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 think I meet many new clients these days who haven't given IF a try, or are at least curious about it! But with all the supposed benefits we read every day online, is it a worthwhile… 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. '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? Fuel describe the energy we get from the food we… Continue reading 6 Signs You Might Be Underfueling for Your Sport
Maybe you're ready for a little non-COVID19 content to read, or maybe you're a healthcare worker who really needs some convenient on the go nutrition options right now. Either way, I'm here for ya! "Should I be drinking protein shakes?" If there's one question I hear more than any other as a Dietitian, this has… Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About Protein Shakes
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
There's a new nutrition documentary making waves on the Netflix scene. Called The Game Changers, it's the personal story of James Wilks, former UFC fighter who began following a vegan diet in an attempt to recover faster from a serious injury he sustained during training. While learning more about the best diet that would help… Continue reading Should The Game Changers Change Your Sport Nutrition Game?
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 on. But what if we could take a bit of a shortcut? You know, like how we have an extra cup of… Continue reading Powdered Greens: 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