Watch Heidi Skolnik discuss the best ways to stay hydrated in the heat. Heidi Skolnik, author of Nutrient Timing for Peak Performance, appeared on The Weather Channel on Tuesday, July 27th to discuss the best ways for NFL football players to stay hydrated in the heat during pre-season practice. For more information, see Nutrient Timing for Peak Performance.
Heidi Skolnik, MS, CDN, FACSM, is the president of Nutrition Conditioning, Inc., a nutrition consulting practice. She is also a New York State certified nutritionist, a fellow with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and a certified ACSM health fitness instructor. Skolnik is the sports nutrition consultant to the New York Giants, the Juilliard School, and the School of American Ballet.
Nutrient Timing for Peak Performance, conducted by Heidi Skolnik and Andrea Chernus, offers coaches and athletes guidance on what and when to eat to optimize practice and game-day performance. Heidi Skolnik, MS, CDN, FACSM, is the president of Nutrition Conditioning, Inc., a nutrition consulting practice. Chernus consults with runners in the New York Road Runners Club and the New York City Marathon and is part of the New York Road Runners sports nutrition team.
You might just blame it on the peanut butter you ate (or didn’t eat) before your morning run. You might just blame it on the peanut butter you ate (or didn’t eat) before your morning run, according to sports nutritionists Andrea Chernus and Heidi Skolnik. In Nutrient Timing for Peak Performance, out tomorrow, Chernus and Skolnik put the dietary advice they give pro athletes—to optimize workouts through strategic eating—into a practical guide for everyday exercisers.
Although the specifics for each sport and athlete may differ, all athletes will benefit from keeping these three strategies in mind when creating their own plan. Although the specifics for each sport and athlete may differ, all athletes will benefit from keeping these three strategies in mind when creating their own plan: aim for consistency, go for quality, and tune in to timing. If you eat a lot one day and then skip meals the next or eat unevenly throughout each day, your energy and moods...
Either the amino acids are used within a limited time to build a body protein, or they are transformed. Often when people consume excess protein, the ammonia formed as a by-product of protein metabolism cannot be eliminated through urine. Additionally, staying hydrated is a challenge for many athletes, and an excessive amount of protein intake requires fluid to break down amino acids and rid the body of nitrogen.
Most of the stored fat in our bodies (body fat) and fat found in food (dietary fat) exist in a form called triglycerides. The naturally occurring trans fat may actually be handled by the body differently than trans fat found in partially hydrogenated oils, which are artificially created. Unlike saturated fat, there is no need for any artificially created trans fat in the diet.
Nutrient timing combined with appropriate training maximizes the availability of the energy source you need to get the job done, helps ensure that you have fuel ready and available when you need it, and improves your energy-burning systems. By replacing fuel that was burned and providing nutrients to muscle tissue, you can ensure that your body will repair muscle fibers and restore your energy reserves. Nutrient timing capitalizes on minimizing muscle tissue breakdown that occurs during and...