity of fluid and food taken by an athlete, and deals with nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, supplements and organic substances such as carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Also known as macronutrients and micronutrients in H2O Nutrition terms.
With the San Diego Fitness hype and everyone pushing and pulling Nutrition, fitness, and health around it is my job to educate you and motivate you with the proper nutritional knowledge and nutritional prescription to fit your team and individual needs. Being Board Certified Sports Nutrition designates specific knowledge, skills, and expertise for competency in a sports nutrition practice. My nutritional approach matches the Athletes training and competition plan. Depending on your playbook, maintaining energy balance as well as variety, balance, and moderation in food choices maybe the specific prescription for a physically active individual or team. Additionally, emphasizing appropriate portion size and number of servings are essential to maintain moderation and energy balance.
In many sports and fitness regimens, you the athlete may spend the entire year in cycles of training and competition for your events or seasonal training. Because changes in the athlete’s training regimen affect nutrition needs, the sports nutrition plan must adapt to fluctuations in the athlete’s training and competition cycle to ensure that energy requirements and nutrient needs are properly met.
Understanding the training demands and your lifestyle needs will help to identify your Nutrient Routine or your Nutrition Practice. Obtaining an expert advised nutrition routine/practice highlights the importance of timing nutrient intake around multiple workouts and recovery needs. In addition, energy requirements vary among athletes due to varying training intensity/volume typical for fitness and sports. Furthermore, nutritional supplements (sports drinks, energy bars, gels) may be crucial adjuncts in helping you meet nutrient requirements and maintaining optimal performance.