Should The Game Changers change your sport nutrition game? There's a new nutrition documentary making waves on the Netflix scene. Called The Game Changers, it's the personal story of James Wilks, a former UFC fighter. He began following a vegan diet in an attempt to recover faster from a serious injury he sustained during training.… Continue reading Should The Game Changers Change Your Sport Nutrition Game?
Some people just love taking all the fun out of 'fun size'... Ya know what I can't stand? Those stupid charts that start floating around this time of year telling us how long we have to torture ourselves at the gym in order to pay for our sins of eating some Halloween candy. They're everywhere,… Continue reading Why I’m Not Going To Tell You The Amount of Time You Have To Run To ‘Burn Off’ That Fun Size Snickers
Are powdered greens a super food, or just a super scam? Check out my thoughts in this review! A good-health safety net? We can probably all agree that there's no single magic pill for good health. We need to eat our fruits and vegetables, get enough sleep, remember to exercise, stay hydrated, the list goes… Continue reading Powdered Greens Review: Super Food or Super Scam?
Did your fitness routine kinda fall off the wagon over the summer? Getting back into the habit of regular workouts this fall? Wondering if you might benefit from a little "boost" to get those results fast? A little while ago (ok- quite awhile ago...sorry guys!) I put a call out on my Instagram story (@steph.the.sport.dietitian)… Continue reading Do Your Workouts Need a Boost? The ‘Scoop’ on Pre-workout Supplements
In case you haven't heard, Weight Watchers (now going by simply 'WW') has launched a brand-new food tracking app called Kurbo. What's new with this new app? It's actually for your kids. That's right Kurbo, the food-tracking app from WW was created for children and teens from ages 8-17. It uses a traffic light system… Continue reading What One Dietitian Thinks of Kurbo, Weight Watcher’s New Weight Loss App for Kids
If you're a Beyonce fan, you've probably already seen her Netflix documentary titled Homecoming which follows her preparation for her massive 2018 Coachella performance. I know I did! If you're a nutrition buff, you may also have raised an eyebrow early in the show when Bey talks about her diet leading up to the concert.… Continue reading Beyonce’s Coachella Diet is Now for Sale. Should You Try It?
Last week I had the pleasure of being invited to share my thoughts on the Beyond Meat Burger with CBC News and CBC Radio. A few months ago I had written an article about the Beyond Meat Burger when it was released here in Canada at A&W Restaurants. In that article I compared the nutrition… Continue reading Is the Beyond Meat Burger Beyond Healthy? (part 2)
A few weeks ago I came across a company selling a drink mix that you take while you're fasting to help maintain normal electrolyte balance and obtain essential vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. I laughed out loud because obviously everyone knows that fasting means you're consuming nothing...right? I even went so far as to call… Continue reading Food While Fasting? Can The Right Diet Give You All The Benefits of Fasting Without Going Hungry?
By this point in your training journey, you've probably ran...a lot. You've also probably eaten... a lot. You might wonder though what should change, if anything about your nutrition plan in the days leading up to your big event. I recently did a segment for Global News Winnipeg about Sport Nutrition for the upcoming Manitoba… Continue reading A Sport Dietitian’s Last Minute Tips For Prepping for Race Day Like a Boss
Can your diet be TOO healthy? Can striving for perfection with your eating actually cause more harm than good? I know, it sounds a little crazy, but do you think it's possible? Do you think that sometimes we can take healthy eating a little TOO seriously? That our dedication to our perfectly planned, macro-calculated, low… Continue reading Is Your Healthy Diet A Little Too Healthy?