Blogs about Nutrition

Nutrition for College Athletes: The Critical Importance of Breakfast

In a recent post on nutrition for collegiate athletes we discussed some of the benefits to cleaning up your diet (most notably, performance!), as well as showed some not-so-hot statistics and research that revealed collegiate athletes don’t eat nearly as well as they should.We’ve been told the importance of breakfast over and over, to ad nauseum, to the point that when we hear it now it tends to go in one ear, out the other.

Nutrition for College Athletes -- How Well Do College Athletes Actually Eat?

In part one of this series of posts covering nutrition for college athletes we are going to quickly get into the benefits of eating better, and take a peek into research covering the dietary habits and knowledge of collegiate athletes.The upsides of eating well may seem obvious.After all, as athletes we are drilled from an early age on the importance of properly fueling up before practice and competition.Here are just four of the things that happen when we clean up our diet:

Be careful, that cereal bowl holds more than one serving size

The first place to start is “Serving Size.”  I know many of us have heard about using your fist or your palm and that is all well and good when it comes to meat.  The serving size I want to discuss involves packaged food, any kind of packaged food.  Let us start with breakfast.  This is an easy one and it makes my point very clear.  The serving size is on the nutrition label.  And note that changes are forthcoming on these labels.

"Trans Fats" what do they do??

 

Do you know what or how much you should be eating?

Hello everyone.  I am ready to admit I was a little harsh last week.  Nutrition is in fact very much like rocket science.  The body is a lot like a rocket.  It goes places we only once dreamed of.  Now, the question is, “what do we want to do moving forward?”  I think it is first very important to recognize where I am at.  I once was given an exercise by a dear lady friend of mine that has been ever so important to growth in my life since.  I was to look in the mirror, directly into the eyes of the image in the mirror – yep – i

MY BODY IS A MACHINE

If you started the year out with plans to diet, I urge you to rethink it.  I’ve been there.  I’ve gone on diets, I’ve done cleanses of sorts, I’ve trained for and run four marathons, I’ve taken supplements marketed to enhance fat loss, diuretics to remove ‘water weight’…I barely managed to stay within the weight standards my entire military career!   I was absolutely convinced the standards were unfair to women and to short people.  My point is that I wanted to change the way I looked by changing the mirror rather tha

Headlines and Clickbait

I thought I would take some time to discuss finding health and fitness information on the internet. This is something that comes up all the time in conversations with my clients.

Read the fine print and there is always fine print

In almost every batch of headlines that come to my inbox, at least one is still related to 'New Years Resolutions.'  I personally have never been a resolution kind of person.  I am not sure what that means.  How does the day January 1st differ from what was a good idea on December 31st?  Or November 20th for that matter?  Nonetheless while many of us are talking about resolutions and goals for the year, here are a few points you may want to consider before jumping into the latest 'fix' -

Bodybuilding And Nutrition

Nutrition plays a very important role in any sport for that matter! Same goes for body buildg and anyone who is serious about the sport.  Good nutrition is essential for a healthy life, but it is most important for a body builder to have effective workouts and grow muscles quickly and efficiently.So,  What type of nutrition or diet should you have to become successful in your body building quest? 

My New Years Resolution: No More Excuses

During the start of the New Year, a majority of people make resolutions about losing weight, eating better, and living a healthy lifestyle.  Yet, still filled with good intentions, the month of January has come and gone, and you still haven't starting moving.