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CYCLING PERFORMANCE TIPS

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Sports Nutritionists Longmont CO

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 Longmont, CO.

Holistic Pediatric Consulting, LLC
(303) 442-0107
1800 30th Street, Suite #304
Boulder, CO
Services
Yeast Syndrome, Wellness Training, Weight Management, Pediatrics, Nutrition, Herbal Medicine, Functional Medicine, Aromatherapy
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Holistica Integrative Care
(720) 663-1727
2975 Valmont Road, Suite 100
Boulder, CO
Services
Wellness Training, Weight Management, Supplements, Preventive Medicine, Physical Exercise, Nutrition, Mind/Body Medicine, Meditation, Herbal Medicine, General Practice, Family Practice
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Radiance Doc, Inc/ Maurieke D. Shyelle, MD
(303) 919-9963
1455 Yarmouth Avenue, Suite 210
Boulder, CO
Services
Women's Health, Wellness Training, Spiritual Attunement, Preventive Medicine, Nutrition, Naturopathy, Mind/Body Medicine, Men's Health, Internal Medicine, Herbal Medicine, Healthy Aging, Functional Medicine, Energy Medicine, Bio-identical HRT
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

Data Provided By:
Joseph Robert Montante, MD
(303) 494-8096
4740 Table Mesa Dr Ste B
Boulder, CO
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nutrition
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1975

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Elinor Nygren Szapiro
303-530-5391 
4690 Berkshire Place
Boulder, CO
 
Larry Eckstein, M.D.
(303) 448-9707
2760 29th Street, Suite 2-D
Boulder, CO
Services
General Practice, Auriculotherapy, Arthritis, Acupuncture, Yeast Syndrome, Wellness Training, Stress Management, Rehabilitation Therapy, Pain Management, Nutrition, Homeopathy
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Andrew Maloney
(303) 442-5233
745 Poplar Ave
Boulder, CO
Company
Jade Mountain Health
Industry
Acupuncturist, Herbalist, Nutritionist
Specialties & Therapies
Specialties : Anxiety, Depression, Pain

Therapies : Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Herbal Medicine, Chinese Herbs

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Martin Woodbury, CBP,Jane Woodbury, CBP, BSW
(303) 651-3730
Phoenix Wellness Center,8127 Anchor Drive
Longmont, CO
Specialty
Animal Health, Biofeedback, Bioidentical Hormones, Detoxification Foot Bath, Electro-dermal screening, Energy Healing, Flower Essences, Homeopathy, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Laser Therapy, Life Coaching, Nutrition, Pilates, SpectraVision, Wellness Centers

Bunker Chiropractic
(303) 651-6870
1260 S Hover St,# D
Longmont, CO
Services
Diabetes Education, Nutrition Counseling, Weight Management, Diet Plan, Sports Nutrition, First Consultation, Weight Loss
Hours
Sunday:Closed
Monday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday:Closed

Megan Forbes
(303) 710-5050
2760 29th St
Boulder, CO
Services
Diabetes Education, Nutrition Counseling, Weight Management, Diet Plan, Sports Nutrition, First Consultation, Weight Loss
Hours
Sunday:Closed
Monday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday:Closed

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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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