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Sports Nutritionists Marysville WA

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 Marysville, WA.

Larry Prentice Bell, MD
1330 Rockefeller Ave Ste 340
Everett, WA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nutrition
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1978

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Eliza Carlson
(206) 860-9090
2033 10th Ave E
Seattle, WA
Company
The Vital Energy Center
Industry
Nutritionist
Specialties & Therapies
Specialties : Obesity

Therapies : Nutritional Counseling, Natural Health
Insurance
Regence
Professional Affiliations
American Dietetic Association

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One World Nutrtional Services Inc.
(425) 985-1434
19628 Bing Rd
Lynnwood, WA
 
Sara S Pattison
(360) 651-4511
7520 Totem Beach Rd
Tulalip, WA
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

Jenny Craig
(425) 355-6344
305 SE Everett Mall Way Ste 24
Everett, WA
Alternate Phone Number
(425) 355-6344
Services
Weight Loss, Diet Plans

Michelle Torrance
(360) 568-2686
1101 Ave. D, Ste. D103
Snohomish, WA
Company
Snohomish Naturopathic Clinic
Industry
Massage Practitioner, Naturopathic Doctor (ND), Nutritionist
Specialties & Therapies
Specialties : Aging Well, Allergies, Women's Health

Therapies : Botanical Medicine, Bowen Technique, Chelation Therapy, Holistic Medicine, IV Therapy, Natural Hormone Replacement, Nutritional Counseling, Whole Foods Cooking, Yoga Therapy, Exercise, Family Medicine
Insurance
Aetna, Blue Cross / Blue Shield, Cigna, First Choice Health, Healthnet, Lifewise, Out of Network Coverage, Premera, Receipt provided for reimbursement, Regence, Uniform Medical Plan, United HealthCare
Professional Affiliations
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians

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Paul Bryan Edmonds, MD
(405) 733-4985
21616 76th Avenue West South
Edmonds, WA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Nutrition
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1961
Hospital
Hospital: Midwest City Regional Hospital, Midwest City, Ok
Group Practice: Renaissance Physicians

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One World Nutrtional Services Inc.
(425) 985-1434
19628 Bing Rd
Lynnwood, WA
 
Diane L Jackson
(425) 259-0966
3901 Hoyt Ave
Everett, WA
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

Julie Mahler
(425) 349-9692
11700 Mukilteo Speedway,# 503
Mukilteo, WA
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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