Curious about running and your hormones?
You’ve probably heard by now that hormones are responsible for regulating all of the processes that occur within our bodies. That includes regulating when we’re hungry, how well we sleep, and where we’re more likely to store fat. Since hormones regulate everything that we do, there is lots of potential for things to go wrong! The truth is, we’ve all probably suffered from some degree of hormone imbalance over the course of our lives. This blog will focus on the major hormones that regulate our appetite, body composition, and ability to recover from exercise. You will learn their function, signs of imbalance, and what you can do to help support balanced hormones, naturally!
Do you ever wonder if you’re eating the right foods to maximize the benefits from your workout sessions? If you struggle with nagging injuries, constant fatigue, or find it difficult to put on muscle, there may be ways you can improve your diet. This article will outline fueling strategies you can utilize to optimize exercise performance and recovery.
We’re at the start of a new year, which means it’s the most popular time of year for setting health and fitness goals. And, with today’s technology there is no shortage of options for people wanting to take a closer look at their nutrition habits.
Nutrition trends I hope we can forget in 2021!
Welcome once again folks to my annual year-end wrap up!
GI issues while running- 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?
While ‘runner’s diarrhea’ is generally thought to be the “worst” symptom to experience, GI symptoms during exercise can include nausea, vomiting, cramps, bloating, or burping. For some of us symptoms are relatively minor, or only occur if we know we messed up (like if I were to say, eat a cheeseburger and fries before heading out for a run!). For other runners, GI symptoms can be mysterious, frustrating, and debilitating. They can also affect runners at all levels, from newbies to elites. So, if you struggle with GI issues during running, you’re not alone!
In this article I’m breaking down the various causes of GI distress while running, from top right to er, bottom. I’ll also be sharing my tips and strategies on how to train your gut to avoid these annoying and performance killing symptoms!
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. The texture and flavor of some protein powders can turn your favorite breakfast into something you sorta have to choke down. But, no more!
Don’t let anyone suck the fun out of your fun size bars!
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 “underfueling” be such a problem for athletes?
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 made about the common experience of weight gain in someone’s first year of University or College. In this case, the ‘Quarantine-15’ is referring to weight gain while self-isolating at home, whether it’s from all that homemade baking, or the fact that almost all of our physical activities are on hold. And some people are pissed about it.
“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 about protein supplements in general, and who they might be right for. And, I also taste tested some different store-bought protein shakes to find one which one is the best. So if you are in the market for a little extra protein in your day, I’ve got you covered!