Health

Should I Track My Macros

Should I Track My Macros?

Tis the season for New Year’s resolutions of losing weight, getting toned, and building muscle. But is it a good idea to rely on an app for that? Calorie-counting trackers or macro-counting apps are everywhere now, and if used as a tool for a period of time and within reason, can certainly guide you to […]

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What I would tell my younger self - Kristen Ziesmer, Sports Dietitian

What I Would Tell My Younger Self

Imagine sitting your younger self down for a talk… knowing what you know now, what would you say? I would elaborate on two very important topics, which I share here. March is National Nutrition Month and this year’s theme is “Fuel for the Future”, and eating with sustainability in mind to nourish ourselves and protect

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Kristen Ziesmer, Sports Dietitian - How to Spend Less Time in the Kitchen with an Active Family

How to Spend Less Time in the Kitchen with an Active Family

Does it feel like your ‘side hustle’ is constantly making meals in the kitchen? It’s a question I hear from parents ALL THE TIME… “How do I feed nutritious food to my family that’s always on the go?” The pain is real for parents of active kids and young athletes who are constantly hungry. Having

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Kristen Ziesmer, Sports Dietitian - How to Improve Gut Health for Cold and Flu Season

How to Improve Gut Health for Cold and Flu Season

Looking for ways to boost your immune system during cold and flu season? Tip: 70% of your immune system is in your gut! The wise saying “you are what you eat” is testimony to the importance of our digestive tract, and there is plenty of information available to learn about the amazing role our guts

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What your young athlete should eat after a late night practice or game

What Your Young Athlete Should Eat After a Late Night Practice or Game

It’s 9:00pm and your young athlete is starving after their practice or game. What do you feed them? You don’t want them going to bed on an uncomfortably full stomach, but not an empty one either. It’s important to feed them after a long evening of competition, to support training adaptation. By not feeding them,

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How to Prevent Age-related Muscle Loss

How to Prevent Age-Related Muscle Loss

Are you over the age of 30? Great things come with age, but when it comes to maintaining your muscles, you need to up your game to avoid age-related muscle loss. Sarcopenia is muscle loss that occurs with aging and/or immobility, and sadly after 30, we start to lose muscle mass by 3% to 5%

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Hydration Needs for Young Athletes

Hydration Needs for Young Athletes

Parents listen up! Every summer I work with young athletes to help them understand their hydration needs, and to establish a hydration protocol for parents to help their athlete implement. It’s a “hot” topic every summer (pun intended!), because it’s such a critical component of their health and performance, and the consequences of dehydration are

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Kristen Ziesmer, Sports Dietitian -Lets Talk About Female Athlete Triad

Let’s Talk About Female Athlete Triad

In this video, I talk about something that’s been on my mind lately; Female athlete triad syndrome. I work a lot with athletes and active individuals to help them fuel their body for better health and performance. I often get calls from parents who are concerned about their teen athlete, because they’re working out and

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