Kick the Cold: Nutrition for Exercise-Induced Immune Depression

If you think the only focus of sports nutrition is to improve performance, think again. Keeping athletes healthy and able to compete is priority numero uno (no one cares how well you perform if you’re stuck on the sidelines), and when training gets tough, adequate nutrition becomes even more important. For normal, healthy individuals, regular … Continue reading Kick the Cold: Nutrition for Exercise-Induced Immune Depression

Fast Food & Performance: What’s the Deal?

Shhhh. The food police is around here somewhere: keep the fast food talk down! Ha, we probably talk about fast food on the daily. Why? Because people eat it. And, it’s more than just the few people that cop to it… unless just five people have eaten all of McDonald’s 300 billion hamburgers sold. First, … Continue reading Fast Food & Performance: What’s the Deal?

Magnesium: a Micronutrient with a Macro Impact on Performance

If you’re a client, you may be tired of me talking about magnesium intake and performance. If not, strap in, because I just found some fresh ears (or eyes, in this case) and someone looking to kill time at work while Facebook is blocked: you. Or you’re at home thinking these intros are weak and … Continue reading Magnesium: a Micronutrient with a Macro Impact on Performance

Stop Slacking on the Protein, Ladies

Do women really need less protein than men? The most important determinants of protein needs include: Weight Lean mass Training/workout regimen Body composition goals Performance goals Notice gender isn’t included in that list. Sure, you may need less protein than the 250lb muscle-head bro at the gym who seems to be using the squat rack … Continue reading Stop Slacking on the Protein, Ladies

Protein: Broccoli vs. Meat #facepalm

The fact that I still hear people going on about how broccoli is an excellent source of protein – it has more protein that meat #!&@($^@*!)(#))#))#(@@&@%#^#% aghhhh. The fact that I still hear this out of some nutritionists and dietitians is just disheartening. Classic true fact: broccoli has 11 grams of protein per 100 calories … Continue reading Protein: Broccoli vs. Meat #facepalm