Archive for Category: "Nutrition Tip"

Peanut butter: Love it or leave it?

Peanut butter: Love it or leave it?

Q. Should I avoid peanut butter because it has 16 grams of fat? A. No! About 25% of your calories can appropriately come from fat

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Salty Sports Snacks

Salty Sports Snacks

If you are playing a sport for hours in the summer heat, you likely sweat a lot and may lose each hour 500 to 1,500 milligrams of sodium, a mineral (electrolyte) in sweat. Many players think they need to buy a sports drink to replace the sodium. Think again

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Do you skip breakfast to save calories?

Do you skip breakfast to save calories?

Many athletes, in their efforts to be light, lean and fast, think a good way to shed a few pounds of undesired body fat is to skip breakfast. Bad idea

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For Athletes with Food Cravings and “Sugar Addictions”

For Athletes with Food Cravings and “Sugar Addictions”

Food cravings and sugar addictions are a source of concern and frustration for many athletes.

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Are you a hungry athlete?

Are you a hungry athlete?

An explanation on if being hungry all the time is normal for athletes. Some reasons why you must properly fuel your active body and not withhold food from yourself.

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Carbs, Protein & Performance

Carbs, Protein & Performance

Questions answered from prominent sports nutrition researchers regarding carbohydrates, protein and your athletic performance.

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Protein-power

Protein-power

I recently had the pleasure of listening to a talk by exercise physiologist John Ivy, PhD of the University of Texas, Austin. Dr. Ivy has done a lot of sports nutrition research. Here are a few of his key points that might be of interest

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Alcohol, Athletes & Pressure to Drink

Alcohol, Athletes & Pressure to Drink

Ask any coach or college athletic director, and you’ll hear concern about alcohol and athletes. Rightfully so. Alcohol and athletics is a dangerous duo, associated

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Go nuts and eat “plantifully”

Go nuts and eat “plantifully”

This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending a state-of-the-art sports nutrition conference sponsored by SCAN, the Sports and Cardiovascular Nutrition practice group

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When Food Has Too Much Power Over You

When Food Has Too Much Power Over You

If any of those thoughts sound familiar, you are among a large group of athletes who struggle with food. I routinely counsel food-obsessed exercisers/athletes who fear

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