Clean Eating seems to be the latest diet trend and as a dietitian, it’s one that I sort of like….for the most part. How could I not like it when it’s all about eating fresh, non-processed food?Read More
This is the time of year when everyone starts dieting or bannng sugar from their diet. But is it really necessary to ban sugar from your diet? Is sugar the evil everyone thinks it is?Read More
Intermittent fasting (IF) is quite the rage in the dieting world right now. In case you don’t know what IF is, it’s a dieting method where you fast for a certain number of hours and/or change your meal times to allow for long periods of fasting during each 24 hour period. Proponents say that IF helps promote weight loss and indeed, several studies have shown this to be true.Read More
On July 20th, 2019, I competed in the Xterra Mountain Championships held at the Beaver Creek Resort in Avon, CO. This was my 5th time doing this race but I was still a little nervous as it is a very challenging course and I felt I had a shot at a podium spot.Read More
What’s for dinner???
If that question makes you feel stressed or frustrated, you need help with meal planning.
Meal planning is probably one of the most important things you can do to get ready for your big A race. This is especially true if you are training for a half or full Ironman because your free time becomes almost negligible the closer you get to your race.Read More
You have probably heard about the supposed health benefits of bone broth. It has become popular among triathletes for providing collagen, an important protein in the body, but is it really the newest super food to speed recovery, relieve aching joints and strengthen the immune system?Read More
For many triathletes, this is the time of year when we are building our base training. However, there’s one thing we should do before getting too far into our training plans: fitness testing.Read More
I do not like to run 5k’s. I am a (slow) distance runner and pushing myself to run fast is not my idea of a good run.Read More
Sometimes real food can have similar or better effects on performance than fancy-schmancy powders and pills!Read More
Many athletes try dieting during the off-season to avoid weight gain now that their training load has decreased. While this may work for a few days, inevitably, life happens. At a holiday party the yummy fare becomes too tempting and suddenly you’re binge-eating. Strictly limiting your calories and denying yourself what you crave almost always leads to over-eating at a time when the extra calories are not burned off training, but instead head straight for your hips and waist.Read More
Quick, easy recipe for pre- or post-workout snack!Read More
There’s a plethora of sports drinks on the market, and you’d have to be living under a rock not to know it. But are they really necessary? Do they deliver on what they promise? And is it possible to make your own sports drink for a lot less money?Read More