Healthy Eating

Creating a Healthier Environment to Support Your Goals

Creating a Healthier Environment to Support Your Goals

Want to lose weight and eat healthier? It starts in your home environment. In this video, I demonstrate practical tips for establishing healthier habits in your home and kitchen to set yourself up for success. In my other video, Should I Track My Macros? I talked about focusing on things you can eat rather than […]

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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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Why Your Young Athlete Isn’t Gaining Weight

Why Your Young Athlete Isn’t Gaining Weight

Think losing weight is hard? Teen athletes often have a harder time gaining weight! This is a frequent issue I help parents with. It’s usually a concern that their young athlete is losing too much weight, not being noticed by College recruiters, not performing competitively enough, or just not being as healthy and robust as

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How to Bulk Up Your Young Athletes Meals to Add Muscle

How to Bulk Up Your Young Athlete’s Meals to Add Muscle

Can food alone help your teen athlete build muscle, without a ton of expensive and questionable supplements? Learn how to add muscle with these easy meal-bulking examples I reveal in this video. How to build muscle is a common question from parents of teen athletes that I work with, and my answer is… food first,

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Easy swaps to save money on your grocery bill

Easy Swaps to Save Money on Your Grocery Bill

Who wants to save money on groceries, while feeding your family healthy meals? It’s surprisingly easy with a few swaps. Reducing your grocery bill is a major concern lately, and everyone is noticing that food has become expensive. If you’ve followed my blog, you know I love food and meal-prep hacks that save time, money,

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How to Help an Athlete Who is a Picky Eater

How to Help an Athlete Who is a Picky Eater

What do you do for fueling your young athlete who’s not easy to feed? In this video, I share what works in my household, and some tips to help break through picky-eating habits. Athletes of every age require more fuel and calories so they can perform in their sport and maintain energy and muscle mass.

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How to Pack a Cooler for an Away Game or Competition

How to Pack a Cooler for an Away Game or Competition

Here’s a question for parents: are you packing the cooler with the right fuel to support your young athlete’s performance? In this video, I unpack the essentials you should pack for away games and competitions. If you’re tired of relying on what snacks the team is providing, or end up grabbing a bag of chips

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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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