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Beetroot Juice: An Athlete’s Elixir?

May 31, 2022 Keeping abreast of all the latest nutrition trends can be daunting, even for a dietitian. It seems that every week there is a new “miracle food” on the market, making it hard for consumers to really understand what best helps their… Continue Reading “Beetroot Juice: An Athlete’s Elixir?”

Random Acts of Kindness Day

February 17, 2022 It seems like every day is National Something day now.  And while I usually think those are pretty silly, every now and then there comes along a day like today, that I think is a good one to remember and observe.… Continue Reading “Random Acts of Kindness Day”

Healthy Late Night Snacks

December 17, 2021 It’s 9pm and your stomach is grumbling.  First off, let’s address why that is happening. If you get to the very end of the day and are still hungry to the point of tummy rumbling, it typically means that you haven’t… Continue Reading “Healthy Late Night Snacks”

Mineral Spotlight: Magnesium

October 25, 2021 Magnesium is a mineral that many Americans don’t get enough of in their diets. The interesting thing is, our daily needs for this important nutrient can easily be met by consuming just a few magnesium-rich foods each day.  There typically isn’t… Continue Reading “Mineral Spotlight: Magnesium”

Keys to Hydrating the High School Athlete

September 16, 2021 When it comes to success in athletic endeavors, there are so many important pieces to the puzzle. Often overlooked, especially when it comes to high school athletes, is the importance of fueling and hydrating properly. Performance hydration can make or break… Continue Reading “Keys to Hydrating the High School Athlete”

Fueling the Female Athlete

July 27, 2021 With the Olympics upon us and the world watching elite athletes compete in various sports, what better time than now to talk about proper fueling for female athletes. Women in sports spend hours in practices and workouts focusing on what their… Continue Reading “Fueling the Female Athlete”

Happy July!

July 1, 2021 After a few weeks off from blogging in June, I’m back at it and hoping you are all enjoying a wonderful start to the summer! Whether you’ve been lounging by your pool, hiking in the mountains, or escaping on a much… Continue Reading “Happy July!”

IS INTERMITTENT FASTING THE KEY TO WEIGHT LOSS?

May 11, 2021 As a dietitian, I’m always steering people away from fad diets. These “get thin quick” approaches tend to run rife with unhealthy and unsustainable methods to lose weight. So, I’ll be honest, I’ve been very hesitant when it comes to advocating… Continue Reading “IS INTERMITTENT FASTING THE KEY TO WEIGHT LOSS?”

Perimenopause and Nutrition

April 27, 2021 Are you a woman in your mid-forties or early fifties? If so, you may be experiencing the onset of perimenopause. This phase, which typically starts in a woman’s mid-forties and lasts for four to six years, marks the time when the… Continue Reading “Perimenopause and Nutrition”

Protein Intake and Muscle Mass – What’s the Deal?

April 6, 2021 There are a number of theories about losing fat and gaining muscle mass. A common misconception is that increasing protein intake will increase muscle mass. Muscle is comprised of protein, but only about 22%. The only way to truly build muscle… Continue Reading “Protein Intake and Muscle Mass – What’s the Deal?”