GI issues while running- It's more common than you might think! Did you know an estimated 70% of runners have experienced GI issues or 'tummy troubles' while training or competing? 70-f******* percent! While 'runner's diarrhea' is generally thought to be the "worst" symptom to experience, GI symptoms during exercise can include nausea, vomiting, cramps, bloating,… Continue reading How to Stop GI Issues From Hurting Your Running
We all love a warm bowl of oatmeal in the fall and winter months. The problem is, oatmeal on it's own isn't all that high in protein. This can leave your post-workout meal a little lacking! Many oatmeal recipes use protein powder to try and bump up the protein content, with hit or miss results.… Continue reading Pumpkin Pie Protein Oatmeal
Don't let anyone suck the fun out of your fun size bars! It's that time of year again... The time of year where those charts that start floating around telling us how long we have to run in order to 'burn off' the calories in our Halloween treats. You know the ones. They're everywhere, often… Continue reading Why I’m Not Going To Tell You How Long to Run to Burn off the Calories in Your Halloween Candy
If there's one thing athlete's need to do, it's get enough fuel to perform their best. Here are 6 signs you might be underfueling for your sport, and what to do about it! 'Fuel' is a term you'll often see used when reading about performance nutrition. But what exactly does it mean and why can… Continue reading 6 Signs You Might Be Underfueling for Your Sport
In the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic, we've all had to learn a lot of new terminology. Things like 'flattening the curve', 'PPE', or 'ARDS'. But have you heard of the 'Quarantine-15?' In case you're wondering what the heck it's all about, the Quarantine-15 is a little play on words on the "Freshman-15", a joke… Continue reading The Quarantine 15? Should You be Concerned About Weight Gain During COVID-19?
"Should I be drinking protein shakes?" If there's one question I hear more than any other as a Dietitian, this has gotta be it. Protein supplements (shakes, powders, bars) are the most commonly used products on the market. I mean, everyone and their grandma has got protein powder in their kitchen! Today we're talking all… Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About Protein Shakes
In case you missed it! This morning I made an appearance (via skype of course) on Global News Winnipeg to talk about Nutrition Month, and how some of the key messages in this year's "More Than Food" theme are still relevant despite the huge changes most of us have encountered in our day to day… Continue reading Global News Segment: Getting Kids in The Kitchen
We’re all feeling a little....stressed right now. This COVID-19 outbreak is looming over every aspect of our daily lives, changing how we work, how we play, and even how we grocery shop. Anxiety levels are through the roof right now and some folks are more worried about staying healthy than they've ever been before. Of… Continue reading Immune-Boosting Superfoods? Can the right diet (or supplement) protect you from COVID-19?
When there's still some snow on the ground and the temperatures are hovering below zero, that summer race you signed up for may feel really far away. But race day will be here before you know it, and you want to be prepared! From your running gear to your nutrition to your training plan itself,… Continue reading New to Running? Your Guide to Getting Race-Ready
Ahh, New Year, New Me! After spending the last several weeks enjoying the holiday festivities (and all of the delicious treats it has to offer), it's no wonder that weight loss is one of the most common New Year's resolutions made year after year. Planning to eat a healthier diet, finally getting to those early… Continue reading New Year, New You? A Dietitian’s Tips for Getting it Right in 2020