Weight Control for Athletes

Lauren K. Williams, M.S., Registered Dietitian, discusses weight control for athletes.

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Lauren K. Williams, M.S., Registered Dietitian, discusses weight control for athletes.
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Featuring Lauren K. Williams, M.S., RD, Registered Dietitian

Duration: 1 minute

Watch those extra fats in those sauces that you're adding to your foods to make sure that you're reducing your energy intake to lose that body fat.

Making sure that you're including that lean protein as well, as that's gonna help to repair and build that muscle, and making sure that you're not losing that lean muscle mass while you're losing body fat. Things like chicken, things like fish, steak, beans, those are all excellent sources of protein.

Pair those with some steamed brown rice or some whole-wheat pasta, or throw in some beans to a soup with a bunch of vegetables and some spinach. Don't forget about your fruits and vegetables, as those are gonna be the most nutrient dense, and give you the most bang for your buck, the least amount of energy.

Other tips for you, making sure that you're focusing on losing that body fat well before that competition that's coming up to assure that you have enough energy and nutrition for that competition.

For more information on losing body fat, contact your local sports nutritionist or your local registered dietician with a sports expertise.

Presenter: Ms. Lauren K. Williams, Registered Dietitian, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Registered Dietitian

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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