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Product Details

  • Paperback: 472 pages
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics; 4 edition (March 14, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0736074155
  • ISBN-13: 978-0736074155
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.3 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #188,438 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Nancy showed me how eating the right foods, at the right time, would both enhance performance and create a leaner physique. Those lessons, and many more, are included in Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook. It's a must-read for anyone involved in sport and fitness."

Jennifer Shultis
United States Adventure Racing National Champion
Captain of Team Eastern Mountain Sports

"Nancy Clark understands what it takes to be properly fueled for peak performance in any activity. Her experience as both athlete and nutritionist helped in creating a book that will benefit any athlete-serious, recreational, or weekend warrior.
Tommy L. Owens
National Training Coordinator for Team in Training

"The nutritional information in Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook helped me accomplish a lifelong goal of not only skating at the Olympics, but receiving the honor of becoming a silver medalist as well. I highly recommend her book."
Kitty Carruthers Conrad
Olympic Silver Medalist
United States Figure Skating Hall of Fame Member

About the Author

Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD, renowned author and board-certified specialist in sports dietetics, is known for her ability to translate the science of nutrition for exercise and health into practical tips to enhance performance, manage weight, and resolve eating disorders. She has a private practice at Healthworks Fitness Center in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, where she offers nutrition consultations to both casual exercisers and competitive athletes. Her more renowned clients have included members of the Boston Red Sox, the Boston Celtics, and many collegiate, elite, and Olympic athletes from a variety of sports. She is also an advisory board member of Mizuno, Medical Wellness Association, and the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America.

An internationally known lecturer, Clark has given presentations to professional groups such as the American Dietetic Association (ADA) and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), as well as team talks to athletes at Boston College and coaches with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team in Training program. She offers workshops nationally to health professionals with her sports nutrition workshop series. As a result of her renowned work, her photo and nutrition advice appeared on the back of the Wheaties box after the 2004 Summer Olympics.

Clark received her bachelor's degree in nutrition from Simmons College in Boston and her master's degree in nutrition from Boston University. She completed her internship in dietetics at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is a fellow of the American Dietetic Association, recipient of its Media Excellence Award, an active member of ADA's practice group of sports nutritionists (SCAN), and a recipient of that group's Honor Award. In addition, Clark is a fellow of the ACSM and a recipient of the Honor Award from ACSM's New England chapter. She is also the recipient of the 2007 Simmons College Distinguished Alumna Award.

Clark is the nutrition columnist for New England Runner, Adventure Cycling, and Rugby and is a frequent contributor to sports and fitness publications such as Shape and Runner's World. Clark also writes a monthly nutrition column called "The Athlete's Kitchen," which appears regularly in over 100 sports publications and Web sites. She has authored Nancy Clark's Food Guide for Marathoners: Tips for Everyday Champions and The Cyclist's Food Guide: Fueling for the Distance.

Clark has competed at the 10K, half-marathon, and marathon distances. She has led many extended bike tours, including a Transamerica Trip and other tours through the Canadian and Colorado Rockies. She has trekked into the Himalayas and planned the high-altitude menu for a successful expedition. Her newest sport is rowing. She and her husband, son, and daughter live in the Boston area.

More About the Author

I started my career as a sports dietitian at a time when few people realized the powerful impact food has on performance. Times have changed! Today, most of my clients come to me admitting "nutrition is my missing link." They realize they could get more from their workouts if only they could eat better.

In my "Sports Nutrition Guidebook" as well as my food guides for new runners, marathoners, cyclists and soccer players, I share years of my experiences with counseling both casual exercisers and competitive athletes, helping them win with good nutrition. Some win by losing undesired body fat. Others win by running faster, lifting heavier weight, enjoying a marathon without hitting the wall, or by finding the right balance of food and exercise.

I hope you enjoy my books. They are written from my passion for helping people enjoy food as one of life's pleasures, as well as an energizer for this marathon called "life." For more information, please see my website, http://www.nancyclarkrd.com.


