Nutrition Articles

Proper nutrition provides athletes with the energy, nutrients and hydration they need to progress in their training and perform optimally. In addition to following a healthy diet, athletes must pay particular attention to gaining muscle and losing fat, which together improve athletic performance. To power workouts and games, and to ensure a strong recovery, elite athletes take care to eat properly and to hydrate before, during and after workouts and competitions. In some situations, athletes gain an edge with prescribed use of safe supplements. Learn how elite athletes supercharge their performance by following scientifically-supported nutrition strategies.

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The 8 Most Common Healthy Eating Mistakes

Struggling to live healthier, clean up your eating and lose weight? Here's the good news: it's not your fault. So many misconceptions and false adve...

Make Gains With This Post-Workout Shake Recipe

One of the clichés about the importance of diet for achieving fitness goals is "90% diet, 10% workout." Regardless of the percentages, all you need...

Make Healthy Eating Easier With These Items

When you've developed bad habits, change can be difficult. Embarking on a healthy lifestyle, like achieving your training goals, requires planning a...

5 Low-Calorie Pantry Staples to Have on Hand

The best tip I can offer any athlete on healthy eating is to always plan ahead. Having grocery items washed, chopped and already cooked allows for a...

Opinion: Your Post-Workout Recovery Nutrition Should Be Liquid

You just finished an intense workout, your muscles are blazing and you need to recover with some protein and carbs. But don't reach for a protein ba...

How to Stick to Your Diet at Starbucks

Starbucks is not just a coffee shop. It's a hangout, an interview venue and, for some, a daily habit. Although we can't help with Starbucks' impac...

Energizing Foods to Power Through the Day

Feeling drained and worn out and it's not even lunchtime yet? How can you energize through the rest of the day and power up a practice-worthy perfor...

The Lowdown on Artificial Sweeteners: Are They Healthy or Dangerous?

As a registered dietitian, I am an advocate for complete foods, items like whole butter, natural peanut butter, plain yogurt with fresh fruit and, y...

Why Protein Alone Doesn't Build Muscle

Most athletes know that protein is essential for building muscle strength and size, and for powering the process of muscle recovery and repair. But ...

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