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October 3, 2023
Episode 106: Does Lighter & Leaner = Faster – Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD

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Does Lighter & Leaner = Faster – Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD

As a Sports Dietitian, one of the many questions I had to answer from athletes, especially those competing in high school and collegiate sports is whether if gaining lean muscle would slow them down. The perception was that if they could lose weight or get significantly leaner, they would get faster. Is this true as does a lighter athlete run faster, have more energy, or perform better than someone with more muscle mass?

In this podcast, we speak world renowned Sports Dietitian, Nancy Clark, where we cover her 30 years of experience working with athletes who are focus on physique over performance. We the risks associated with pressure from coaches and parents, the impact of being lighter has on health and performance, the potential health risks, and what are nutritional interventions she has implemented with athletes to enhance performance and strength.



Sports nutritionist Nancy Clark MS RD CSSD (Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics) counsels both competitive athletes and casual exercisers in her successful private practice in the Boston-area (Newton, MA). She has extensive experience helping thousands of active clients—from “ordinary mortals” to Olympians—win with good nutrition. Her nutrition advice and photo have even graced the back of the Wheaties’ box! She has been Team Nutritionist for the Boston Red Sox. Her best-selling Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook has sold over 800,000 copies and now is available in it’s 6th edition. Nancy also writes a monthly nutrition column called The Athlete’s Kitchen, which appears regularly in over 100 sports and fitness publications and websites.

Nancy is a sought-after nutrition counselor for athletes who struggle with food-and weight issues, as well as a nutrition educator / speaker popular with dietitians, trainers, coaches, and other health professionals who want to learn how to effectively teach winning sports nutrition messages. For more information please visit www.NancyClarkRD.com

Nancy Clark 

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