Becoming More Than Just a Number: My Journey with an Eating Disorder

I have been playing sports since the age of four; being an athlete has always taken up a large portion of my identity.  I remember growing up wanting to be a professional soccer player like Mia Hamm.  In my room,...

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Training Low: A Scientific Approach to Low-Carb Diets in Endurance Athletes

Because I am a woman of my word, today I write to you (on a much more scientific level) about the effects of low-carbohydrate diets in athletes.  You know from last week's several paragraph rant that the high-fat/low-carb diet...

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Training Low: My Experience as an Endurance Athlete on a Low-Carb Diet

As an endurance athlete and Exercise Science major, I started hearing quite a bit about this high-fat, low-carb diet within the past few years.  The theory behind it is strong: eat as little carbs as possible (less than 50 grams...

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Building the Perfect Protein Shake

We've all seen those big dudes at the gym walking around like the Incredible Hulk, poking their chests out, and staring at themselves in the mirror.  While some of them drive me absolutely insane (Can you please stop admiring...

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Food First, Supplements Second: Why Supplements Should Not be Your Primary Go-To

Well, whether we are ready to accept it or not, it’s beach season! With bathing suit weather upon us, it’s time to pull out our razors, tan our pale skin, and burn off all those Christmas cookies that have...

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The Endurance Athlete’s Guide to Fueling Early in the Season

You have your race calendar all mapped out with you’re A race and all the little ones that will be part of your training schedule. You have all your gear, your training plan is set, and you’re beyond ready...

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Perform Like a Pro: Power Boosting Leg and Core Workout

ATTENTION: IF YOU ARE AN ENDURANCE ATHLETE THIS IS A MUST READ!!! Bikers, swimmers, and runners… that means you! When I first started competitive running six years ago, I thought the key to success was pounding the pavement for miles and...

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Do I Really Need A Post-Workout Snack?

So you want to know if you really need a post-workout snack? My answer is exactly the same as it is to if you were asking about a pre-workout snack…YES! (If you want to read more on pre-workout snacks,...

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Recipe of the Month: Salmon with Quinoa Salad

It’s the dead of winter, yet the weather makes it feel like its springtime! Today’s forecast calls for 75 degrees, bright and sunny, and that makes this recipe so perfect- it’s hearty yet light with cool, crisp flavors. Salmon...

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Do I Really Need A Pre-Workout Snack?

“Do I really need a pre-workout snack? I usually don’t eat anything before a workout or training session, especially a quick 5 miler or when it’s early in the morning.” I get this question and response a lot. Many...

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