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Guide for Traveling Athletes

The Traveling Athlete Meal Planner (Beta)

 

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Pearle Nerenberg, in partnership with SOS Cuisine, is developing a sports dietitian guided team travel meal planning tool. The details of this tool are outlined in this guide. For all further questions contact me!

 
 

Dietitian says "Consume 100 grams of carbohydrate at 3 o'clock in the form of Grains, Fruit, and Dairy."

 
 

Science has proven what to eat and when so why aren't athletes following the recommendations?

 
 

Take a moment to think about it. Do any of these reasons speak to you?

I DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE RECOMMENDATIONS
 

I DO NOT HAVE TIME TO MAKE NUTRITION PLANS
 

I DO NOT HAVE SUPPORT TO IMPLEMENT PLANS
 

I DO NOT SEE THE IMPORTANCE OF NUTRITION HABITS

 

Eating habits can impact performance, there are hundreds of studies proving this fact. However, the ability to translate current guidelines into food choices is not simple. By offering an automated support system, Pearle and SOS Cuisine hope to make it a time efficient process to turn sports nutrition guidelines into clear, understandable food choices. 

The SOS Cuisine platform is a funnel using the latest sports science + structured recipes to produce a travel plan.

The user follows 9 steps of simple data input and the software funnels out simple guidance to meet athlete needs. What does this simple guidance look like?

  • a meal time calendar for 1 to 5 days of competition with personal calendar integration
  • a grocery list of foods to purchase for all meals and snacks with budgeting tools
  • a food preparation plan if meals and snacks will not be selected from restaurants


 

The sports nutrition rules used in the Sports Travel Meal Planner are the same rules top researchers and sports dietitians use.

  • 6 to 8 grams of carbohydrate per kilogram of body weight per day
  • 1 to 4 grams of carbohydrate per kilogram of body weight per pre-activity meal
  • 25 - 35 grams of protein per meal
  • 20 - 25 grams of fat per meal

 

Are you looking for meal plan guidance for your next trip?

Become a beta-tester of the Sports Travel Meal Planner.

The Beta Overview

In 9 steps you will have a plan. No step is mandatory. Every step is customizable.

Step 1. Survey team
Step 2. Build schedule
Step 3. Select breakfast
Step 4. Select main meals
Step 5. Select grain & starch options
Step 6. Select fruit options
Step 7. Select vegetable options
Step 8. Select milks & alternatives
Step 9. Select sports drinks

Once all 9 steps have been completed or skipped. An outlook / google style calendar displays your game day meal plans. You can then link this calendar to your personal calendar.

Finally, the best features of SOS Cuisine, the automated grocery list and meal preparation strategies such as budgeting, are linked into this program. A team manager or a parent planning for their family can take 1 grocery list to the store to shop for all snack and recipe ingredients needed to fuel everyone during a travel period.


Quick Q & A's for Sports Medicine Professionals

The recommendations in the Sports Travel Meal Planner are not individualized so there is room for sports dietetic individualization.

Q. What if an athlete should consume more carbohydrate than what is automated?
A. Add to the suggested portion targets by increasing:

  1. grain & starches in step 5
  2. fruit in step 6
  3. milk or yogourt in step 8

Q. What if an athlete should consume more protein than what is automated?
A. Add to the suggested portion targets by increasing:

  1. portions of the recipe at a meal in steps 3 and 4
  2. milk or yogourt in step 8

Q. What if an athlete should consume less fat than what is automated?
A. Follow recipe specifications for reducing fat in the meals.

 

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