5-Day Simple Weeknight Meal Plan
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by Angie Asche
2w ago
Whether you’re an athlete, parent of an athlete, or an active individual, finding meals that fit into a busy schedule can be tough. Your meals shouldn’t keep you in the kitchen for hours at a time and having quick and nutritious meals you can rely on will be key to staying on track with your nutrition. Fueling your body with nutritious meals doesn't have to be complicated or time-consuming, even for busy athletes. With a little planning and creativity, you can whip up quick and delicious dishes that will keep you performing at your best both on and off the field. So next time you're pressed fo ..read more
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Frequently Asked Questions About Creatine
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by Angie Asche
5M ago
Creatine is one of the most well-studied exercise and sports supplements. Despite plenty of evidence supporting its benefits and safety, confusion often remains around the use of creatine. Here are the most common myths, misconceptions, and frequently asked questions about creatine. When should you take creatine? Creatine appears to have the greatest benefit when it’s taken shortly before or after exercise as a pre-or post-workout. Taking creatine before exercise may have a greater impact on performance, while evidence suggests taking it after exercise is more beneficial for muscle growth and ..read more
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How Much Creatine Should I Take? The Athlete’s Guide
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by Angie Asche
5M ago
Are you an athlete interested in taking creatine to boost your performance, but aren’t sure where to start? For example, you may be wondering when to take creatine for best results, if you should take creatine before or after workout sessions, and how much creatine per day you should take. Many of my athlete clients ask me about creatine and if they should add it to their workout plan. Let’s unpack the most common questions you may have so you can learn how to take creatine for the best results. What is Creatine?   Creatine is a natural compound that plays an important role in cellul ..read more
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Tips For Eating Healthy While Traveling
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by Angie Asche
6M ago
Eating healthy while traveling is crucial for athletes who are constantly finding themselves on the road during season. Between competitions and training camps, athletes spend a significant amount of time traveling for their sport, and are often relying on what’s available at convenience stores, gas stations, or fast food restaurants along the way. In this article, we’ll be reviewing tips and tricks to help you make healthier eating choices while on the road. From breakfast, lunch and dinner, to snacks and hydration while traveling, we’ve got you covered. Building a Healthy Breakfast A co ..read more
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Best Supplements to Reduce Cortisol
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by Angie Asche
10M ago
Cortisol often gets portrayed as a villainous stress hormone, but for athletes, cortisol is critical for performance. Cortisol switches on all the processes that keep the body energized and fueled during your workout. It naturally raises and lowers after exercise.  When an athlete is overtraining or not recovering properly, cortisol may not return to baseline levels after exercise as quickly. Chronically elevated cortisol is problematic for the body. Besides getting adequate rest and not overtraining, there are also a few supplements that can help reduce cortisol. What is Cortisol?  ..read more
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Master’s Athletes: Nutrition for Athletes Over 50
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by Angie Asche
10M ago
A healthy lifestyle that prioritizes nutrition and physical activity is key to aging gracefully and enjoying a long health span. Of course, natural changes can occur to your body with age. For instance, you might experience a more challenging time building muscle mass, reduced flexibility of joints and range of motion, a few more wrinkles, a slower metabolic rate, and potential changes in bowel habits. Nutrition needs change, too.  If you’re already active well into adulthood, it’s important to make sure that you’re taking such changes into consideration to continue fueling your lifestyle ..read more
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Optimal Nutrition for CrossFit Athletes
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by Angie Asche
11M ago
CrossFit has been around since 2000, so the odds are good that you or someone you know has tried it. With its explosion into a branded fitness movement came certain beliefs about what CrossFit athletes should eat to support their performance.  What’s the truth about fueling this kind of high-intensity regimen? Let’s examine some of the current thinking and what optimal CrossFit nutrition should really look like.  What is CrossFit? CrossFit — short for “cross-discipline fitness” — is a branded fitness routine that took the nation by storm in the early 2000s. Headquartered in Californi ..read more
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Is Keto Good for Athletes?
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by Angie Asche
1y ago
Once a diet praised for its rapid weight loss effects, the keto diet has garnered the attention of athletes looking for the upper edge in performance. However, carbohydrates have long been considered the best fuel for fitness which begs the question, is keto good for athletes?  While there’s some evidence to suggest that the keto diet may provide health benefits for specific populations, the jury is still out on whether this diet trend can play a role in enhancing athletic performance.  Let’s explore the research to determine any possible benefits of keto for athletes and the potenti ..read more
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How To Gain Muscle While Losing Fat
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by Angie Asche
1y ago
Looking to build muscle and do away with stubborn body fat? It may seem impossible considering a calorie deficit helps with weight loss, while you need a calorie surplus to build muscle. However, it is possible to gain muscle and shed fat with the right balance of nutrients and the ideal exercise regimen. There are some strategies for gaining muscle while losing fat that we will examine to help you determine the ideal approach to eating and training to meet your goals. Find the right balance of calories Gaining muscle while losing fat requires the ideal balance of eating enough calories to bui ..read more
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Should You Try Optavia For Weight Loss?
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by Angie Asche
1y ago
Countless diet programs essentially promise a new you with a new body and a new mindset about food. Optavia offers these in an attractive package that includes coaches, community, plans, and products. But is Optavia safe? Let’s take a look. What is Optavia? The Optavia Diet is an updated version of Medifast. If you remember, Medifast is a weight-loss company that uses multi-level marketing and franchised weight-loss clinics to sell its brand-name weight loss and health products. The main difference between Medifast and Optavia is that the new products are now made without artificial sweeteners ..read more
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