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Whole Foods or Sports Nutrition Products-Hype vs. Reality

by Kim Schwabenbauer, RD


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Weekend warrior or seasoned endurance junkie, athletes tend to think specifically designed sports nutrition products are better suited to their activities than traditional whole foods. While both can have a place in their training and racing, certain situations may call for one option over another to provide a better nutritional strategy to meet their requirements. Learn how different types of athletes can use both real food and ergogenic aids, such as bars, gels or drinks appropriately to provide energy and electrolytes during their training sessions and races.

About the Author

Kim Schwabenbauer, RD

Kim Schwabenbauer, RD IDEA Author/Presenter

Kim Schwabenbauer, MS, RD, CSSD, NASM-CPT is a graduate of Penn State University’s Nutrition Program and has over 10 years of experience as a Registered Dietitian. Her work as a Triathlon Coach, Professional Triathlete and Board Certified Specialist in Sports Nutrition drove her to found her personal sports nutrition counseling & endurance coaching business, “Fuel Your Passion”. Kim has appeared on national TV as a dietitian and coach for the hit show, MTV “Made” and is an assistant nutrition professor at Clarion University.

18 Reviews

2.9 out of 5 Stars

  • by Linda Pimentel on May 31, 2016

    Her slides should be a download. When watching the video, you only see them for a few seconds, not enough time to really read and digest. She's manic, all over the place. Almost impossible to follow her, and she doesn't follow the one download that she has.

    Will not watch any of her videos again.

  • by Jenni Anderson on Aug 21, 2014

    New goal: complete a triathlon!

  • by Jennifer Brown on Aug 21, 2014

    was not what I expected from title.

  • by Noel Phillips, NSCA-CPT, E-RYT on Aug 19, 2014

    would have liked a more objective look at this subject.

  • by Lisa Muhammad on Aug 19, 2014

    Great if I wanted I for for doing a triathlon. Not so great if I wanted basic info for my weekend warriors

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