sports nutrition

Athlete’s Guide to Whey Protein Powders

Athlete’s Guide to Whey Protein Powders

Which is the best whey protein powder for athletes? The most affordable, best tasting, lowest in sugar, and does it contain high quality ingredients? Here’s a review and comparison of 13 different whey protein powders to help make your buying experience a little easier.

How Does Alcohol Affect Athletic Performance?

How Does Alcohol Affect Athletic Performance?

It’s becoming more common to consume alcohol after road races, competitions, even group fitness classes. But what effect does this have on your performance and recovery? What about sleep and hormones?

Nutrition Video Series: Glutamine + Gut Health & Athletic Performance

Nutrition Video Series: Glutamine + Gut Health & Athletic Performance

Glutamine can play a huge role in recovery as well as immune support. Prolonged periods of intense training such as ultra endurance competitions, triathlon, & marathon running can cause your blood glutamine levels to drop significantly. Learn more about glutamine in this week’s video!

Nutrition Video Series: Why I Don't Recommend Keto to Athletes

Nutrition Video Series: Why I Don't Recommend Keto to Athletes

In this week’s video, I’m talking about the ketogenic diet, and why I don’t recommend it to athletes. Let’s take a look at what it is, the current research, and potential side effects.

Nutrition Video Series: Weight Gain Tips for Athletes

Nutrition Video Series: Weight Gain Tips for Athletes

“I feel like I’m eating so much all the time, but can’t put weight on.” I hear this all. the. time. There’s a lot of misconceptions about how to gain weight. Forget these myths & try a few of these tips instead!

5 Fueling Tips to Prevent Game Day Cramping

5 Fueling Tips to Prevent Game Day Cramping

What foods and fluids you choose to consume prior to game time is crucial in preventing cramps. You already know the importance of hydration and electrolytes, here are five fueling tips to prevent cramping on game day.

One Skillet Recipes For The Busy Athlete

One Skillet Recipes For The Busy Athlete

After the feedback I received from my Crockpot Recipes for the Busy Athlete post, I wanted to continue the series. This time, I'm sharing a collection of healthy one skillet recipes. Whether you’re constantly busy with practice, work, or class, nothing comes in handy more than throwing everything together in one skillet! These recipes require little effort and time, and you can rest assured you’ll be eating a nutritious meal! 

Athlete's Guide to Fighting Inflammation

Athlete's Guide to Fighting Inflammation

Did you know the foods you eat can have an impact on inflammation and injury? This guide is meant to educate on what foods to eat, what foods to avoid, and provide you with meal planning tips to help fight against inflammation. 

Post-Workout Nutrition

Post-Workout Nutrition

Fueling after workouts is one of the most important pieces to sports nutrition, yet I often times see it as the most neglected. Fueling your body with the carbohydrates, protein, and fluids it needs will help you recover fully and prepare you for your next workout. Prolonging post-workout refueling stalls your body into a "breakdown" mode, taking longer to recover once you actually do eat.

Healthy Holiday Eating Guide

Healthy Holiday Eating Guide

Due to popular demand from my clients, I've created a guide on how to eat healthy over the holidays! Enjoying the holiday season does not have to mean gaining weight. These tips and recipes will help you avoid unwanted weight gain and stay healthy throughout the holiday season.

Healthy Grocery Shopping Tips

Healthy Grocery Shopping Tips

Healthy eating begins at the grocery store. If you keep good foods in your fridge and pantry, you will eat good foods! Grocery shopping can be a stressful and difficult task for many because of the endless amount of choices offered. Here are some tips to help guide you in selecting the healthiest choices: