Every good football team needs a bye-week to recover and recharge. Truth be told we all need bye-weeks whether it be from work, workouts, or our clean eating regimen. If you go all the time and never rest, or eat chocolate cake, you will be tempted to just quit it all. The 80/20 Rule is… Read More Fitting in a Bye-Week – 5 Tips to Fit in Splurges
For a football team to win, they meticulously plan in advance for schemes, run games, and trick plays. Just as the players plan for what could happen in the game, we too must plan for what trick plays we could face in the game of life to throw off our good eating efforts. Here are… Read More Wanna Win This Season? Get a Game Plan!
Eat breakfast! Start your day off with a nutrient-rich breakfast of whole grain carbohydrate, protein, and healthy fat eggs, whole wheat toast with 1 Tablespoons 100% fruit jam, 6 oz low-fat Greek yogurt Oatmeal made with ½ scoop of whey protein mixed with 8 oz low-fat milk, then top with fruit and nuts Whole wheat… Read More 5 Pre-Tailgate Party Tips
One thing is for sure: Burgers and long weekends just go together! Many people falsely believe they need to stay clear of burgers of all kinds fearing the fat and calories. When we think of the average burger, we picture what we see on TV, which is a single, maybe double patty with bacon, melting… Read More 5 Ways to Build a Build a Better Burger this Labor Day
College football starts this weekend, and the sports world, dietitians always give players pre-game eating and hydration tips. Whether you are a pee-wee player or a college football star, what you do pre-game can influence how the next few hours go! The same is true for those of us watching the game, what we do… Read More 5 Pre-Game Tips to Kick Off College Football Season
Snacking has gotten a bad “rap” over the years! Most people think of snacking as having a candy bar, sitting on the couch with a bag of chips or spooning a pint of ice cream into your mouth, but as a registered dietitian, I am going to argue snacking is healthy and important. It’s all… Read More Back-to-School Snack Attack
Many schools have practices early in the morning to beat the August heat! The challenge is that many kids have trouble eating before early morning workouts, which can leave them feeling tired when they hit the field, court, or weight room. And the end result? Not performing their best. Giving your kids a dense, nutrient-rich… Read More Fueling Early Morning Sport Practices
Summer is almost over so why not celebrate with a nutrient-rich twist to your favorite cookies! Believe it or not, there are lots of ways to add nutrients, fiber and protein to your sweet treat! Check out my delicious, nutritious cookie swaps: Change the flour: Most cookies are made with enriched flour which is a… Read More Celebrating Summer with a Sweet Finish
As a sports dietitian, I have to admit I have had many conversations with players peewee to pro that go something like this: Player: “I don’t like that!” Me: “Have you actually ever tried it?” Player: “No, but I know I won’t like it. It looks weird.” Me: “Well maybe you should try a bite… Read More Up Your Nutrient Game With These 5 Foods!
When it comes to eating around training, it is really based on how much training you are doing. It doesn’t matter if you are a serious athlete or an everyday moderate exerciser, shaping your plate around your activity level is essential to help you meet your goals and maintain a healthy weight. Here are 5… Read More 5 Ways to Shape Your Plate Based on How You Train