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Carbohydrates—Their Role in Changing Body Composition, Weight Management and Performance

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

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Description

This video 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
ISFTA
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

Video Chapters

1. Introduction & Objectives
2. Importance of Carbs in Sports Nutrition
3. Why We Need to Know About Carb Absorption
4. Storage of Carbs in the Body
5. High-Fructose Corn Syrup
6. Glycemic Response & Glycemic Index
7. Low-Carb Diets
8. Individualization of Carb Recommendations
9. Summary of Major Points
10. From Science to Supermarket
11. Considerations for Athletes

About the Presenters

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...