Your Very Own Micronutrient Cheat Sheet

  "How can I get more _______ (insert micronutrient) in my diet?"  If you track micros (which you should) chances are you’ve asked this question to your coach before.   Minerals contribute to bone, teeth and nail structures. They also perform a variety of metabolic functions. Vitamins act as coenzymes and facilitate a variety of … Continue reading Your Very Own Micronutrient Cheat Sheet

Binge Eating Disorders: Yeah, Let’s Talk About Them.

*Warning, potential eating disorder trigger*   Eating disorders (including binge-eating disorder) are a sensitive, yet important, subject to discuss with all my athletes. It’s no surprise that studies show an increased prevalence of disordered eating in athletes (especially when weight classes and competitive leanness is involved) when compared to the general population. Such disorders will … Continue reading Binge Eating Disorders: Yeah, Let’s Talk About Them.

2019: “This is the Beginning of Anything You Want.”

As 2018 comes to an end, inevitably a new year begins. And with it, comes the opportunity to achieve great things.   I want to preface this by saying that I’m not big on setting extravagant new year’s resolutions. Why? Well, by stating some crazy declaration (that is virtually unattainable) we basically set ourselves up … Continue reading 2019: “This is the Beginning of Anything You Want.”

Should You Work Out When You Are Sick?

Tis the season for coughs and sniffles. It seems like all my clients (myself included) are getting sick this week, so I wanted to shed some light on this topic and post a few tips to try and stay healthy this cold season.   Soo…. Should you work out when you are feeling sick? First … Continue reading Should You Work Out When You Are Sick?

Surviving Thanksgiving: Nutrition Tips and Tricks

Holidays are a special time. A time to be with family, loved ones and create lasting, happy memories. And inevitability, food will always be a part of any celebration or tradition – there’s really no way around it. From Thanksgiving through New Year’s, you will probably find yourself surrounded by mounds of cookies, tables of … Continue reading Surviving Thanksgiving: Nutrition Tips and Tricks

Sleep Deprivation: How It’s Crippling Your Fitness Goals

You hear it all the time:   “Want to lose weight? Go to bed at a decent time every night.”  “Want to get stronger? Sleep more.” “Want a better meet? Get enough sleep.” “Maxing out tomorrow, so be sure to go to bed early.”   Ok, but why? I find that often, my clients either … Continue reading Sleep Deprivation: How It’s Crippling Your Fitness Goals

Do I Need to Worry About My Fiber Intake?

Short answer, yes. Details, read on. Fiber will not only bulk up your food, but it will also slow down digestion and help you feel fuller, longer. Many whole foods are high in micronutrients, leading to general overall wellness. So it’s no surprise that fiber has additional health benefits like protecting you from heart disease, … Continue reading Do I Need to Worry About My Fiber Intake?