Carbohydrates to choose for health and performance

Don’t Ditch the Carbs: Healthy High Carb Foods to Choose

When I say “carb” what do you think of? Bread! Pasta! Bagels! These are the answers I hear most often. Usually for health conscious clients, they come in with a negative connotation associated with these words. They expect to be told to cut these out of the diet to have a healthy life. Put your mind at ease, the dietitian...
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4 Things to Know Before Buying Dietary Supplements

You make food and lifestyle choices to keep you energetic, free from illness, and feeling great. Now you’re wondering "Should I take supplements to help my health?" What is the difference between a vitamin/mineral and other herbal and performance enhancing supplements? Vitamins and minerals are chemical substances found in our food that our bodies require in very small amounts (compared...
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It All Goes Back To Baseball: Nutrition Philosophy Learned From the Game

It’s Opening Day!  Another season begins. Don’t stop reading.  We promise this really is about nutrition.  We want to share what baseball has helped us learn in life and in turn, develop a practice philosophy which supports our clients on their journey to improved nutrition.   Full disclosure, we’re baseball fans and we root for the Phillies.  For us, the...
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Exercise Induced Period Loss: It’s Not Normal and Here’s Why

A well circulated, long-told tale in the female endurance sport community is that when training increases toward peak workouts, menstruation will stop. You see, the tale continues, a female athlete knows they are in supreme fitness when they lose their period, and it’s totally normal for a competitive girl to experience this. It’s great, after all, not needing to worry...
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Five Reasons Why It’s Hard to Eat Healthy and How Nutrition Counseling Can Help

Seems like we all know that eating a healthier diet has positive impact on our short-term and long-term health. Managing diabetes, reducing our cholesterol and blood pressure, and preventing weight-related medical complications are common reasons to consider improving diet. The question is, why don’t we take steps to make those diet changes? Years of helping clients answer that question has...
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6 Things to Include in Your Food Journal

Is your relationship with food confusing and messy? Do you find that you over eat, under-eat or don’t remember what you did eat? Do you do this even when knowing the right thing to eat? A food journal may be just what you need! A journal increases your awareness of what, how and why you eat.  With that increased awareness...
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Pack Some Snacks

Thru-hikers on the Appalachian trail choose trail names - some are intense, some funny. Sometimes they’re assigned to a hiker by others who meet them. While reading the book “Wild” I was discussing this with my husband who assigned me the trail name “Snacks”. I’m not a thru-hiker but I’m an endurance runner and a pretty hungry one - so...
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Reward Comes from Challenge… and a Little Intimidation

Have you tried once or twice to make that diet or lifestyle change but “failed” even though it’s what you truly know is best? Now tap into that “failure” - it’s the thing that will make you stronger and help you meet your goals. It may be scary, painful, intimidating and yes, you may even fail another time or two;...
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