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Introducing Trackletics Live!
Introducing Trackletics Live! What is Trackletics Live?
An interactive live show conversing about all things track and field featuring Trackletes, Track Coach’s, Nutritionist, Sports Performance Specialist, Sports Psychologist, and more.
On this episode of Trackletics Live our host Samar @samarlavaughn had the pleasure of speaking with Abby @energysportsdietitian about Fueling for Trackletes. Abby @energysportsdietitian is a Registered Dietitian.
What is a Dietitian? Dietitians and nutritionists are experts in the use of food and nutrition to promote health, manage energy and manage disease. They advise people on what to eat in order to lead a healthy lifestyle or achieve a specific health-related goal. Abby @energysportsdietitian is a sports dietitian. Specifically for runners like @samarlavaughn and you!
First question: What are Macros? “Macros” are Macro nutrients. Macros are Protein, Carbs, Fats What Is Protein? Protein is a macronutrient that helps with structure. Protein is essential the human building block.
Protein is found throughout the body in your muscle, bone, skin, hair basically every body part or tissue. It makes up the enzymes that power many chemical reactions and the hemoglobin that carries oxygen in your blood.
How much Protein do we need to consume? The National Academy of Medicine recommends that adults get a minimum of 1.1 - 1.7 grams of protein for every kilogram of body weight per day.
What are good protein sources? Fish Chicken Steak Protein Powder
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