Sports Nutrition

Athlete Empowerment Tip: Sift Your Supplement Stash

Athlete Empowerment Tip: Sift Your Supplement Stash

Pills, powders, potions. Are you taking supplements without knowing whether they are effective and safe? A call to action: Do an inventory and ask yourself what you really know about the supplements you are putting into your body.

Athlete Empowerment Tip: Learn about your Sweat

Athlete Empowerment Tip: Learn about your Sweat

Drink to thirst or by a rigid hydration plan? Drink only plain water or only electrolyte-laden drinks? Perhaps it’s not that polarized and we need to be thinking on a continuum. The process of learning about your sweat involves assessment, education, and a personalized range of appropriate fluids and electrolytes. You go forward and hydrate more optimally!

Upgraded pancakes (Kodiak base)

Upgraded pancakes (Kodiak base)

The Nutrition Mechanic increased the OF (“oomph factor”) for this boxed pancake mix and delight ensued: an improved carb to protein ratio and not having to ride the blood sugar roller coaster. Bonus points for tasting so good!

The Year of Nothing... and Everything, Part 3

The Year of Nothing... and Everything, Part 3

Many people don’t know Board Certified Sport Dietitians/Registered Dietitians exist, don’t realize the value of working with one, or simply prefer to do trial and error until they just can’t any longer.  As somewhat of a shy gal, this has given me some fun challenges as I work to educate more local coaches and athletes as to the value of li’l ol’ me and what I love doing as a career.  

Why you need a sweat sodium test

Why you need a sweat sodium test

No matter your sport, where you live, or your athletic ability... we SWEAT. Some of us sweat more or less. Some of us are more salty than others. Why does it matter and why should you care?  Bottom line is that it can be a game changer.

Do these things to mess up your 70.3 triathlon, Part 2

Do these things to mess up your 70.3 triathlon, Part 2

In my previous post, I gave some nutrition-related tips to follow leading up to your 70.3 race to result in less than desirable results. Here are a few additional To Do’s to follow on race day that make for horror stories later.  Important note: This post is most definitely satirical in content.

Ironman Boulder and Ironman Anywhere

Ironman Boulder and Ironman Anywhere

I am not one to “kick someone when they’re down”, so don’t get me wrong with the intent of this blog post.  But with what I saw (and have seen at several other long course triathlon races) and what I see on social media posts, nutrition and hydration problems continue to be a sore spot for many triathletes.

Metabolic Efficiency: Friend and Certainly Not Foe

Metabolic Efficiency: Friend and Certainly Not Foe

Nutrition is a very touchy and emotional topic for many people, particularly athletes. Metabolic Efficiency Training and its nutrition strategies are commonly misinterpreted and misunderstood. Get more of the lowdown here, ya'll.