Protein, along with carbohydrates and fats, is considered one of the most necessary nutrients to the body. It is essential for so many processes in the body, including growth, muscle and cell repair, chemical reactions, protection and muscle contraction. Protein also acts as transport carriers throughout the body for things like vitamins, minerals, and oxygen. […]

PROTEIN, Sports Nutrition

July 16, 2024

Can a High Protein Diet Cause Constipation?

Did you know that the average adult body is 60% water? Maintaining water balance in the body by properly hydrating is important for normal body functioning and also exercise and performance. Before we get into the role adequate hydration plays in exercise performance let’s review some quick terminology you will see in this blog. You […]

HYDRATION, Sports Nutrition

July 1, 2024

Why Hydration is Important and Summer Hydration Tips

Do you ever feel stressed when you think about planning meals for your family? It gets even more hectic when you try to track calories and macros. Balancing nutritional needs for young athletes, yourself, and the rest of the family isn’t easy either. Throw in meal prep for teenage athletes, and it makes it even […]


June 3, 2024

How to Plan Family Meals Without Counting Calories or Macros

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As a pasta lover, it may be hard to decide on a “healthier” choice without sacrificing flavor. Wheat pasta was praised for being the healthiest option for a long time, but that’s where a new contender comes in chickpea pasta. But is chickpea pasta healthier than wheat pasta? Let’s compare the two to see. Key […]


May 20, 2024

Is Chickpea Pasta Healthier Than Wheat Pasta?

Have you ever scrolled through social media, feeling bombarded by perfect bodies and diet ads? It’s overwhelming, and the truth is this diet culture affects our mental health.  We’re surrounded by ideals that push thinness and similar beauty standards. This constant exposure causes feelings of shame, low self-esteem and, in some cases, eating disorders. From […]

Health at Every Size, Non-Diet Nutrition, Women's Health

May 6, 2024

How Does Diet Culture Affect Mental Health?

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In this article, we dive deep into the idea that healthy eating can go too far and in some ways, can develop into an eating disorder in itself.

ACTIVE WOMEN & FEMALE ATHLETES, Eating Disorders, Non-Diet Nutrition, REDS, DISORDERED EATING & EDS, RUNNERS, Uncategorized, Women's Health

April 22, 2024

Is Being Obsessed With Healthy Eating an Eating Disorder?

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Find the true meaning of health and well-being through the revolutionary concept of Health at Every Size (HAES).  I am excited to share with you the principles and benefits of this empowering movement that challenges conventional norms about body size and weight.  Let’s learn what the Health at Every Size movement is, explore its five […]

Eating Disorders, Health at Every Size, Non-Diet Nutrition

March 18, 2024

What is Health at Every Size? Explaining My Non-Diet Approach

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The world of sports is often associated with health, discipline, and peak physical performance. However, beneath the surface, athletes are not immune to eating disorders.  In this blog, we’ll explore the surprising answer to how common eating disorders are in athletes, examine the reasons behind their vulnerability, and discuss the importance of preventive measures. How […]

Eating Disorders, Sports Nutrition

March 11, 2024

How Common Are Eating Disorders in Athletes?

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Yes, exercise can cause diarrhea.  Exercise has a long list of health benefits, from boosting mood to improving cardiovascular health to strength training for an athlete.  However, one aspect of physical activity that’s not often discussed but can affect many individuals is diarrhea. Yes, you read it right –studies suggest that 30–50 % of athletes […]

Sports Nutrition

March 4, 2024

Can Exercise Cause Diarrhea?

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Rest days are underestimated in the fitness world, and what to eat on rest days is a common concern. While viewing them as an excuse to indulge or skip meals is tempting, proper nutrition on rest days is key for muscle recovery and overall performance.  What you eat on your days off can significantly impact […]

Non-Diet Nutrition, Recipes & Meal Planning, Sports Nutrition

February 19, 2024

What to Eat on Rest Days

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