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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Magnesium: The Lost Performance Booster

For how little the mineral magnesium is discussed, you might think it’s not that important to our health. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth, especially when it comes to athletic performance. Once you start to understand the important...

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Conquering Your Candy Cravings

Well, it’s hard to believe we have reached yet another Halloween. Either way, it’s here and I can’t tell what’s scarier: those clowns that have been lurking about in the streets or the candy that will be lurking about...

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Recipe of the Month: Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup

In the fall, when the schedule is as hectic as ever, there is nothing I love more than coming home to a meal that is already cooked for me. Using a slow cooker is a life-saver, not to mention...

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Tell Me More: Coconut Oil

What’s all the hype about coconut oil? Why are people all of a sudden cooking with coconut oil? Isn’t it high in saturated fat? Doesn’t saturated fat cause heart disease? These are all great questions! I’m hoping to answer...

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Alcohol Guide During The Holiday Season

What are the best and the worst alcoholic drinks when watching our weight? First the obvious: Alcohol is not a weight-loss aid. The more alcohol you drink, the more weight loss may slow down, as the body burns the...

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