As an active woman or as an athlete have you ever wondered if you should be keeping an eye on certain vitamins, minerals, or hormones in your bloodwork more closely than your non-active counterparts? The answer is yes! Iron, vitamin D, cortisol, vitamin B12, and a hormone panel are all helpful blood markers to monitor […]

Sports Nutrition, Women's Health

October 2, 2023

Important Bloodwork for Active Women and Athletes

Bone health is not just an important topic for athletes, but is important for everyone. However, certain groups like female athletes and active individuals are at higher risk for bone health diseases and injuries related to nutrition. Did you know that bone formation begins before you are even born and continues until your mid to […]

Sports Nutrition, Women's Health

September 27, 2023

Nutrition for Optimal Bone Health

Have you ever ignored a missing or irregular period thinking it was a normal part of training for a sport as a female athlete? Have you ever considered a missing period when training as a badge of honor that you are training hard? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are not […]

Eating Disorders, Sports Nutrition, Uncategorized

September 4, 2023

Losing Your Period as an Athlete

Many of you have likely heard of disordered eating but, have you heard of RED-S? Disordered eating is an eating pattern that restricts or limits intake of overall energy or certain foods types/categories. When disordered eating is severe an athlete can be in a state of low energy availability which can lead them to the […]

Sports Nutrition

August 1, 2023

Is it RED-S or Disordered Eating?

What are micronutrients and why are they so important? You likely have heard a lot about macronutrients (carbohydrates, protein, and fat) and the roles they play in exercise and performance. However, you may not have heard about micronutrients and the important role they play in health, exercise, and performance. Let’s get into it. What are […]

Sports Nutrition

July 10, 2023

Do Athletes Need More Micronutrients?

Amongst the active population it is often more likely to be under-fueling than over-fueling. As an athlete or active individual have you ever stopped and asked yourself “Am I eating enough?” It can be difficult to decide if you are eating enough when all you see are diets and cleanses on your social media feeds. […]

Sports Nutrition

July 3, 2023

Signs and Symptoms of Under-Fueling

In the world of sport, weight tends to carry a LOT of weight in determining ability and performance. Some coaches, parents, and athletes use body weight as a metric of fitness. However, as we discussed in this blog post HERE, fitness doesn’t really have anything to do with body shape or size. Why is weight […]

Eating Disorders, Non-Diet Nutrition, Sports Nutrition

June 28, 2023

Why Athletes Shouldn’t Focus on Weight

Do you have light, short, or missing menstrual periods? Although an “easier” or missing period may sound nice, abnormal periods are just that…not normal. As we always say, our bodies are extremely smart. When something isn’t quite right, our bodies will let us know one way or another. For women, our periods can be a […]

Eating Disorders, Non-Diet Nutrition, Sports Nutrition, Uncategorized, Women's Health

February 6, 2023

Why Your Periods Are Abnormal

Do you feel like you are doing everything right but are still not making any gains from your workouts? Maybe you are training consistently, are pushing yourself in the gym, are prioritizing rest days, and feel like your diet is pretty healthy. However, you are not feeling any improvements in your strength or energy, and […]

Non-Diet Nutrition, Sports Nutrition, Uncategorized

January 30, 2023

Why You’re Not Seeing Gains from Your Workouts

If something isn’t quite right with our diet or eating habits, our bodies will eventually let us know. The way and how much you eat directly impacts how your body functions. Food is essential for fueling every process in your body from blinking to keeping your heart beating. Thus, it makes sense that a diet […]

Eating Disorders, Non-Diet Nutrition, Sports Nutrition, Uncategorized, Women's Health

January 16, 2023

Signs Your Eating Habits Need to Change