what to eat
What you put into your body greatly affects your performance. If you eat crap, you will perform like crap. But if you eat the right foods at the right time, you have a much better chance of taking it to the next level and setting some PRs. We all know that if the gas tank in your car were low you wouldn’t get very far and if it was empty you wouldn’t get anywhere at all.
Properly fueling your body after your workouts is just as important as properly fueling before your workouts. During a strenuous workout, such as those we do almost every day, your body’s glycogen stores get significantly used up. It is important to properly replenish them to help you to recover from these intense workouts and set you up with the energy you’ll need for your next session.
Rebecca Turner Nutrition
Rebecca Turner is a registered dietitian nutritionist, and a certified specialist in sports dietetics (CSSD) with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Using science based food and behavior strategies, Rebecca helps individuals develop a positive relationship with food that enhances overall well-being and athletic performance.
As a sports nutrition expert, Rebecca has the training and experience to work with athletes of all ages and ability levels. She provides individual and team nutrition counseling and education to enhance the performance of athletes through proper food and beverage choices. Topics of expertise include, but are not limited to optimizing athletic performance, weight loss or weight gain, meal planning, healthy eating while traveling/eating out, disordered eating, food allergies and diabetes.
In addition, Rebecca has extensive broadcast and print media experience. Author “Mind Over Fork: Escape Dieting to Find the Healthy Lifestyle You Deserve,” published by Sartoris Literary Group of Jackson, Mississippi. Radio host, “Mission: Nutrition” for Super Talk Mississippi. Podcast host, “Fueled up with Rebecca Turner”aimed to help athletes and fitness enthusiast understand the basics of eating to perform by translating the science of sports nutrition into practical application anyone can use in their everyday training. Turner is a columnist for the Clarion Ledger’s weekly “Taste” column contributes to Well-Being Magazine, Parents and Kids Magazine and appears on WLBT for Wellness Wednesday segments. She is the official dietitian of MPB’s healthy cooking show, Fit to Eat.
Rebecca graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with both a Bachelor and Master of Science degree in nutrition and food systems. Awarded Mississippi Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year, 2012 and received the Circle of Excellence Award from SUDIA, 2014.