Nicolas Aubineau, Sports Nutritionist and Clinical Dietitian
I am Nicolas Aubineau, a sports dietitian and nutritionist in clinical settings. I created my website 10 years ago to provide numerous free articles on sports nutrition. Over time, I have expanded it to include comparisons of commercial energy products and homemade recipes (such as sports cake and homemade energy drinks). I also offer personalized meal plans for those preparing for competitions or seeking a nutritional balance that aligns with their lifestyle and sports activities.
What are the topics covered on my website?
As a sports dietitian and nutritionist, I cover various topics on my website, which can be divided into four main sections:
- Nutritional advice: I provide explanations about different nutrients (such as vitamin C, magnesium, probiotics), sports nutrition (glycemic index, glycogen, acid-base balance), pre, during, and post-workout nutrition (for training and/or races), as well as dietary recommendations tailored to specific sports disciplines (trail running, triathlon, etc.). I also offer advice on maintaining a varied and balanced diet and have a section dedicated to clinical nutrition (cholesterol, stress, metabolic syndrome, etc.).
- Sports recipes: I share recipes that allow you to create your own products for before, during, or after exercise, such as homemade sports cake, pre-workout drinks, intra-workout drinks, and post-workout recovery drinks. I also provide numerous interesting recipes like energy bread, energy omelette, and gingerbread.
- Health prevention: I emphasize the evident link between nutrition and health, explaining how to maintain good health through your diet. Topics covered include the benefits of probiotics, spirulina, ginseng, boosting the immune system, and the effects of fasting on the body.
- Product comparisons: I conduct enjoyable yet practical comparisons of the nutritional content and quality, as well as pricing, of various energy drinks, bars, and gels. This allows you to choose products that suit your preferences or see how your preferred product compares to others in the market.
What is a sports dietitian and nutritionist?
As a professional with a Bac +2 degree (such as a BTS or IUT), a dietitian is a specialist in nutrition who is trained to ensure dietary balance. They can pursue further specialization through university degrees (such as a D.U. in Sports Nutrition). The profession is regulated by the French Public Health Code under Article L4371.
What is the difference between a sports dietitian and a nutrition coach or nutrition expert?
Not all coaches or experts have recognized qualifications from the French government. While some coaches or experts may be competent, there are certainly others who are not, and it is dangerous to play with nutrition. The best way to determine if they are qualified is to ask for their ADELI number (see the next point).
The importance of the ADELI number in choosing your dietitian
ADELI is a national directory that lists healthcare professionals, including nurses, opticians, psychologists, and dietitians. Therefore, everyone benefits from collaborating with a dietitian. However, « coaches » or « experts » do not have this number.
Why collaborate with a sports dietitian?
You don’t need to be a professional athlete to give yourself every chance of success. Nutrition is your fuel, and it’s important that it aligns with your training and goals. When you prepare for a trail run, ultra-trail, triathlon, Ironman, cycling event, etc., you put a lot of strain on your body, and injuries or fatigue can occur quickly. I have collaborated with professional athletes such as Team Total Energies (Tour de France), Stade Rochelais Rugby, Yannick Bestaven (winner of the Vendée Globe 2021), Aurélia Truel (double World Team Trail Champion), and more than 3000 athletes, both professional and amateur, over the past 10 years.
I’m not here to tell you what to eat, well, not only that. I’m here to guide you and teach you:
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
If you’re looking for a sports nutritionist who will tell you to eat 125g of chicken breast with 76.5g of uncooked pasta and 1.3 yogurts for dessert… that’s not me. I have never worked like that, and that’s what makes me unique. Me, Nicolas Aubineau, am not the all-knowing expert and you the ignorant one; we are two people in a boat with the objective of reaching yours.
I offer nutritional coaching programs ranging from 3 months to 1 year (renewable) to work together in achieving your goals.
Sports Dietitian and Clinical Nutritionist