Nutrition for Fitness Exercisers: How to Fuel for Effective Workouts

online learning

Gain insight on how wellness dietitians can properly advise their overweight and obese clients about how to best fuel for effective exercise that contribute to body fat loss, muscle gain and enjoyment.

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This event was presented as a live webinar on May 25, 2016

Given the obesity epidemic, many overweight and obese people are dieting and exercising to lose body fat. Instead, they should be eating and exercising in a way that focuses on building muscle (while losing fat).

This session will highlight the state-of the art research by exercise physiologist/professor Wayne Wescott PhD, who will explain the best programs for weight management. Sports nutritionist Nancy Clark MS RD CSSD will address the common fueling questions and concerns of novice exercisers who are overweight/obese, so they enjoy energy to exercise and create a sustainable weight management program that will be effective for the long haul.

CPEU: 1.5
CPE Level: 2

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the science of fueling for energetic and effective workouts that build muscle while contributing to loss of body fat.
  • Create a sports nutrition program for overweight and obese people who want to improve their health and fitness.
  • Discuss the optimal balance of carbohydrates and protein for novice exercisers.


Nancy Clark MS RD CSSD is an internationally respected sports nutritionist with a private practice in the Boston area. She counsels both fitness exercisers and competitive athletes. She is also team nutritionist for the Boston Red Sox and author of the best-selling Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook.

Wayne L. Westcott, Ph.D. is Professor and Director of Exercise Science at Quincy College in Quincy, Mass.. He has published 78 peer-reviewed papers and authored 28 books/textbooks in the fields of exercise, fitness and health. He was recently honored with achievement awards from the Pennsylvania State University and the Medical Fitness Association.


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