Kate is the owner of RDKate Sports Nutrition, where she helps athletes learn what to eat, when to eat it and when to supplement. She services athletes nationwide via remote consulting, as well as teams on-site throughout Michigan and Illinois. Kate holds a master’s degree in nutrition with an emphasis in exercise physiology. She is both a registered dietitian and one of only ~650 RDs in the United States to be board-certified as a specialist in sports dietetics. As a runner, triathlete, fat tire rider and snowboarder, Kate understands the physical and mental challenges of being a top athlete. Kate has previously consulted with Olympic, NFL, NBA and NCAA Division I, II and III athletes. She truly brings both her knowledge and experience to the table as a sports dietitian nutritionist. Visit her website at RDKate.com; from there you can navigate to her weekly blog, Eat to Compete, and connect with her on Twitter orFacebook. Contact her directly at RDKate@RDKate.com.
When I work with any athlete, one of the first questions I ask is, "What is your sweat rate?".
Ninety-five percent of the time, I get a blank stare. When creating a performance nutrition plan, knowing your sweat rate is critical to make sure fluid replacement during exercise is adequate (but not too high). Here is why:
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