Category Archives: Sports Nutrition

Fueling For Endurance

I often get asked, what should I eat before a half marathon, marathon, triathlon? Whether you are training for, or are competing in an endurance event, you really want to

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Protein and Weight Loss

In her most recent NY Times post, A Diet and Exercise Plan to Lose Weight and Gain Muscle, Gretchen Reynolds explains that when someone diets, and drops one pound, that pound is mostly fat.  Some of that pound though - about 1/3rd - can be muscle. Yikes! We don't want to lose muscle! Muscle is more…
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Marathon Season, Runners, GI Issues and Nutrition

Gastrointestinal issues (GI) in athletes can range from a little nausea, to lots of nausea and vomiting, a few cramps to 'get me to a portapotty STAT'/aka diarrhea, and even worse - fecal blood loss (scary - I know this one first hand). Most of these issues involve hormones, electrolytes, blood flow, nutrition, hydration, gut motility, and even…
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