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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...