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I feel full and healthy and make sure to get a variety of fulfilling foods now.
Gubby
I've read about ten books on nutrition in the last several years, and Nancy Clark's "Sports Nutrition Guidebook" is without a doubt the best.
Gabriel Black
This book is very informative and explains nutrition in a way that is easy to understand.
J. Dormire

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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Marcus A. Hawkins on August 17, 2010
Format: Paperback
Didn't like the book, very basic for someone who has no idea how to eat right. The book based on the "Pyramid", it gives general ideas about the right food, but does not specify how the same food affects if eaten at different times. Also the metabolic types described are very primitive and vague. I wish there would be more useful information instead of just short articles that jump from topic to topic.
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Ron on December 30, 2010
Format: Paperback
The book is a good source for the general public. Nancy being a dietitian, the book is written from a dietitian's point of view not an exercise scientist. If you are interested in bodybuilding and reducing your body fat this is a terrible book. It is good for common weight lose not for obtaining a low percentage of body fat. In certain areas the information in this book might work well for some performance athletes. I am a personal trainer and it is a good source for general people trying to lose weight, but sucks for my clients already in shape. The chapter on bucking can actually be beneficial at least in my opinion. My advice for any one looking for a good sports nutrition book, do not get it if the author is a R.D.(Registered Dietitian). Most R.D.s are not very good when it come to sports nutrition unless they also have an exercise and fitness background. I am speaking from experience, I have a B.S. in nutrition and dietetics and 90% of my knowledge in the area of sports nutrition came from my own self study.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Uncle Gonzo on March 11, 2010
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I was looking for a book that would teach me well grounded, scientific nutrition. The kind of book where I could learn what a nutritionist might learn in school. This book does just that. No fad stuff in here. She actually has a small section where she talks about the most common fad diets today, and points out their short comings(and even their strengths if they have any). I love how the book was organized to teach how to eat daily, before an event, during events, and after events. Some info on eating to lose weight, but this is not really a "diet" book, though I think even those looking to lose weight could benefit from this book. There is also info on how to gain weight if that is what you are looking for.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on October 13, 2008
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Active spots participants and athletes may know full well how important nutrition is; but where does one gain information on making a range of healthy choices from grocery stores and drive-throughs to restaurants? Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook is in its 4th updated edition covering everything - including the latest sports nutrition research on supplements, energy drinks and organic foods. Chapters review fueling before and during exercise, discuss losing weight without starving, and review all food options. Any library catering to athletes or exercisers will find it an important reference.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Maria Paula Camargo on May 10, 2008
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I recommend this book to everyone. Although Nancy Clark calls it a Sport's Nutrition Guidebook, this is really a guide on the way everybody should eat in order to be healthy. She begins by giving general guidelines on what eating every day should be like. She explains why everything is important: carbs, protein, fat, sugar, dairy. Then she goes on to explain what it is each of these types of food does in the body and how and why we should eat them. She also explains how to eat and when to eat. It is an extremely detailed book where you get a whole new outlook on food. There's also some great chapters with recipes.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By S. Bongiovanni on February 9, 2013
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Great book! learned a lot about how to eat right for energy. I also use it as a reference. Information is well presented and it was interesting to read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Michelle on February 24, 2009
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The book is well written with easy to understand concepts. You do not have to be a dietician to understand what Ms. Clark is talking about. The ideas apply to everyone, not just athletes. Granted, there is some in depth information for athletes regarding breakdown of food groups and timing of meals and snacks. No gimmicks here or selling of the latest and greatest "diet". Just solid nutrition!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By M. Tangney on September 30, 2008
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I am very happy with this book. This book is very complete and really well organized. It was recommended to me by both my personal trainer and my Cycle class instructor (also a personal trainer). I am not an athlete but I do an hour or two of fitness work nearly every day at the gym. I was glad to see lots of information for my level of fitness and as well as my fitness program. Book discusses not just what to eat but how much, and ratios, and the whys of each. I think this book is useful and helpful no matter how little or how great your level of sports and fitness activity.
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