Sports Nutrition 101 – Fueling Your Body Like an Elite Athlete with NFL Performance Nutritionist

Sports Nutrition 101 – Fueling Your Body Like an Elite Athlete with NFL Performance Nutritionist

From Olympians and elite athletes to weekend warriors and biohackers, how you fuel your body has a big impact on reaching your goals – but most of us lack the latest in performance nutrition science to succeed.

Gut health expert Dr. Mary Pardee talks with Director of Performance Nutrition for the Jacksonville Jaguars Mindy Black about cutting edge sports nutrition; nutritional needs of athletes vs. non-athletes, including protein and carbohydrate requirements; going vegetarian; the effects of the keto diet on athletic performance; hydration tips and gatorade alternatives; supplements; and why inflammation can actually be a good thing.

Dr. Mary Pardee is a Naturopathic Medical Doctor and a Certified Functional Medicine Doctor who specializes in gut-brain health, integrative gastroenterology, hormone balancing and performance optimization. She is the founder of Modrn – a virtual telemedicine and wellness practice that provides health services to clients across the world from the comfort of their homes.

Mindy Black is an experienced Registered Dietitian located in Jacksonville, Florida. She specializes in sports nutrition and currently is the Director of Performance Nutrition for the Jacksonville Jaguars. She also works closely with several doctors and chiropractors in the Jacksonville area and is an adjunct professor at the University of North Florida. Mindy graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Food Science and Human Nutrition and a Masters in Exercise Physiology. You can learn more about Mindy and her work at or on IG @dietitiansofpalmvalley.

Disclaimer: This content has been made available for informational and educational purposes only. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.


  1. gooKi momor on October 30, 2021 at 1:56 pm

    Hello I am 65 years old, never an athlete but, i have never had a car and always bicycling all the time; i still do practically every day about 10 miles on my bike and gym almost everyday. I have begun taking supplements like creatine and it is even working on my medical condition. can I ask you a question?

  2. The Latin Samurai on October 30, 2021 at 2:05 pm

    This is really good information. Thank you

  3. National Socialist on October 30, 2021 at 2:16 pm

    I’m going to watch, thanks for sharing.

  4. Luis Merlo Abad on October 30, 2021 at 2:19 pm

    Great! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  5. Positive and Healthy on October 30, 2021 at 2:33 pm

    You made me think about all these habits which I’m aware but didn’t really brought them into practice in my life. Thanks! 🙏

  6. Heather Dickson on October 30, 2021 at 2:46 pm

    Around minute 12 you did a quick calculation for about 900 gm CHO, but accidentally said protein. Just making you aware. 🙂