Paul Salter, MS, RD

Background

Paul Salter, MS, RD, CSCS, received his BS in dietetics from the University of Maryland and his MS in exercise and nutrition science from the University of Tampa. Also known as The Nutrition Tactician, he has worked with elite youth, collegiate, professional, and Olympic athletes.

Salter is a firm believer that nutrition plays an integral role in maximizing health, body composition, and performance. Standing a mere 5-foot-3 entering his junior year of high school, Paul tried every "get big" training program and method he could think of to keep up with his bigger, stronger peers. He found that nutrition had a major impact on his performance and has since been heavily involved in both bodybuilding and powerlifting.

Before joining Bodybuilding.com, Salter was a sports dietitian for IMG Academy, a boarding school for youth elite athletes and home to multiple professional and Olympic training programs. He has had the opportunity to work with Olympic gold medalists and professional athletes across all major sports.

Today, his passion is providing individuals with the tools and knowledge necessary to reach their respective goals, and to do so in a way that is easy to understand and simple to implement. Salter also works as a nutrition consultant for Renaissance Periodization.

Be sure to follow him on social media for nutrition education, tips, and more to become your best self!

Competitive Background

  • First place, Men's Bodybuilding Lightweight Novice Division and Overall Novice Champion, NGA Annapolis Cup
  • Third place, Men's Bodybuilding Lightweight Open Division, NPC East Coast Classic
  • Second place, Men's 83-kg class Sunshine State Games Powerlifting Meet (1134 lbs. total)

Links

Articles

  • Bulking Made Easy: Your Complete Nutrition Guide To Maximizing Muscle Growth

    Here comes the cold weather, and along with it, bulking season. Find everything you need to know about putting on muscle mass in one place.

  • Your 4 Must-Know Nutritional Principles For Losing Fat

    Sarah Hunsberger's workout plan for fat loss needs to be synced up with your diet to achieve its objective. Here are four diet strategies to help you succeed.

  • Nutrition Strategies To Bring Your Pecs Up To Par!

    Trying to bring up a specific body part demands eating the right way! Complement your added volume, intensity, and frequency to bring up your lagging chest with these essential nutrition and supplementation must-dos!

  • IIFYM Vs. Keto Vs. WTF?!

    Educate yourself on today's popular diets to make sure that you're thinning your waistline and not your wallet!

  • Your 4-Step Nutritional Gainz Plan

    A normal approach to nutrition will leave you under fueled to maximize muscle growth during this high-volume blitz of a workout. Fortunately, Anthony LaVigne shows how to get all the energy and nutrients you need for some major gains!

  • What the Hell Is the Difference Between a Sweet Potato and Yam, Anyway?

    People confuse the two a lot, but there are some very interesting differences on both the inside and the outside of these two root vegetables.

  • 4 Super-Quick, Energy-Packed, Pre-Workout Food Combos!

    No matter your goal, your workout won't go anywhere without proper nutrition. Dymatize athlete and NPC competitor Mike Hildebrandt and I offer four super-fast, super-easy food combos to maximize every workout!

  • Updated Nutrition Labels Help Consumers Make Better Choices

    Several months ago, the FDA nutrition label required on every packaged food product got its first makeover in 20-plus years. Check out its bigger, bolder, and smarter physique!

  • Garrett Started Training with A Purpose and Got Huge!

    Training "just because" and being unable to train for 3 months don't usually lead to monster size. But this combination fueled Garrett's desire to get big. And he did.

  • The Truth About Your Post-Workout Carbfest

    Nothing like some well-earned carbs after a workout, right? Pretzels, cookies, a cold soda: You need them all right now to kick-start recovery ... right? Alas, it's not that simple.

  • Retain Muscle Mass As You Age

    One natural consequence of aging is the slow-but-sure loss of muscle mass. You can't stop aging, but you can slow it down a bit by making this one simple change in your diet.

  • 4 Strategies To Boost Your Metabolism!

    The wrong kinds of training and nutrition strategies can slow your metabolism. Here's how to shift it into high gear!

  • Is It Time To Stop Dieting?

    If you feel as if you've been "dieting" for years with little to show for your efforts, this article is for you!

  • It's Your Cheat Meal, So Cheat Already!

    You've got one chance every week to really load up on calories, so don't be shy. Once a week, your path to bulking up should lead you to all kinds of tasty items you don't even dare glance at the rest of the week.

  • What Are Good Carbs?

    Not all carbs are created equal, but most have a time and a place in your diet. Learn the difference!

  • 5 Foods That Will Crush Your Hunger

    Hunger got the best of you? Add these healthy foods to your diet to keep your appetite in check!

  • Use Carbs To Fuel Your CrossFit Workouts

    If you're a CrossFit athlete looking to improve performance, you should consider banishing "low-carb" from your vocab. Here's why!

  • Reasons Women Should Eat More Fat

    There are some real differences between the sexes when it comes to energy sources: Women's bodies prefer fats, and men's like carbs. Improve your performance and physique by eating more of this delicious macro!

  • 3 Reasons You Always Feel Hungry

    If your stomach starts yelling at you as soon as you finish a meal, you may be making one or more of these common nutrition mistakes!

  • The 5 Most Popular Diets: What's Good, What's Bad?

    These days, it seems like there's a new diet for every letter of the alphabet. We pulled five of the most popular ones out of the mix to give you the pros and cons—and the bottom line—for each!