How to Meal Prep Breakfast for Busy Mornings

If you're like me, your mornings are busy and there's never enough time! Cooking a gourmet breakfast is out of the question and sometimes even eating is too! But like mom always said, "breakfast is the most important meal...

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How to Prevent Your Gut From Derailing Your Training

  Tis the season for an unhappy gut! Traveling, antibiotics, dining out and intense training are all triggers for GI issues. These “issues” may include stomach pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea, constipation or a combination of each…whew! What’s worse, the disruption...

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How to Meal Plan for the Week

Creating a meal plan for the week is one of those things that will save you time, money and the frustration of not seeing progress when it comes to your health and performance. I remember as a child watching...

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How to Mindfully Eat Your Way Through the Holidays

Let's face it, the holidays are when most people tend to blow it when it comes to their diet. I've heard people say they literally dread the holidays for this reason....there's so much they can't eat. This simply is...

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Does Alcohol Affect Sports Performance? A scientific review

Alcohol and performance- does one have an effect on the other? That is the question! Let's think about the races that involve drinking a beer after or even during! Lots of running and other athletic groups also get together...

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Vacationing: The Healthy(er) Approach, Nutrition Edition

Figuring out exactly how I was going to write this blog was quite the challenge, to say the least.  The day before I left for my epic Philly/NYC vacation (which was absolutely fantastic, by the way), I had made...

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Recipe of the Month: Grilled Pineapple with Cinnamon

When my best friend from Tallahassee (I prefer to call it Tallanasty since I grew up a Florida Gator) visited me here in Columbia, we made these big plans to treat ourselves out to eat on our last night...

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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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Recipe of the Month: Roasted Kielbasa & Vegetables

I saw this picture the other day and it cracked me up.  While this picture undoubtedly applies to moms, I think it can apply to everyone. In January, I was cooking oven roasted chicken thighs with a light mushroom cream...

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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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