Are sports drinks better than water? When it comes to working out, engaging in physical activity, or playing a sport, many athletes opt for a sports drink like Gatorade or Powerade rather than water to keep themselves hydrated. You may have seen the commercials for sports drinks, where a tired athlete is instantly rehydrated and… Continue reading Sports Drinks vs Water: Which Suits Your Hydration Needs Best?
We all know that genetics play an important role in health and performance. Genetics are also often used to explain differences we often see between people living in similar environments. They tend to be thought of as an uncontrollable factor, something we just need to live with. But, what if that wasn't the case? What… Continue reading Genetics, Nutrition, and Performance: What Every Athlete Should Know
Are you finally getting back to your regular fitness routine after a the long covid gym drought? Wondering how your diet should change after maybe being less-than-consistent with your nutrition over the past few months? Check out these top tips for nailing your nutrition by my guest blogger, Nutrition Student Presly Walker! There’s no doubt… Continue reading 5 Nutrition Tips for Athletes Heading Back to the Gym
Will caffeine help boost your athletic performance, or is it actually more likely to hinder it? When it comes to sport supplements, there are few products out there more heavily used, studied, or debated than caffeine. For caffeine fans, the market of caffeine-containing products is ever-expanding with something for just about everyone. This means athletes… Continue reading Caffeine and Athletic Performance 101
Why should you, an athlete, work with a sport dietitian? Well, most athletes would agree that nutrition is a key component of great athletic performance. We know that when we eat better we feel better, can train better, and therefore compete better. Despite knowing about the importance of nutrition, few athletes give their personal nutrition… Continue reading 5 Reasons Why Every Athlete Should Work With a Sport Dietitian
Will cutting carbs help you become the athlete you always wanted to be?
Athletes have a lot to juggle! Between practices, competitions, extra strength training, plus the work/school/family realities of life, it can be tough to balance it all. When it comes to nutrition for athletes, it can sometimes seem just as complicated. Calories, macros, supplements, meal timing, etc. It's a lot to think about and sometimes it… Continue reading Calories vs Carbs: What Really Matters When It Comes to Sport Nutrition?
Intermittent fasting (IF) has quickly become one of the most popular dietary trends of our modern age. I don't meet many new clients who haven't given IF a try, or are at least curious about it! But with all the supposed benefits we read about online, is it a worthwhile strategy for athletes? Will incorporating… Continue reading Could Intermittent Fasting Unlock Your Athletic Performance Potential?
If you're an athlete looking to optimize your performance, avoid these 3 nutrition missteps! As an athlete, I've made my fair share of fueling mistakes. I've under-fueled (hello, hitting the wall!), over-fueled (hello, running to the bathroom instead of on the track!), and just plain gotten it wrong. All of the athletes I work with… Continue reading Want to Perform Your Best? Don’t Make These 4 Fueling Mistakes!
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