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Hydration is essential for athletes, and dehydration can occur at any time in any climate. Even the smallest amount of dehydration can negatively impact athletic performance. A method to determining how much fluid you need to drink during a workout is by measuring your sweat rate. Sweat rate is typically higher in men and in […]

BY Alex | April 1, 2018 | Sports Performance Nutrition

How-To Determine your Hydration Needs

how to determine hydration needs

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I have a story. It’s one I haven’t shared a lot. Only to close family and friends. It’s my story of infertility. Everyone’s life can look perfect from the outside, but the truth is that everyone is dealing with something. Everyone has their struggles. My struggle was becoming a mom. Everyone’s infertility story is different. […]

BY Alex | March 15, 2018 | Personal

My Infertility Story

infertility story

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Gastrointestinal (GI) problems are very common in endurance athletes. All you need to do is gather a group of long-distance athletes together and bring up the conversations of GI problems. Before long you’ll hear a selection of horror stories of planning training routes with bathrooms available, running with toilet paper, diving into the ditch to […]

BY Alex | March 12, 2018 | Sports Performance Nutrition

Code Brown! Exercise-Induced GI Distress

GI distress nutrition

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When I was pregnant I was determined to not waste my money on unnecessary baby things that I didn’t actually need. I hate clutter in my house and I knew that babies came with a lot of stuff. While I wasn’t exactly successful at this goal – as there’s a lot of baby stuff that […]

BY Alex | March 7, 2018 | Personal

Must-Have Items for First-Time Moms (and where to find them)

must have mom items

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Popular practice among athletes aiming to build muscle is to pump up their protein intake, with the misconception among gym circles is that “more is better”. Our bodies can eat a lot of protein, digest it and absorb it, but it doesn’t mean it’s all going to build muscle.   Most athletes exceed their recommendations […]

BY Alex | March 6, 2018 | Sports Performance Nutrition

Building Muscle – How much protein do you really need?

building muscle protein needs

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I’m a straight shooter. I tell it how it is. As a dietitian and a recreational athlete, these are the things that I wish that every athlete knew and understood in relation to fueling their body for peak athletic performance. There is no “one-size fits all” fueling plan for athletes. It would be so convenient […]

BY Alex | February 23, 2018 | Sports Performance Nutrition

Three Things That Every Athlete Needs to Know

what athletes needs to know

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I’ve got nine years and 25 triathlons of experience under my belt. I’ve tried many different methods, clothing and techniques over the years. I’ve collected my best tips and created a detailed guide to help you prepare for your next triathlon. Ultimately you will need to do what works best for you, and regardless I’m […]

BY Alex | February 22, 2018 | Personal

What You Need to Know Before Completing your First Triathlon

completing your first triathlon

Athlete Eating Guide

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