The demands of the body are different for an athlete. They need enhanced macronutrients and micronutrients, and the best quality sources, for the increased demands placed on the body. Rest, repair and recovery is essential. A good starting point is the 40/30/30 nutrient dense whole food diet, but this is frequently tweaked a bit once nutritional deficiencies are identified in order for the athlete to best train and recover.
Proper hydration is essential while training and competing. Popular sports drinks, goo and energy bars are typical refueling foods. You will learn healthy alternatives to these processed foods. Nutritional therapy can help enhance performance, energy and recovery.