The Totally Realistic Thing you can do to Eat Better, According to an Olympic Dietitian

Greatist—July 26, 2016

In a recent article published by Greatist, writer Molly Ritterbeck conducts a Q&A with Jason Machowsky, RD, CSSD, RECEP, CSCS, a sports dietitian at Hospital for Special Surgery, for his insight on the proper ways athletes can fuel for their sport.

For example, Jason answers the following question: “How does food play a role in an Olympic athlete’s training and performance?”

According to Jason, "It's tremendously important. Food provides the fuel for training hard and the building blocks for recovery. Certain nutrition recommendations for the average person may not necessarily apply to an athlete. For example, endurance athletes need more salt (electrolytes) and sugar while training than someone who is not moving as much..."

To read additional responses in the Q&A, visit


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