When working with an Olympic team, I saw that athletes didn’t eat or drink anything during their 5-hour practices. But, energy balance is critical to performance.
Dan Benardot, PhD, RD, LD, FACSM
Dan Benardot, PhD, RD, LD, FACSM is Professor Emeritus of Nutrition, and of Kinesiology and Health at Georgia State University, where he also served as Director of the Laboratory for Elite Athlete Performance. He received his PhD in Human Service Studies and Human Nutrition from Cornell University, is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist, and is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. Dr. Benardot is the inventor of NutriTiming® web-based and Apple iOS software. To date, he authored 7 books, 17 book chapters, and many journal articles. His most recent book is Advanced Sports Nutrition-2nd Edition. He has worked for many years with athletes, including the USA 1996 Atlanta Olympics gold-medal gymnastics team, the medal winning USA 2004 Athens Olympics marathoners, and the medal winning USA 2010 Vancouver and 2014 Sochi Olympics figure skaters. He was also the nutritionist for the 2017 NFC Champion Atlanta Falcons football team. www.foodandsport.com
The caffeine in your coffee is a simple nervous system stimulant. It fakes your brain into thinking that it’s okay and actually masks low blood sugar.