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Carbohydrates-Their Role in Body Composition, Weight Management and Performance

by Jenna Bell, PhD, RD, LD and Steven Hertzler, PhD, RD

1 Review

Type: Online Course

Item: C910699CEC

Description

This course will present evidence-based information on the importance and effect of consuming carbohydrates before, during and after exercise. The importance of type, quantity, form and timing of carbohydrate ingestion will also be reviewed. The impact of carbohydrate intake on body composition, appetite and weight management will be addressed. Participants will learn the truth about some common carbohydrate myths and learn ways to better educate their clients about carbohydrates in general.

Available Course Credits

AASFP
0.20
ACE
0.20
ACSM
2.00
AFAA
2.00
AFPA
2.00
CHEK
2.00
CI
2.00
IFPA
2.00
NASM
0.20
NCCPT
0.20
NCSF
1.00
NESTA
0.20
NETA
2.00
NFPT
0.50
NSPA
2.00
PAI
2.00
PTAG
2.00
PTIA
2.00
REPS NZ
1.50
REPs UAE
2.00
REPs UK
2.00
W.I.T.S.
2.00

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the importance of carbohydrates for sports nutrition.
  2. Compare glycemic index to glycemic load.
  3. Explain how carbohydrates are digested and absorbed in the body.
  4. Explain how high fructose corn syrup affects weight gain and compare it to other sugars.
  5. Describe when it is appropriate to eat high GI foods and when to eat low GI foods.
  6. For sports nutrition, describe the factors that will affect recommended daily dosages of carbohydrates.

Course Content

Carbohydrates—Their Role in Changing Body Composition, Weight Management and PerformanceStreaming Video
Carbohydrates—Their Role in Changing Body Composition, Weight Management and PerformanceDVD(DVD versions only)
Carbohydrates-Their Role in Body Composition, Weight Management and PerformanceOnline Test

About the Author

Jenna Bell, PhD, RD, LD

Jenna Bell, PhD, RD, LD IDEA Author/Presenter

Jenna A. Bell, PhD, RD, CSSD, holds a doctorate degree in exercise science and a master’s degree in nutrition. She is a popular speaker and writer for IDEA Fitness Journal.

Steven Hertzler, PhD, RD

Steven Hertzler, PhD, RD IDEA Author/Presenter

I am a Senior Research Scientist at Abbott Nutrition, working with EAS Sports Nutrition. I have a BS in Dietetics from Viterbo College in LaCrosse, WI, and a PhD in Human Nutrition from the Universit...

1 Review

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Laura Ochoa on Feb 06, 2015

    This presentation is excellent. It offers fantastic information on the way our bodies break down and use different types of carbs while then providing great advise to apply to your training. We get so many questions from clients around carbs and sugars, and this course really provides some great knowledge that goes above and beyond people's general nutritional knowledge.

  • by Laura Ochoa on Feb 06, 2015

    This presentation is excellent. It offers fantastic information on the way our bodies break down and use different types of carbs while then providing great advise to apply to your training. We get so many questions from clients around carbs and sugars, and this course really provides some great knowledge that goes above and beyond people's general nutritional knowledge.

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