Fat loading is a dietary strategy shown to enhance further the body’s ability to use fat as fuel while sparing muscle glycogen. Does rocky road ice cream for breakfast and a bucket of fried chicken for lunch sound too good to be true? Fat loading, both short-term and long-term, are recent nutritional strategies for improving athletic performance. High-fat diets are purported to enhance endurance by promoting fat oxidation and carbohydrate sparing. This course explains the rationale behind fat loading and athletic performance, provides a detailed discussion of fat metabolism during exercise, discusses the effects of endurance training on fat metabolism and examines whether fat loading is harmful.
The goal of this fat-loading nutrition course is to provide the physiological rationale for fat loading and the current research evidence on the effects of such a diet on sports performance. After completing this course, the student will be able to:
- Explain two ways in which endurance training increases fat metabolism
- Explain the potential health and performance hazards of fat loading
- Explain the concept of “glycogen impairment”
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including dietitians, fitness professionals, and massage therapists.
Dietitians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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OnCourse Learning is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This course is a level 2 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 2000, 2070, 2110, 4060 and performance indicators of 8.1.1, 8.1.2, 8.1.3, 8.2.3, 8.2.4, 8.3.5, 8.3.6, 8.3.7.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).
This program has been approved for fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM). Granting prior approval does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.
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