Sports Nutrition Guidebook


This encyclopedic sport nutrition book will change your running forever! Nancy Clark's Sport's Nutrition Guidebook covers every aspect of sports nutrition.

Loaded with practical tips, nutritional strategies, recipes and more.

Learn how to fuel your body for optimal performance and health.


You will...

  • Run faster
  • Run longer
  • Feel better
  • Be healthier

The Fourth Edition of Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook.


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Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook has become the all-time best selling sports nutrition guide. The Fourth Edition was published in April 2008.


New to the fourth edition:


American Heart Association’s new Dietary Guidelines


Anti-aging information


Body building issues

Body Mass Index

Carbohydrates during exercise

Celiac disease/gluten-free diets

Children, helpiing your overfat child lose weight

Chocolate as health food myth

Eating disorders: healing mantras and affirmations

Energy drinks

Engineered sports foods - whole new chapter

Pre-competition eating for athletes who are "making weight"

Fast food, healthy suggestions

Fish, mercury in, and safe limits

Fluids, ACSM's new 2007 Position Stand on Fluids

Food Pyramid, new

Gender differences with weight reduction

Green tea

Glycemic Index, new info

High Fructose Corn Syrup, liquid calories

Hyponatremia, information on how to prevent

Immune function, information about supplements

Intestinal problems, how to manage

Muscles, how to optimize muscular growth

Organic food information

Portion plates for weight loss

Protein, new information

Magnesium / muscle cramps

Menopause and managing midlife weight gain

Olive oil-anti-inflammatory benefits

Protein supplements

Recipes for weight gain shakes

Recovery from exercise, information updated

Refueling aggressively after having made "weight"

Sleep, importance for weight reduction and control

Training with low glycogen stores, competing with high

Vitamin D

Websites for additional information

Weight gainers, info on commercial products

Weight loss words of wisdom from clients

Whole grains to reduce risk of heart disease

Yogurt, probiotics


Specific audiences


Men: strategies for how to gain weight healthfully, protein recommendations, recovery ideas, quick and easy recipes

Women: how to lose weight and have energy to exercise; how to tame the cookie monster; the health dangers of amenorrhea and how to reverse the problem; how to help your friend who struggles with food, weight & disordered eating; menopause and midlife weight gain

Aging: eating plans that invest in good health and high energy; how to fuel well so you'll enjoy exercise for the rest of your life; how to recover faster from workouts.


You'll Learn How to...

  • navigate your way healthfully through grocery stores, restaurants, food courts, and even your own kitchen, with numerous food suggestions and sample meal plans. You'll find more than 70 recipes for healthful, tasty foods that are quick and easy to prepare.
  • eat well on a day-to-day basis -- even when you are coping with a stressful lifestyle -- and get the maximum benefit from the foods you choose, with sample eating plans that show you how to fuel for specific workouts.
  • eat well before games or tournaments and, just as important, refuel well afterward for optimal recovery.
  • decipher current food, diet, and supplement options and understand which are best -- and why -- based on your individual energy needs.
  • Overcome food and weight obsessions.
  • lose undesired body fat while maintaining energy for exercise.

How Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook is Organized


PART I Day to Day Eating for Active People

  1. Building Your Balanced Diet
  2. Eating to Stay Healthy in the Long Run
  3. Breakfast: The Key to a Successful Sports Diet
  4. Lunch and Dinner: At Home and On the Run
  5. Snacks and Snack Attacks
  6. Carbohydrate to Fuel
  7. Protein to Build and Repair Muscles
  8. Fluids to Replace Sweat Losses

PART II The Science of Eating for Sports Success

  1. Fueling Before Exercise
  2. Refueling During and After Exercise
  3. Supplements and Commercial Sports Foods
  4. Age-Specific Nutritional Needs

PART III Balancing Weight and Activity

  1. Your Body: Fat, Fit, or Fine?
  2. Adding Bulk, Not Fat
  3. Losing Weight Without Starvation
  4. Dieting Gone Awry: Eating Disorders and Food Obsessions

PART IV Winning Recipes for Peak Performance

  1. Breads and Breakfasts
  2. Pasta, Rice, and Potatoes
  3. Vegetables and Salads
  4. Chicken and Turkey
  5. Fish and Seafood
  6. Beef and Pork
  7. Beans and Tofu
  8. Beverages and Smoothies
  9. Snacks and Desserts

Here's what readers say about Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook, Third Edition:

"Thank you for your informative book. I have followed your advice to the Tee and since have set personal records in every distance I have run. I recommend your book to everyone I know."

"Ever since I purchased your Sports Nutrition Guidebook,my family's meals have been great! My husband and three children have made so many of the recipes their favorites, and I love them too!"

"Nancy, with the help of your Sports Nutrition Guidebook, I have lost weight and am keeping it off. I have learned how to fuel myself without fear of getting fat. Thank you!"