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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

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For some athletes that say they’ve “taken their diet to the next level,” this means that they’ve cut out all sugar, or they are “eating clean” with no processed foods, or no desserts. It’s great to make changes towards eating more quality, nutritious foods, but going to the extreme with your food policy sometimes create […]

BY Alex | December 27, 2018 | Sports Performance Nutrition

take your diet to the next level

take your diet to the next level

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As a triathlete, my biggest nutrition challenge is making that transition to the off-season. The year I trained for Ironman Wisconsin, that 140.6 mile race was the last of my season and when I was all finished up it was hard to adjust back to a normal diet. I had spent the past 9+ months […]

BY Alex | December 22, 2018 | Sports Performance Nutrition

what you should know about eating in the off-season

off season fueling

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As you’ve likely read, my sport of choice is triathlon. Since 2009, I’ve done about 25 races, ranging from sprints all the way up to the full 140.6-mile Ironman. What I really love about the sport is the diverse range of ages in athletes you see out on the course. There are athletes in their […]

BY Alex | October 11, 2018 | Sports Performance Nutrition

Fueling Aging Athletes

fueling aging athletes

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Welcome back to part 2 (of 2) of my unexpected, crazy-ass birth story. If you’ve read part 1, you know that I was admitted to the hospital with very high blood pressure and earned myself a ticket to be induced at 36 weeks and 3 days. Now as the induced labor progresses my memory of […]

BY Alex | August 8, 2018 | Personal

my unexpected birth story – part 2

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I’ve been going back and forth for months about whether to share my pregnancy/birth story with the world. I always thought it was a little weird to share as it’s so personal and can easily become a too-much-information situation. That being said, I had a very scary and unexpected situation giving birth to my little […]

BY Alex | August 8, 2018 | Personal

my unexpected birth story – part 1

birth story HELLP

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Merriam-Webster defines an athlete as “a person who is trained or skilled in exercises, sports, or games requiring physical strength, agility or stamina.” There there’s Bill Bowerman, co-founder of Nike. In high school, if you were involved with a team sport you were dubbed an “athlete”. While the rest were just PE students. The adult […]

BY Alex | July 16, 2018 | Sports Performance Nutrition

Defining an Athlete

defining an athlete

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Like a lot of women, while pregnant I suffered from morning sickness (aka all-freakin-day sickness). From six weeks to twelve weeks pregnant I was in a constant state of nausea and simply felt like crap. The worst was the lack of appetite, and having to force myself to eat. I typically did feel better when […]

BY Alex | July 6, 2018 | Personal

My Cure for Morning Sickness (well, temporarily at least)

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