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“When we travel as a team, we eat at fast food places because they fit with our small budget. What’s the best fast food for athletes…?” “After my workout, the last thing I want to do is cook dinner. Where can I buy affordable but healthy sports meals…?” A limited food budget creates a fueling challenge for many...

Being injured is one of the hardest parts of being an athlete. If you are unable to exercise due to broken bones, knee surgery, stress fracture, or concussion, you may wonder: What can I eat to heal quickly? How can I avoid getting fat while I’m unable to exercise? Should I be taking supplements? This article will...

In this day and age of energy bars, protein powders and weight gain shakes, many athletes forget about “real” foods such as peanut butter. Peanut butter (PNB) is perhaps the best sport food around. PNB is tasty, inexpensive, satisfying, nourishing––and even good for our health. But all too often, I hear athletes...

ACHOO, COUGH, COUGH, SNIFF, SNIFF Intense training and all the activity surrounding workouts and training can affect your body’s immune system which may make you more vulnerable to whatever “bug” is going around. Although researchers are still figuring out all the details, changes in immunity have been shown to...

Post-workout meals and snacks are essential if you’re working out every day. Make sure to eat something as soon as possible after workouts, because your snacks and meals provide the nutrients needed for muscle rebuilding and recovery. The sooner you start the building and recovery process the better. A recovery...

We’ve all been handed advice about food and its effects on the body, on how certain foods are good while others are pure evil. Here’s the scoop on six of my favorite nutrition myths. MYTH #1: There are good foods and bad foods. TRUTH: The only bad food is one you are allergic to, can’t tolerate, or just don’t...

Research shows that proper nutrition and hydration before competition can improve performance. Try these food and fluid recommendations to find out what works for you! Food • Eat a carbohydrate-rich meal with moderate protein 3 to 4 hours before competition. Examples would be scrambled eggs with oatmeal, peanut...

Dave Ellis, RD, CSCS, PBSCCS Advisory Board Member, Colorado Springs CO Dave Ellis is an accomplished Sports Dietitian and President of Sports Alliance, which provides consulting services to athletics and the food industry.  Dave has earned a reputation as a pioneer and leader in the field of applied sports nutrition...

Dave Ellis, RD, CSCS, PBSCCS Advisory Board Member, Colorado Springs CO Dave Ellis is an accomplished Sports Dietitian and President of Sports Alliance, which provides consulting services to athletics and the food industry.  Dave has earned a reputation as a pioneer and leader in the field of applied sports nutrition...

Dave Ellis, RD, CSCS, PBSCCS Advisory Board Member, Colorado Springs CO Dave Ellis is an accomplished Sports Dietitian and President of Sports Alliance, which provides consulting services to athletics and the food industry.  Dave has earned a reputation as a pioneer and leader in the field of applied sports nutrition...