"MyPlate" for Athletes: How Much Food Do I Need to Eat?

August 21, 2019

Remember the “Food Pyramid”? It was the triangular guide from the USDA with levels or sections of food groups and suggested amounts of daily servings for each. For 19 years, health practitioners, teachers, parents and others used this as a guide to teach and ensure healthy eating. Even athletes were known to follow these guidelines.

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The Injury-Prevention Diet That Will Boost Your Immunity and Decrease Your Injury Rate

July 21, 2014

It's important that you stay healthy and injury-free so you can train at your best level for peak peformance. Is it possible that your diet is DECREASING your immunity and INCREASING your injury rate? Here's 5 nutrition tips to promote healing and recovery to avoid injury and boost your immune system!

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Answering the Questions Of Caloric Intake… Where Do They Go? Are All Calories Treated The Same?

March 05, 2014

We set out to help athletes answer the common questions about calories and how the body processes different types of calories from food. The prevalent idea is that an excess intake of calories, meaning consuming more calories than you burn on average, leads to an increase in body fat. This logic is flawed. Calories are a unit of energy and not a nutrient, they have no physical form unlike, for example, fat which is essentially a long string of carbons with hydrogens attached to them.

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Recipe: Lindsay Cotter's Gluten-Free Healthy Bites "Rocky Road Berry Coconut"

January 30, 2014

We are sharing with you one of Lindsay Cotter's Healthy Bites recipes. Okay it's a rather odd mix of ingredients, but it tastes great and is organic and gluten-free!

Rocky Road Berry Coconut Bites

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The FACTS About Eating Gluten-Free for Athletes from Nutrition/Fitness Consultant, Lindsay Cotter

January 22, 2014

We want to share with all athletes out there the benefits of a gluten-free diet. Should you go gluten-free? Is it hard? What exactly is gluten?  Lindsay Cotter, gives us the facts about gluten-free diets for athletes. Everyone should give it a try and see for themselves.

 

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The Benefits of Incorporating Soups and Stews Into Triathletes' Diets

January 13, 2014

Plant Based Soup Moroccan Red Lentil Perfect for a Triathlete's Diet

The inclusion of plant-based soups into triathletes’ diets is an effective way to incorporate essentials nutrients needed for optimal triathlon training. This recipe for Moroccan Red Lentil Soup is fortified with protein and vegetables to provide triathletes with essential nutrients to supplement the training recovery process.

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Elite Triathlete Unveils His Findings For Endurance Training Recovery

December 18, 2013

Recently, EnduroPacks put their products to the test using a neutral third party and respected Elite-level triathlete and coach, Chris Hague.  (Watch the youtube video for more details)

Chris Hague (of Wattie-Ink Triathlon Team and Tri-Swim Coach) participated in a one month trial of the EnduroPacks sports nutrition products, and confirmed that their mix of vitamins and nutrition offered a number of benefits that would aid endurance athletes during their training.

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Soup it Up: Incorporating Nutrient Dense Soups Into Triathletes’ Diets

October 29, 2013

The inclusion of plant-based soups into a triathletes’ diet is an effective way to incorporate essential nutrients needed for 'optimal triathlon training'.

As a vegan chef and athlete, I constantly strive to maximize my time. This even pertains to my style of cooking, hence, my love for soups! With as little as four ingredients, a soup can be bursting with flavor, low in saturated fats, yet filled with the nutrients needed for effective triathlon training.

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Diversify Your Protein, Part III - The final recipe in our series from our resident vegan athlete!

October 10, 2013

This is the final part of a three part series on the integration of plant-based proteins into triathletes’ diets. Just as diversification is an important element of effect triathlon training programs, the diversification of protein sources to include plant-based proteins in triathletes’ diets is crucial for maintaining a healthy, well-balanced diet.

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Low Carb, Low Cal, Grain-Free, and Totally Delicious…SPAGHETTI SQUASH PAD THAI Recipe

August 19, 2013

So why squash??  Aside from being chock full of vitamins C, A, B6, and K, among others, its incredibly low cal and low carb.  A one cup has 42 calories and 10 grams of carbs, yet it suplies plenty of fiber.

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Tropical Pasta Salad Recipe

August 14, 2013

While in the kitchen doing pushups or running in place, you can toss together this tropical pasta salad recipe from our dietician.  Quick, easy, and light...this is a great summer salad.

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Diversify Your Protein! A vegan athlete serves up a delicious article!

August 05, 2013

A vegan triathlete explains how to diversify your protein by incorporating plant based proteins (a delectable and protein packed recipe included)!

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