Common Mishaps of Athletes

There are so many thoughts about food and fitness. Below I want to clear up a few of the common mistakes I hear athletes making. Eat Food You Train on Anytime – Training food is meant for training. If you use a bar on the bike as a fuel source, limit the consumption of that... Continue Reading →

Fine-Tuning Your Fuel

Many athletes are in full force with training and race events this summer and upcoming fall. Race nutrition is so important and can make or break an event. I am a 2x Ironman and a Dietitian and am still tweaking my nutrition. Today, I want to discuss a few tips for race nutrition based on... Continue Reading →

On the Verge of Burnout

Preventing Overtraining Through Nutrition & Lifestyle Overtraining Syndrome (OTS) can be detrimental to your training and success at an athlete. Last week, I discussed several hypotheses that can contribute to OTS. Today, I want to discuss several tips that can help prevent OTS. Sleep Research has shown that 7-9 hours of sleep a night is... Continue Reading →

Walking the Tightrope of Overtraining

Often athletes striving to become faster and better at their sport find themselves walking the tightrope of overtraining. During peak training times, most athletes feel fatigue, as their training plans are intended to create a similar fatigue that will be experienced on race day. Coaches do their best to create a perfect, personalized plan without... Continue Reading →

Too Much to Do & Not Enough Time

Under Training, Under Eating & Under Sleeping….a recipe for disaster. My body was as good as burnt toast last weekend!  Today, I am going to share a true story from my training last week. First, I want to start off with saying….I am a Registered Dietitian and know better, but I am still human and... Continue Reading →

Need for Speed

Most athlete who I consult one-on-one, are looking for nutrition education as well as a new edge in their sport. The new edge may be a new protein powder, electrolyte supplement, BCAAs or even antioxidant green drinks. The options are endless. When selecting a new supplement, key word supplement, it is important to ensure the... Continue Reading →

Fueling the Vegetarian Athlete

It’s all about planning! Athletes who choose a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle risk insufficient intake of calories and protein as well as certain vitamins and minerals. When planned correctly and proper nutrients are consumed daily, vegetarian or vegan athletes are at no additional risk than any other athlete for deficiency. Common sources of nutrients that... Continue Reading →

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