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Sports Nutritionists Carrollton TX

Sports nutritionists provide access to customized nutritional plans for athletes, such as calorie and nutrient needs assessment, dietary analysis, nutritional strategies, and vitamin and supplement review. They also treat clinical issues such as iron deficiency. Read on to learn more and to find qualified sports nutritionists in Carrollton, TX.

Living Well Dallas, Inc.
(972) 930-0260
14330 Midway Road
Dallas, TX
 
Living Well Dallas, Inc.
(972) 930-0260
14330 Midway Road
Dallas, TX
 
Roger Adams
(214) 289-7215
13410 Preston Rd., #1-253
Dallas, TX
Services
Sports Nutrition
Membership Organizations
International Society of Sports Nutrition

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Abram Morton Eisenstein, MD
(972) 560-2667
12200 Preston Rd
Dallas, TX
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Nutrition
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1967

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Andrew Rodney Gottesman, MD
(214) 360-9877
7515 Greenville Ave Ste 706
Dallas, TX
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Nutrition
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Presbyterian Hospital Of Dalla, Dallas, Tx

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Arturo A Segovia, MD
(972) 404-8018
4332 Rickover Dr
Dallas, TX
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Nutrition
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Nuevo Leon, Fac De Med, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1961
Hospital
Hospital: R H D Mem Med Ctr, Dallas, Tx

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INNOVATIONS Wellness Center
(972) 608-0100
6545 Preston Road, Suite 200
Plano, TX
Services
Yeast Syndrome, Women's Health, Wellness Training, Weight Management, Substance Abuse, Stress Management, Preventive Medicine, Orthomolecular Medicine, Oncology, Nutrition, Naturopathy, Mind/Body Medicine, Metabolic Medicine, Men's Health, Homeopathy, Herbal Medicine, Healthy Aging, General Practice, Functional Medicine, Family Practice, Diabetes, Chelation Therapy, Bio-identical HRT, Auriculotherapy, Arthritis, Aromatherapy, Allergy, Addiction
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Alive and Healthy Institute
(972) 774-0221
14114 Dallas Parkway, Suite 260
Dallas, TX
Services
Yoga, Wellness Training, Supplements, Stress Management, Rehabilitation Therapy, Psychotherapy, Preventive Medicine, Physical Therapy, Physical Exercise, Pain Management, Nutrition, Movement Therapy, Mind/Body Medicine, Meditation, Massage Therapy, Homeopathy, Herbal Medicine, Healthy Aging, Fitness/Exercise, Family Practice, Energy Medicine, Cognitive Therapy, Coaching, Breathwork, Brain Longevity, Biofeedback, Ayurveda, Arthritis
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Frances Jean Rose, MD
(972) 959-4111
1701 W Walnut Hill Ln
Irving, TX
Specialties
Family Practice, Nutrition
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Baylor Med Ctr At Irving, Irving, Tx
Group Practice: Star Care

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Anita C Steephen, MD
(972) 691-3777
3101 Churchill Dr Ste 215
Flower Mound, TX
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nutrition
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: St John'S Med Coll, Bangalore Univ, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1982

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BASICS OF NUTRITION PHYSIOLOGY

1. The Raw Material - Calories in Food

All physical activity requires energy, and that energy is provided by the food we eat. Although we often view the bakery stop after a ride as just a pleasant reward, smart eating is essential to enjoying our riding and, for those in competitive situations, optimal performance.

All foods are composed of three nutritional building blocks - carbohydrates, fats, and protein - plus water and fiber (indigestible and without any food value). Carbohydrates contain 4.1 Calories per gram and are the primary energy source for most cyclists as well as athletes involved in short, maximum performance events. Fats are more important as an energy source for slower, endurance events. Protein , is used in maintaining and repairing cells, and is rarely an energy source for physical activity except in certain unique situations (such as malnutrition).

How much energy is in the food we eat (or what is a Calorie)?

Some foods contain more energy per ounce (or gram) than others. Not only does the fiber content (a filler with little or no Caloric value) of foods vary, the energy contained in equal weights of the pure basic building blocks - carbohydrate, fat, and protein - is not equivalent. In the nutritional literature, the energy content of any food is, by convention, expressed in Calories (note the capital "C") as opposed to the use of calories (small "c") or kilojoules (kj) in the scientific literature. The energy of one nutritional Calorie is equal to a kilocalorie (1000 calories - lower case "c") or 4.18 kilojoules.

Carbohydrates and protein each contain a little more than 4 Calories of energy per gram while a gram of fat has more than double the energy value at 9 Calories per gram.

2. Converting food Calories to power your muscles

Carbohydrate Calories supply the majority of the energy for muscles during vigorous activity. Fats are important for less strenuous, endurance type activities. Proteins are, in general, not an energy source for muscle activity.

Carbohydrate is provided to the muscle cell from 1) food you are eating or 2) stored carbohydrate in the form of glycogen in muscle and liver cells. On a normal diet, while fasting, there is enough stored glycogen to support 2 hours of high level exercise before these reserves are depleted and the bonk occurs. These internal stores can be extended with oral carbohydrate Calories. Thus, using carbohydrate supplements for events expected to last more than 2 hours is s smart strategy to maximize your performance. It is best to begin these carbohydrates at the start of the event as they are much less effective when one is trying to catch up after the bonk has occurred. A well trained cyclist will need slightly more than 1 gram of carbohydrate per minute to sustain maximum performance, and oral supplementation (started at the beginning of the exercise, not after glycogen depletion has occurred, at that rate) should b...

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