Do I Really Need a Pre-Workout Snack?

“Do I really need a pre-workout snack? I usually don’t eat anything before a workout or training session, especially a quick 5 miler or when it’s early in the morning.” I get this question and response a lot. Many athletes...

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5 Things Every Sports Nutrition Plan Must Include

Are you neglecting your sports nutrition plan? 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...

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The Key to Off Season Fueling

Looking for tips for staying healthy and proper fueling during the off season? With the grind of the competition season behind you, now is the perfect time to focus on your eating habits and make changes to your body composition...

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Lightened-Up Thanksgiving: Crockpot Edition

Looking for easy Crockpot recipe ideas for Thanksgiving this year? 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...

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Magnesium: The Lost Performance Booster

Discover why magnesium is a key mineral to boost your performance, and benefit your overall health. For how little the mineral magnesium is discussed, you might think it’s not that important to your health. However, that couldn’t be further from...

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Recipe of the Month: Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup

You'll love this delicious recipe for butternut squash soup. It's super easy with a slow cooker. 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...

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Why Coconut Oil Should Be In Your Diet

Do you know the benefits of coconut oil? Learn why it should be in your diet. What’s all the hype about coconut oil? Why are people cooking with it? Isn’t it high in saturated fat? Doesn’t saturated fat cause heart disease? These...

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Alcohol Guide During the Holiday Season

There's more alcohol around during the holiday season, which isn't great for your waist line. This alcohol guide will help you navigate your way through January to choose your drinks wisely. What are the best and the worst alcoholic drinks when...

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Tailgate Makeover: Recipe Makeovers for a Healthier Tailgate!

  Ahhh…fall, my favorite season! Cool, crisp air, delicious apples and pumpkins abound and let’s not forget Saturday college football!! Sounds wonderful, right? Except when weekly tailgate events happen and everything it brings with it (fried foods, no fruits or veggies in...

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Staying Motivated When Motivation is Low

Staying motivated can be difficult, especially if you are motivating yourself. Here's 5 things you can do to stay motivated, to help boost your performance when motivation is low. It’s easy to talk yourself into a day off here, cookie there,...

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