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Sports Nutrition

Athletes have specific nutritional needs, depending on their sport, training cycle, performance targets, and physique. Our dietician will help you customise your diet to meet your needs.


 

Dietetic services offered at SSMC

1.    Weight Management

The Dietitians at Singapore Sports Medicine Centre (SSMC) is part of a multi-disciplinary team and provide the following:

  • •  One-on-one dietetic counselling approach for patients on the weight management programme

We believe that eating healthily does not mean that you have to starve or completely deprive yourself of your favourite food.  Instead, we will help you to reduce your total calorie intake by analysing your current eating habits and identifying areas you can change. Based on your individually prescribed calorie intake, we will create meal plans to help you achieve your total calorie target.  In addition, you will be equipped with essential dietary knowledge and skills to help you achieve a balanced diet.  Your progress will be reviewed regularly and adjustments made based on your lifestyle to help you achieve your weight loss target.

Individual consultations may include:

  • •  Knowledge on nutrition and healthy diets for weight loss and understanding energy balance
  • •  Computer dietary analysis of your food intake, where you will be provided with the following dietary information:
       o    Average total calorie, carbohydrate, protein and fat intake
       o    Distribution of calories from carbohydrate, protein and fat
       o    Identification of nutrient deficiencies and excesses
  • •  Guidance and provision of individualised meal plan to ensure adequate nutrient intake to assist with weight loss
  • •  Specific dietary advice for co-morbidities if any in conjunction with weight management
  • •  Healthy tips to assist with weight loss and weight maintenance

 

2.    Sports Nutrition/Performance Nutrition

 

Good nutrition is one of the elements of training and conditioning that is vital for optimal sporting performance. Our Sports Dietitians can help to optimise your diet to achieve ideal body weight and improve your health and performance.  Each programme is tailored to meet the specific needs of the individual. Whether you are embarking on an exercise programme or a seasoned athlete, our Sports Dietitians are equipped to meet your needs.


Individual consultations may include:

  • •  Knowledge on nutrition and importance of diet and hydration in sporting activities
  • •  Computer dietary analysis of your food intake, where you will be provided with the following dietary information:
       o    Average total calorie, carbohydrate, protein and fat intake
       o    Distribution of calories from carbohydrate, protein and fat
       o    Identification of nutrient deficiencies and excesses
  • •  Guidance to ensure adequate nutrient intake to prevent chronic disease and improve performance
  • •  Assistance with weight loss and muscle retention or with weight gain and muscle building
  • •  Individualised sample meal plan to maximise mental and physical performance for training and events
  • •  Optimise recovery and hydration through practical strategies
  • •  Dietary assessment and analysis
  • •  Specific dietary advice for specific sports if applicable

 

3.    Healthy Eating


Eating well is vital to a healthy life.  If you have questions regarding your diet and would like to benefit from individual counselling regarding your eating habits, our Dietitians can offer such nutrition support through the assessment of your current, recent or usual food intake through the use of food diaries and computer dietary analysis to evaluate your intake.  An individual session may include a full nutritional assessment, a personal nutrition plan and ways to monitor and evaluate your progress to help you stay on track.