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The Larson household loves these! Including my semi-picky husband (he’s come a long way with food since we’ve met). Yields: About 20-24 bites Ingredients: 1 cup rolled or quick oats ½ cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips ½ cup ground flaxseed ½ cup nut butter ⅓ cup honey 1 teaspoon vanilla extract  1/4 cup chopped dried […]

BY Alex | August 16, 2021 | Sports Performance Nutrition

RECIPE: No-Bake Protein Energy Bites

protein energy bites

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Endurance running is one of those sports that can have very particular nutrition needs. To get the best out of your body in performance, I’ve got three key tips for running nutrition to help you cross the finish line successfully.  Train Your Gut Science says that endurance athletes may need to ingest up to 90 […]

BY Alex | August 24, 2020 | Sports Performance Nutrition

Three Key Nutrition Tips for Endurance Running

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As a former supermarket dietitian, I always cringed a bit when people took the saying “only shop the perimeter of the grocery store” literally. Yes, the perimeter of the grocery store is where you will buy most of your fresh, whole foods such as produce, meats and dairy. Those items should definitely take up a […]

BY Alex | June 18, 2020 | Sports Performance Nutrition

Five Foods to Choose from Center Aisles of Supermarket

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Being a new mom and an athlete is not an easy feat. It takes epic time management and planning to fit both roles during the day, and if you’re breastfeeding you gotta be on your nutrition A-game (and sleep) in order to have enough energy for both.  While there are no official nutrition recommendations for […]

BY Alex | June 17, 2020 | Sports Performance Nutrition

Three Nutrition Tips for the Breastfeeding Athlete Moms

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Weight does not define the health of a person. No matter the body type and size, there are many factors that play into being healthy or unhealthy.  As an athlete, I do think it’s important to understand and acknowledge your body type, how it plays a role in your sport and being proud of the […]

BY Alex | June 15, 2020 | Sports Performance Nutrition

What body type are you?

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You’d think that with the amount of time and sweat equity you’re putting into your workouts and training that you’d maintain or lose weight easily, but you’re finding the opposite is actually happening. As the number on the scale climbs higher and higher, so does your frustration. It actually can be pretty commonly among athletes training […]

BY Alex | June 8, 2020 | Sports Performance Nutrition

Weight Gain During Heavy Endurance Training

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As a mom and a triathlete I fully understand the challenge of keeping your cupboards stocked with sports nutrition products – gels, goo, energy bites and waffles – in addition to your kids’ snacks. Recently I was on the phone with a runner – a dad of two young kids – who got me thinking […]

BY Alex | April 1, 2019 | Sports Performance Nutrition

10 pre-packaged kid snacks for athlete parents to use in a pinch

Sports nutrition snacks parent athlete

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You may hear me mention calories and macros, but lately I’ve felt the need to have a deeper discussion about them and how they can play a role in your athlete diet. First of all, let’s talk about what calories and macros are and how they work in the body. A calorie is essentially a […]

BY Alex | March 21, 2019 | Sports Performance Nutrition

What You Need to Know About Calories and Macros

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Whether it’s a casual athlete or a competitive athlete, most understand that nutrition can provide a winning edge in athletic performance. Nutrition can also be that missing link that allows athletes to finally perform at the level that they’ve been working so hard in their training for. Today is your day to start eating specifically […]

BY Alex | January 11, 2019 | Sports Performance Nutrition

reasons why athletes procrastinate in hiring a dietitian

hiring a dietitian

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The varieties of energy/protein bars on the store shelves these days is overwhelming. There seems to be an option for every personal dietary need – low carb, caffeinated, high fiber, gluten-free, kosher, organic, raw, vegan, minimal ingredients – and in every possible flavor under the sun. How the heck do you go about picking the […]

BY Alex | January 5, 2019 | Sports Performance Nutrition

choosing an energy bar: what you should know

healthy energy protein bars

Athlete Eating Guide

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