Every so often I read something that deserves to be passed along to my audience. If you are fretting about not being able to lose the weight, please enjoy these words of wisdom adapted from Karen R. Koenig, M.Ed., LCSW. Karen is a psychotherapist and author of 7 books on eating and weight, including her […]
Performance starts with fueling, not training! The best way to fuel for top performance seems to be a debatable topic these days. To keep on top of the sports nutrition science regarding food, exercise & performance, I look to SCAN, the Sports & Cardiovascular Nutrition practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). […]
Nancy, should I eat different recovery foods after I lift weights at the gym, as compared to after I do an hour of cardio? Answer: After a gym workout, both lifting and cardio require similar recovery foods: carbohydrates to refuel depleted muscle glycogen and protein to build and repair muscles. The easiest way to recover properly […]
Dear Nancy, I am curious about your recommendation in your Sports Nutrition Guidebook to drink fruit juice to gain weight. I have never served my kids juice because of the sugar content. I find that many of your other recommendations also seem to be fairly high in sugar—such as granola and flavored yogurt. Is it ok […]
This post is by guest blogger Anabelle Harari, nutrition student at Tufts University and aspiring dietitian. Clean Eating: A Food Fad Fueled by Fear When I searched the term for “clean eating” 720 million search results popped up in Google, including an entire publication dedicated to Clean Eating – Clean Eating Magazine. It’s no wonder […]
Definition of Sports supplement: A food, food component, nutrient, or non-food compound that is purposefully ingested in addition to the habitually consumed diet with the aim of achieving a specific health and/or performance benefit. The global sports nutrition supplement market (including sports foods, drinks and supplements) accounted for $28+ billion in 2016 and, with […]
Question: I’m training for the Boston Marathon. What should I be eating? I am especially interested in learning what to eat the week prior to the race, as well as on race day. Answer: Many runners believe they should eat a special diet the week before the marathon. The truth is, your training diet should […]
What’s the best way to fuel for the Boston Marathon? Should I eat a high fat diet to train my body to burn more fat and less glucose? What percent of calories should come from carbohydrate? protein? fat? When it comes to eating for endurance, today’s athletes are confronted with two opposing views: Eat a […]
In Parts I and II, guest blogger Chandler Tucker, a senior nutrition major at Simmons College, shared her experiences as a novice runner. Here are here final words of advice, worthy of sharing. After having felt so terrible during my first marathon, I swore that I would never run another one. Yet, as I watched […]
Navigating Athletes Village By guest blogger Chandler Tucker, nutrition and dietetics major at Simmons College In Part I, I shared my marathon morning mistakes. Here’s how the rest of the day unfolded… After nearly 40 minutes on the bus of quietly regretting my decision to run the marathon, and ruminating over all the bad choices […]
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