Posts Tagged ‘nutrition’

Seven Foundations of a Healthy Diet Healthy nutrition starts with planning. Mentally or physically map out meals and be sure this food is available. Eat at regular intervals in the day. No longer than 4 hours without food.  Choose whole foods vs processed foods for the majority of your diet (90% of the time) (see...

Immediately post surgery  Eat whatever feels appetizing and appealing to you for the first 1-2 days post surgery. You will most likely feel nauseated and not have a large appetite. Drink your calories if that is easiest – 100% fruit juice, Muscle Milk shakes, soda, or PowerAde. Try to eat something small every few...

Does What You Eat Make a Difference to Exercise Recovery? Exercise recovery is one of the most important components of athletic performance. From a sports nutrition perspective, recovery provides time for the body to fuel up while it cools down. Recovery nutrition allows for: Expedited muscle glycogen...

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, yet only one-third of us actually make the time to eat it. While working with athletes on a daily basis, I hear all kinds of excuses: “I’m too tired to chew, I can’t eat in the morning, there’s no food around, if I eat before working out I’ll get sick, I don’t...

As a sports dietitian and nutrition coach, I am always looking for ways to help my athletes optimize performance through what they eat, how much they eat and when they eat. I like to provide demos, cooking classes and shopping tours and watch them become engaged, excited and inspired to think about their fuel....

If you are like most sports enthusiasts, you are enjoying watching the Olympics. You might be watching this with your children and squeezing this “must see TV” in between basketball practice or taking your child to yet another track or softball practice. As a mom of athletic children, I can remember the...

Given that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, your chances of eating breakfast improve when you plan a meal that is both yummy and offers nutrients that will help you perform well.  This recipe is a favorite from Gale Bernhardt, cycling and triathlon coach. What makes this an “athlete’s” omelet is...

Although science weakly (at best) supports snacking for health in the general population, regular snacking by collegiate and professional athletes can improve performance in both sports and academics. The Importance of Snacking for Athletes Collegiate athletes have higher energy needs than nonathletic peers, making...

As you might have heard through stories in the media, the Dodgers have gone “all in” on eating organic foods throughout the organization. When walking around the dining area you can hear a lot of new buzz words being thrown around: “Grass Fed”, “Free Range”, “Locally Grown” and “Organic” to name a...

One of the most popular topics in professional baseball today is nutrition. How teams can help athletes keep themselves fueled for optimal performance is quickly becoming a critical issue for many professional organizations. In the Minor Leagues, long travel, smaller budgets and less than optimal fueling options are...