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Meal planning as an endurance athlete is not always easy, especially when you’re busy and constantly on the go. To help with this I have compiled some of my best meal prep advice into this ultimate guide to athlete meal prep. This includes an introduction to what meal prep is, common meal prep mistakes, and […]

BY Alex | November 26, 2022 | Sports Performance Nutrition

The Ultimate Guide to Athlete Meal Prep

The Ultimate Guide to Athlete Meal Prep

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Triathlon is a sport that’s all about the gear (and the nutrition). Which is why I’ve put together this list of triathlete gift ideas to help you with your shopping, or inspiration to treat yourself to some new tri gear! And, make sure you also head to my best runner gift ideas for the holidays […]

BY Alex | November 23, 2022 | Sports Performance Nutrition

best triathlete gift ideas for the holidays

holiday gift ideas for triathletes

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Congratulations, the relentless work has been done and you finally made it to race day! You whizzed through your training cycle well-fueled after polishing up on what to eat when training for a marathon. And, now that elusive start line is here! But, what about marathon nutrition for race day itself? While the notion of […]

BY Alex | November 9, 2022 | Sports Performance Nutrition

marathon nutrition: fuel your body best on race day

marathon nutrition

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Stop fearing holiday foods, and instead take full advantage use the festive treats to fuel your holiday workouts. At your next holiday party, don’t hesitate to fill your pockets with an extra Christmas cookie or two to fuel your next workout. Needing gift ideas for yourself or a fellow athlete? Check out my holiday gift […]

BY Alex | November 9, 2022 | Sports Performance Nutrition

Delicious Ways To Fuel Your Holiday Workouts

holiday fueling ideas

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Struggling to find gifts for your runner? This gift guide has you covered with a wide variety of the best runner gift ideas for any budget. As a long-time runner and avid shopper, it can be challenging to find the right gift with the endless options of gear and tech. My dietitian team (who are […]

BY Alex | November 9, 2022 | Sports Performance Nutrition

best runner gift ideas for the holidays

runner gift ideas for the holidays

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Just like a car needs the right type of gas to run properly and efficiently. Runners need the right type of food to fuel the challenging demands of marathon training. Which is why I’m going to “run through” what to eat when training for a marathon! So often we’re bombarded with nutrition and diet trends touting […]

BY Alex | October 27, 2022 | Sports Performance Nutrition

What to Eat When Training for a Marathon

what to eat while training for a marathon

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As a sports dietitian and an athlete, I fully understand nutrition can feel overwhelming and complicated. But let’s simplify and focus on some key principles. Here are 3 things to know about performance nutrition for endurance athletes! With performance nutrition there’s no “one-size fits all” fueling plan. It would be so convenient if there was […]

BY Alex | October 2, 2022 | Sports Performance Nutrition

3 things to know about performance nutrition

nutrition for athletes three things you need to know from a sports dietitian

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As a sports dietitian, I have seen many runners and triathletes with an intense fear of weight gain. They know they’re under fueled, but being afraid holds them back from eating more. I am here to let you know that this isn’t always the case! Can you eat more without gaining weight? Absolutely. In today’s […]

BY Alex | October 1, 2022 | Sports Performance Nutrition

Can you eat more without gaining weight?

can you eat more without gaining weight tips from a sports dietitian

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What is a flexible eating style? For endurance athletes, a flexible eating style is an unrestricted way of eating. It’s more of a lifestyle than a diet. It’s adaptable to your specific needs as an athlete and as a human being. No foods are off the table (no pun intended). This approach is about creating […]

BY Alex | August 25, 2022 | Sports Performance Nutrition

What’s a flexible eating style for athletes?

flexible eating style

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Off-season nutrition is a critical part of a triathlete and runner’s performance nutrition regimen. As a triathlete and runner, my personal biggest nutrition challenge is making that transition to the off-season. The good news is, there are plenty of strategies you can put in place to achieve successful off-season nutrition! The year I trained for […]

BY Alex | August 24, 2022 | Sports Performance Nutrition

An Endurance Athlete’s Guide to Off-Season Nutrition

An endurance athlete's guide to off-season nutrition by a sports dietitian

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