Greenletes Podcast

Nutrition for NFL Players: Fueling & Recovery, Fad Diet, Supplements & Weigh-Ins--with Pratik Patel MS, RD, CSCS, CSSD

April 13, 2021 Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD Season 1 Episode 8
Greenletes Podcast
Nutrition for NFL Players: Fueling & Recovery, Fad Diet, Supplements & Weigh-Ins--with Pratik Patel MS, RD, CSCS, CSSD
Show Notes

In this episode, Natalie chats with Pratik Patel, a Registered Dietitian who has experience working with collegiate and pro athletes. Most recently, he was the Assistant Coach with the New York Giants as the Director of Performance Nutrition and Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach. 

We discuss: 

  • His journey in the field of nutrition and how he ended up working with the NY Giants
  • What it is like working with high-level athletes and whether or not they listen to his nutrition advice
  • How different positions have different nutrition plans 
  • Nutrition trends and misconceptions among pro athletes 
  • How creatine and BCAA supplements can aid performance 
  • How diet trends, such as going vegan, are popular among pro athletes and his thoughts on these trends
  • Difference between on- and off-season nutrition 

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