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For some endurance athletes, the thought of getting 100 grams of protein or more in meal plans may feel overwhelming. But it doesn’t need to be complicated! When you break it up between three meals and a couple of snacks, the number is a lot more manageable. The grams of protein can add up faster […]

BY Alex | June 4, 2022 | Sports Performance Nutrition

5-day sample meal plans: protein edition

protein sample meal plan

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As an endurance athlete entering your peak season, it is likely that race days will involve some sort of traveling. However, travel isn’t an excuse to fall off of your nutrition and lose valuable opportunities for carb loading and other strategies that can boost your performance on race day.  Here are a few of my […]

BY Alex | May 23, 2022 | Sports Performance Nutrition

Nutrition Tips for Traveling to a Race

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My husband and two little boys aren’t super great about vegetables. Carrots, sure. Cucumbers, sure. And we love spaghetti here in the Larson house. So I was inspired by Jamie Oliver’s 7-veg tomato sauce, and put my own spin on it and made it more “busy-parent friendly”. The biggest battle is prepping the veggies for […]

BY Alex | November 18, 2021 | Sports Performance Nutrition

“get your veggies” spaghetti sauce recipe

veggie spaghetti sauce

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Are you afraid if you eat more you’ll gain weight? You don’t need to be. I started working with a male ultra-distance trail runner in his late 40’s in early 2021. This awesome dude does year-round high-volume training. You’d think that he’d have no trouble keeping weight off. But alas, over the past two years […]

BY Alex | October 12, 2021 | Sports Performance Nutrition

Can you eat more without gaining weight?

eat more without gaining weight

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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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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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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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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 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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