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Today I’m chatting with Tommy Clark, a nutrition coach who specializes in working with athletes ranging from the high school level all the way up to the professional level. He is a former college athlete himself, having played basketball at the collegiate level. Tommy’s goal is to provide proper nutrition education through his social media, podcast (The T. Clark Nutrition Podcast), and his coaching programs to allow athletes to fuel, perform, and recover properly through an individualized approach to nutrition.
In this episode, Tommy explains the biggest mistakes athletes make when it comes to nutrition, how to periodize your nutrition for optimal performance, and how to figure out your macros. He discusses whether calories in vs calories out or hormones are more important for fat loss, why some people don’t lose weight on low calorie diets, and if food quality matters. We also discuss body image problems amongst athletes, disordered behaviors in male athletes, how to feel satiated during a deficit, and how to feel hungry in a surplus. Tommy talks about why smoothies aren’t ideal for fat loss, undereating as an athlete, and much more.
You can find more from Tommy on Instagram (@tclarknutrition) and on the T. Clark Nutrition Podcast.
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