Nutrition Tip: Common Diet Myths

Myth #1: Carbs are bad for you/make you fat Whether you’re an 18-year-old male or a 50-year-old woman, you need carbs. Cutting carbs from your diet will leave you lacking energy, vital nutrients, and potential health risks. Low Carb Diets may cause weight loss initially but not fat loss. Without carbs, your body uses protein Read more about Nutrition Tip: Common Diet Myths[…]

Nutrition Tip: Eating Right on Gameday

Eating right on gameday is an athlete’s secret weapon for maximum performance. An athlete requires many key nutrients to meet the energy demands of their sport and failing to fuel up properly on game day can prevent you from burning out late in the game. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when planning your day before Read more about Nutrition Tip: Eating Right on Gameday[…]

Fruits & Veggies

Nutrition Tip: Fruits and Veggies

Are you eating enough fruits and vegetables? Fruits and vegetables are a form of carbohydrates and are important for maintaining energy levels throughout the day. They are full of vitamins and minerals that boost the immune system, aid in recovery and are important for bone health. They also can improve your performance on the field. Read more about Nutrition Tip: Fruits and Veggies[…]

Fit couple drinking water

Nutrition Tip: Always Hydrate

As an athlete, you’re burning through massive amounts of resources when you train and compete. You’re sweating, maintain body temperature, building new muscles, and through all of this staying hydrated is crucial. Water acts as a lubricant for bodily functions, flushes out toxins, delivers nutrients, and helps you stay full and energized. We can’t stress Read more about Nutrition Tip: Always Hydrate[…]

Breakfast

Nutrition Tip: Mom Was Right About Breakfast

In this month’s nutrition tip, we are discussing breakfast, which your mother always told you was the most important meal of the day. We hope you listened. In our nutrition acronym FASTER, breakfast is the S — “Start With Breakfast.” After six to eight hours of fasting in your sleep, your metabolism has slowed down Read more about Nutrition Tip: Mom Was Right About Breakfast[…]

Proteins

Nutrition tip: Power up with protein

Protein is an essential nutrient for performance. It aids in muscle repair and growth, hormone production, immune system function and energy production. Protein should make up 15 to 30 percent of your daily caloric intake. That translates to 0.8-0.9 grams per pound of body weight. Eating more protein does not mean building more muscle. Protein Read more about Nutrition tip: Power up with protein[…]

Bread

Nutrition tip: Carbs fuel body and mind

Last month, we covered a big-picture approach to nutrition. Now, we’ll begin a deeper dive into the nutrients we need. The first is carbohydrates. Carbs are your main source of energy. Besides providing energy to our muscles, they also fuel the brain, which leads to an increase in concentration and improved performance. There are four Read more about Nutrition tip: Carbs fuel body and mind[…]