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Sports Nutritionists (Online & Near You)

Here at Zaya Care, we can match you with sports nutritionists near you or online that are covered by your insurance. You can browse our network of sports nutritionists and filter by things like visit type, languages spoken, insurance accepted, and more to find your fit.

90% of Zaya patients pay $0 for one-on-one nutrition counseling with a registered dietitian.

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“Every appointment leaves me feeling better than before. She is a great healthcare provider and I would recommend her to anyone.”
Alisa
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“My appointment with Emily was great! She made me feel comfortable and provided lots of different food options to help me reach my goals.”
Jasmine
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“My experience with Hannah has been extremely helpful. I always look forward to our sessions!”
John

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More about sports nutrition & our nutritionists

What is a Sports Nutritionist?

A sports nutritionist is a specialized professional who helps athletes and individuals involved in sports and physical activities optimize their performance, improve recovery, and maintain overall well-being through proper nutrition strategies.

Sports nutritionists have in-depth knowledge of the unique nutritional needs of athletes, including the specific demands of different sports, training regimens, and competition schedules.

Sports nutritionists create tailored plans for athletes based on their goals, preferences, and needs. They assess nutritional status, energy requirements, and provide guidance on meal planning, timing, hydration, and supplementation.

These professionals also educate athletes on the importance of fueling their bodies appropriately before, during, and after training sessions or competitions to optimize performance and support recovery.

Sports nutritionists support athletes in achieving peak performance, preventing injuries, and maintaining overall health. They collaborate with athletes, coaches, and healthcare professionals to provide evidence-based guidance and achieve athletic goals.

When to See a Sports Nutritionist

When it comes to optimizing athletic performance and achieving fitness goals, working with a sports nutritionist can be highly beneficial. Sports nutritionists are experts in the field of nutrition specifically tailored to athletes and individuals engaged in physical activities. 

You should consider working with a sports nutritionist if you:

  • Are an athlete looking to improve your performance and endurance.
  • Want to optimize your nutrition for specific sports or athletic events.
  • Have specific dietary restrictions, allergies, or intolerances.
  • Need guidance on proper pre- and post-workout nutrition.
  • Want to manage your weight or body composition effectively.
  • Require strategies for proper hydration during exercise.
  • Are recovering from an injury and need nutritional support for the healing process.
  • Have questions about dietary supplements and their role in sports performance.

How Zaya Care’s Sports Nutritionists Can Help

Zaya Care’s sports nutritionists provide personalized support for optimal athletic performance. In the first appointment, they assess goals, habits, and needs to create a tailored plan.

Follow-up appointments with the sports nutritionist involve ongoing monitoring and adjustments to the nutrition plan as needed. The nutritionist may evaluate progress, guide meal planning and nutrient timing, address any obstacles, and offer strategies for optimal hydration and recovery. 

They may also provide education on sports supplements, if necessary, and keep the individual informed about the latest research and advancements in sports nutrition.

Sports nutritionists play a vital role in helping athletes by providing evidence-based recommendations, individualized meal plans, and ongoing support. They help athletes optimize their nutrition for training, competition, and recovery. 

They can guide individuals in fueling their bodies to enhance performance, improve body composition, prevent injuries, and support long-term health. With their expertise, sports nutritionists help their clients make informed dietary choices, maximize potential, and achieve athletic and nutritional goals.

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