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CYCLING PERFORMANCE TIPS

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Sports Nutritionists Seffner FL

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 Seffner, FL.

Dr. Anthony James, CMT, ND, MDAM
706-358-8646, 706-405-4503
Thai Yoga and,Thai Medical Massage
Plant City, FL
Specialty
Acupressure, Aromatherapy, Astrological Counseling, Ayurveda, BEST, Biofeedback, Breathwork, Channeling, Colon Therapy, Color Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, Distance Healing, Ear Coning, EFT / TFT, Electro-dermal screening, Energy Healing, Guided Imagery, Healing Touch, Herbology, Homeopathy, Hypnotherapy, Integrative Medicine, Kinesiology, Laser Therapy, Light Therapy, Lymphatic Therapy, Magnetic Therapy, Massage Therapy, Medical Intuitive, Meditation, Metaphysics, MicroCurrent Therapy, Naprapa
Associated Hospitals
The Thai Yoga Center

Lunasol Medical Institute
(813) 792-5730
8431 West Linebaugh Avenue
Tampa, FL
Services
Yeast Syndrome, Women's Health, Wellness Training, Weight Management, Supplements, Stress Management, Sports Medicine, Spiritual Attunement, Sex Therapy, Rehabilitation Therapy, Pulmonary Diseases, Psychosomatic Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Physical Therapy, Pharmacology, Pain Management, Osteopathic/Manipulation, Orthomolecular Medicine, Nutrition, Neurology, Mind/Body Medicine, Men's Health, Meditation, Internal Medicine, Immunology, Herbal Medicine, Healthy Aging, Gynecology, Geriatrics, Ga
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Jenny Craig
(866) 622-9370
17518 Preserve Walk Ln
Tampa, FL
Alternate Phone Number
(866) 622-9370
Services
Weight Loss, Diet Plans

Michelle M. Albers
813-281-8955  , 727-643-7755
1211 N. Westshore Blvd., Suite 100
Tampa, FL
 
Kristie Salzer MS
813-871-2320      
214 South MacDill Avenue
Tampa, FL
 
Keth Luke DD,Jan Carter MTascp,DrLight
(727) 842-6788
Remote Healing and Divine Tuneups,& Astrology Guidance by Phone
Tampa, FL
Specialty
Acupressure, Akashic Records, Angel Readings, Animal Health, Aromatherapy, Astrological Counseling, Biofeedback, Channeling, Color Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, Crystal Therapy, Distance Healing, EFT / TFT, Energy Healing, Flower Essences, Healing Touch, Herbology, Iridology, Kinesiology, Laser Therapy, Life Coaching, Light Therapy, Magnetic Therapy, Matrix Energetics, Meditation, Metaphysics, Nutrition, Polarity Therapy, Pranic Healing, Raindrop Therapy, Reiki, Remote Healing, Shamanic Healing
Associated Hospitals
House of Grace Healing Aloha Sanctuary

Jenny Craig
(813) 681-5888
2450 W Brandon Blvd
Brandon, FL
Alternate Phone Number
(813) 681-5888
Services
Weight Loss, Diet Plans

Maria F Pelegrina
(813) 307-8015
2313 E 28th Ave
Tampa, FL
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

Turning Point of Tampa
800-397-3006 or 813-882-3003
Tampa, FL
 
Hyde Park Counseling Center
813-258-4605 or 888-869-4367
207 West Vern Street
Tampa, FL
 
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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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