Special Requirements

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Special Requirements 2017-08-23T13:23:18+00:00

Celiac Disease and GlutenPTS_SpecReqIMG01

If you eat gluten and have abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea or upset stomach upset, get tested for celiac disease. If you have Celiac disease and eat gluten, the lining of your small intestine gets inflamed and damaged. Your body does not absorb nutrients well and can lead to weight loss and malnutrition. Do not go gluten free until you are tested for accurate test results.

Gluten Free

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Many people have gone gluten free because they think is it healthier than eating wheat products and to lose weight. Gluten is the protein found in wheat (durum, einkorn, emmer, semolina, spelt, farina, farro, kamut, wheat bran, wheat germ), rye, barley and triticale. Gluten helps foods maintain their shape, binding food together.

If you eat baked goods, choose gluten free products. Even better is to eat whole grains that naturally do not have gluten like amaranth, arrowroot, brown rice, buckwheat, corn and cornmeal, flax, hominy, millet, quinoa, sorghum, tapioca, and teff.

Nutrition and sport nutrition recommendations for gluten free fueling are to eat balanced meals and snacks about every 3-4 hours.

PTS_SpecReqIMG03Gluten Free Serving Sizes

Starch: serving size is the size your fist
Vegetables: serving size is ¾ of your plate
Fruits: serving size is 1 small fruit
Lean protein: serving size is the size of your palm
Healthy fat: serving size is 1 tablespoon

Vegetarian Serving SizesPTS_SpecReqIMG04

Starch: serving size is your fist
Vegetables: serving size is ¾ of your plate
Fruits: serving size is 1 small fruit
Lean protein: serving size is the size of your palm
Healthy fat: serving size is 1 tablespoon

Vegan Fueling

PTS_SpecReqIMG05Vegans do not eat any animal products (no dairy and no eggs). They eat plant based foods; whole grains, vegetables, legumes, fruits, nuts, seeds, avocados. Their main sources of protein include quinoa, lentils, beans, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, almonds and walnuts, and tofu.

Vegan Serving Sizes
Starch: serving size is your fist
Vegetables: serving size is ¾ of your plate
Fruits: serving size is 1 small fruit
Lean protein: serving size is the size of your palm
Healthy fat: serving size is 1 tablespoon