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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Recipe of the Month: Banana-Nut Cookies

Confession time. I am a soon-to-be Bachelor of Exercise Science as well as an aspiring registered dietitian. So, naturally, I do my best to eat right and stay fit. That being said, I LOVE SUGAR!! Like absolutely adore it,...

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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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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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