Episode #93: Nutrition & Supplements for Volleyball Players w/ Dietician Sara Putt

Mark Burik and Sarah Putt discuss the importance of nutrition, hydration, and supplements for athletes, specifically beach volleyball players. They emphasize the need for actionable advice and provide practical tips for incorporating healthy habits into daily routines. Sarah shares her gratitude for the opportunities Mark has created for beach volleyball players and explains her passion for nutrition. They discuss the challenges of navigating the abundance of nutrition information and the importance of simplicity and whole foods. They also address the misconceptions around egg yolks and the timing of carbohydrate intake. In this conversation, Mark Burik and Sara Putt discuss nutrition strategies for beach volleyball players. They cover topics such as understanding hunger and blood sugar, nutrition strategies for tournaments, tracking nutrition and energy levels, carbohydrates and sugar for performance, and supplements for performance. They emphasize the importance of a food-first approach and the need for individual experimentation to find what works best for each athlete. The conversation concludes with a discussion on the supportive community within the beach volleyball world. Takeaways Nutrition and hydration are crucial for athletes and can significantly impact performance. Establishing a routine and incorporating healthy habits into daily life is essential for maintaining optimal nutrition and hydration. Choosing whole foods and avoiding processed foods is key for a healthy diet. Balancing carbohydrates with protein is important to stabilize blood sugar levels and prevent energy crashes.

Chapters
00:00 Introduction and Goal of the Conversation
03:31 Sarah's Gratitude and Background in Nutrition
04:01 Mark's Journey in Providing Opportunities for Beach Volleyball Players
06:21 Sarah's Path to Nutrition and the Importance of Nutrition in Beach Volleyball
13:37 The Importance of Nutrition and Hydration for Athletes
23:37 Options for a Healthy Breakfast
26:21 Hydration and Timing of Water Intake
31:47 The Benefits of Egg Yolks and Balancing Carbohydrates
34:30 Considerations for Pancakes and Waffles in Breakfast
35:54 Understanding Hunger and Blood Sugar
39:51 Nutrition Strategies for Tournaments
46:22 Tracking Nutrition and Energy Levels
51:16 Carbohydrates and Sugar for Performance
57:18 Supplements for Performance
01:06:23 Community and Conclusion



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