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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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Recently I was on the phone with a runner – a dad of two young kids – who got me thinking about how you could easily use kids snacks for endurance athlete nutrition, when in a pinch. As a mom and a triathlete I fully understand the challenge of keeping your cupboards stocked with endurance […]

BY Alex | June 1, 2022 | Sports Performance Nutrition

10 easy kid snacks for endurance athletes

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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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Time to spring clean your pantry and get it ready for your endurance training and race season with these tips! Meeting your performance nutrition goals as an athlete is more difficult if you don’t have the right foods on-hand, ready to go. Spring brings along the perfect opportunity to go through your pantry, organize your […]

BY Alex | May 5, 2022 | Sports Performance Nutrition

Athletes: How To Spring Clean Your Pantry

Spring clean your pantry for athletes

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Menopause is a natural and normal part of life that all women, including female endurance athletes, will have to go through.  It’s a stage of life that’s accompanied by hormonal and body changes that may alter training and nutrition routines. But this doesn’t mean you can’t implement strategies that will help you perform to the […]

BY Alex | April 17, 2022 | Sports Performance Nutrition

Women Endurance Athletes: How To Fuel During Menopause

Woman endurance athlete going through menopause on race day

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Has this been you? Were you training more than ever and gradually putting on weight? You’re not alone, it happens. I’ve talked with athletes who experiences 15-20 lbs in weight gain while training for big events. How is this possible? Let’s dive in and talk about why this can happen. Diet Mentality Losing weight is […]

BY Alex | December 2, 2021 | Sports Performance Nutrition

why athletes gain weight during high-volume training

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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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When someone tells me that they want to lose weight, what they really mean is, they want to lose body fat. They want to see that body fat percentage drop. However, in many cases when losing weight, a good portion of that weight is muscle loss. And the body fat percentage ends up increasing instead. […]

BY Alex | October 6, 2021 | Sports Performance Nutrition

Can you lose fat and gain muscle at the same time?

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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

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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

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