The Athlete's Guide to Your Healthy Self
Helping your relationship with sport, food, and body
There is a problem in the athletic world. Athletes are suffering from poor messaging around their bodies and food. They are stuck in a cycle of disordered eating and don't know where to turn. The Athlete's Guide to Your Healthy Self is the solution!
This guide is designed for athletes, coaches, trainers, and parents of athletes that want to help foster a healthy relationship with sport, food, and body.
It's 56 pages of information, infographics, and journaling prompts to help you foster your healthy self. It comes in a fillable PDF format.
Did you know some sports report up to 83% of their athletes suffering from eating disorders? Be a part of the solution. Learn how to spot them and what to do.
This guide includes:
- How to prevent and spot eating disorders
- What to do if you suspect someone you care about is suffering from one
- What types of treatments are available
- Types of eating disorders and disordered eating
- What is relative energy deficiency in sport?
- How to spot a strict diet for sports performance vs. an eating disorder
- What coaches can do about eating disorder culture
- Tips for athletes
- Tips for parents of youth athletes
- Journaling prompts in each section
- Resources and references
"I had the opportunity to review this resource and highly recommend it to anyone looking for more information on disordered eating, eating disorders including an orthorexia, and RED-S (Relative Energy Deficiency in Sports). There are tips for healing your relationship with food and your body, which are really well done. Author Marisa Michael does such a nice job engaging the readers by highlighting the most important bits of information in each section, and sets the book up in a "workbook style" (via the "Time Out" sections) giving the reader a chance to reflect on their own habits. One of my favorite sections is when Michael talks about other factors affecting sports performance besides weight - something I lecture about as well. Michael recently authored "Nutrition for Climbers" so this is especially great coming from her with a whole page dedicated to this topic.
Would highly recommend this - truly a great resource for patients, coaches, clinicians, and parents!"
-Wendy Sterling, MS, RD, CSSD, CEDRD-S
Co-author, How to Nourish Your Child Through an Eating Disorder and No Weigh! A Teen’s Guide to Body Image, Food, and Emotional Wisdom
Marisa Michael is passionate about helping you achieve better health and performance through nutrition! She has helped hundreds of people implement meaningful nutrition strategies in their own lives. She's dedicated to helping the athlete and active person improve their training and competition through engaging and evidence-based learning.
Marisa's training and experience include:
- Master's Degree in Sports Nutrition from the University of Stirling
- Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics
- Certified Personal Trainer
- Certified Group Exercise Instructor
- International Olympic Committee's Diploma in Sports Nutrition