Part 3 – Post-Race Gluten-Free Sports Nutrition

If you’ve landed here and your race is still ahead of you, please go back and read Part 1 – ports Nutrition for Athletes in Training: Going Gluten-Free and Part 2 – Gluten-Free Sports Nutrition on Pre-Race Day & Race Day. There, I cover the subtle switch from grain-based carbohydrates that lies at the heart of the gluten-free diet. I even include a sample daily diet for powerful, gluten-free sports nutrition for athletes in training. You’ll know you’ll perform at optimal level only when your body is supported from the cellular to the muscular and bone level with the right nutrients.

Despite all your conscientious preparation, a marathon or any extended athletic event can cause damage.

First, never wait too long for the post-workout meal. You should have a snack (or a meal, depending on the type of training/event) within 30 [...]

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    Part 2 – Gluten-Free Sports Nutrition on Pre-Competition Day & Competition Day

Part 2 – Gluten-Free Sports Nutrition on Pre-Competition Day & Competition Day

Hopefully, you have been gearing your body up for race day for months now. Read Sports Nutrition for Athletes in Training: Going Gluten-Free (and next week’s post Post-Race Gluten-Free Sports Nutrition) to see if you have prepared your body adequately without glutinous foods and to make sure you start the post-race repair process as quickly as you can.

Sports nutrition for Athletes in Training: Going Gluten-Free covers just how to get those necessary carbohydrates without resorting to wheat, oats and rice-based, processed foods like breads, rice and pasta. Even the whole or brown versions of those grains can cause the inflammation that impedes performance and health. As mentioned there, many top athletes are putting a gluten-free diet at the center of their sports nutrition protocol.

While I included a complete sample daily diet in the previous blog posts, I’ve added and [...]

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    Part 1 – Sports Nutrition for Athletes in Training: Going Gluten-Free

Part 1 – Sports Nutrition for Athletes in Training: Going Gluten-Free

If you’re a serious athlete or tennis player, you’ve most likely heard of “Superman,” Novak Djokovic, the currently ranked number one tennis player in the world with 12310 points. Andy Murray follows him with 9360.

In 2010, despite showing exceptional promise, Djokovic was struggling on the tennis court with dizziness and shortness of breath. A doctor in his native Serbia saw his behavior on the court via television and contacted him to recommend a physical and a change in diet.  After starting a strict gluten-free diet, Djokovic’s game completely changed. In just a few months, he reached the number one spot in the world. You can read ESPN’s “Freak of Nurture: Has Novak Djokovik Harnessed the Untapped Powers of His Body?” at ESPN’s Tennis website.

Thanks to Djokovic and other famous “gluten-free” and “primal diet” athletes, I have no difficulty getting [...]

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