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Why You Don’t Need a Meal Plan

Why You Don’t Need a Meal Plan

It seems like a reasonable request.

I mean, financial planners will write you an investment plan, personal trainers will give you an exercise plan (and most will probably give you a meal plan too, but I digress.) So, it should only make sense that a dietitian would give you a meal plan, right?

Nope.

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Can Ketogenic/LCHF Diets Make You a Better Athlete?

Can Ketogenic/LCHF Diets Make You a Better Athlete?

Many dietitians had hoped that the keto/LCHF trend would die with Dr. Atkins back in 2003, but the low-carb movement is still going strong. Nowadays, it’s not just for people trying to manage their weight or symptoms of epilepsy; a few professional athletes have reportedly jumped on the bandwagon, in hopes of giving an edge to their performance.
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What to Eat After Your Workout {Exercise Nutrition 101}

What to Eat After Your Workout {Exercise Nutrition 101}

We’ve all seen that guy at the gym who pounds back a protein shake right after a workout, or the person in the locker room who is unwrapping a protein bar while they’re changing. Is it really necessary to eat something as soon as you put away the weights or cross the finish line? Do you really need to buy one of those shaker bottles?

Here’s what you need to know about nutrition for recovery.
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What to Eat During Your Workout {Exercise Nutrition 101}

What to Eat During Your Workout {Exercise Nutrition 101}

Despite what the picture suggests, I just want to make it clear that I’m not asking you to have ice cream on your stationary bike, or a sandwich in one hand while doing bicep curls with the other. In fact, most activities probably won’t require anything more than water. However, if you’re participating in endurance-type activities that last more than an hour, having something to allow you to refuel during your activity will make sure you’ll feel just as energized at the finish line as you did when you were starting out.
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What to Eat Before Your Workout {Exercise Nutrition 101}

What to Eat Before Your Workout {Exercise Nutrition 101}

Summer is here, and many people like to take advantage of the warmer months to dust off their runners and hiking boots, dig their bikes out of storage, and get outside and be active. You probably already know that what you eat can impact your workouts – all of us have probably experienced getting cramps and feeling uncomfortable after eating too much or too close to a workout, or felt our energy tank from eating the wrong foods or eating too little.

In this three-part series, I will walk you through how to maximize your exercise by choosing the proper foods to eat before, during and after your activity.
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