Optimizing Your Fitness and Nutrition: Insights from a Sports Dietitian
In This Podcast Episode:
Dr. Lee Kaplan talks to sports dietitian Leslie Bonci, who works with the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs. Bonci emphasizes the importance of nutrition in physical activity and overall health, tailoring nutrition plans to individual goals.
Dr. Kaplan and Bonci address popular trends like intermittent fasting and highlights the importance of muscle preservation and practicality in fueling for performance. Bonci also discusses the role of supplements, addressing deficiencies in vitamins D and iron and the potential benefits of omega-3 and multivitamin/mineral supplements. The duo discusses the importance of balancing nutrition and performance, addressing factors like nerves, sleep, hydration, and personal preferences. They debunk common nutritional misconceptions and emphasize the importance of individualized approaches for optimal performance.
Meet Your Host
Lee Kaplan, M.D., is the chief of University of Miami Sports Medicine Institute and a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon. He is also a professor of orthopaedics, biomedical engineering, and kinesiology and sports sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Kaplan is a renowned specialist in sports-related knee, shoulder and elbow injuries and arthroscopic surgery at the Sports Medicine Institute. He earned his medical degree from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
Learn more at UHealthSports.com.