Training Low: A Scientific Approach to Low-Carb Diets in Endurance Athletes

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...

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What makes a trainer a good trainer?

For the last few years I have had the pleasure of talking to, meeting and working with trainers from many different places. Every single trainer I have met seems to have some personal style and opinion that shows in...

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Trail Fuel: What to pack for backpacking

Trail Fuel: What to pack for backpacking Did you know that a full day of backpacking can translate to your body burning upwards of 3,000-4,000 calories a day? Most backpackers out on the trails tend to under fuel in attempt...

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Are All Calories Created Equal

The answer is unfortunately, no.  I frequently get asked the question: “Is weight loss just simply calories in vs. calories out?” or “What is more important, what you eat or how much you eat?” To answer the first question,...

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Do I Need A Protein Shake Following A Workout?

Sigh, if I had a dollar for every time I was asked this question, I might be a millionaire by now! This is one of the top questions I get asked most frequently, and for a good reason! Every...

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