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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Recipe of the Month: Gluten-Free Veggie Quiche

Picture this: it's another crazy weekday morning.  After snoozing your alarm three times, you roll out of bed and embark on yet another attempt to make yourself look semi-presentable , even though you are absolutely exhausted and are already...

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Anti-Inflammatory Foods: Reduce Your Muscle Soreness!

What is Inflammation? Whether you are an athlete or an avid exerciser, there is a really good chance you know what soreness is (unless you are some sort of freak-of-nature... if that is the case, I envy you!).  A common...

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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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Recipe of the Month: Olive Oil Granola

A few years back at my bridal shower, one of the activities my maid of honor planned was to have everyone at the shower write out their favorite recipe for me. One of my friends and old roommate gave...

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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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5 Things Every Sports Nutrition Plan Must Include

I hear it all the time, “I ate a big pasta dinner before my race/game but I’m not sure why I’m not performing any better!” Tisk, tisk, tisk, you fell into the trap of neglecting your sports nutrition plan....

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The Key to Off Season Fueling

With the grind of the season behind you, now is the perfect time to focus on your eating habits and make changes to your body composition based on your performance goals. You can do this by picking a couple...

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Is Your Diet Making You Fat?!

Okay, maybe the title is a bit extreme, but it is a humbling question that I believe all those suffering from weight gain or the dreaded weight-loss-plateau should ask themselves. Your diet may not be making you fat, but,...

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Lightened-Up Thanksgiving: Crockpot Edition

Perhaps my favorite culinary weapon is the crockpot. You throw a bunch of food in there, plug it in, and go about your day. Then, you come home to a house that smells absolutely incredible and a warm, comforting...

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