Is Your Diet Promoting Fatigue?

Lack of energy is one of the most frequent problems I hear about from endurance athletes. But trying to reboot with whatever food or drink looks appealing at the moment can make the fatigue problem worse.

Fuel: Navigating the Holidays

With the changing of the seasons there are many things to look forward to. Cool, crisp mornings, sweaters, a crackling fire in the fireplace, pumpkin-flavored everything, and beautiful fall foliage. This changing of the seasons also signals the beginning of…

Fuel: Eat Real Food

Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. —Michael Pollan For simple, honest food rules to live by, Michael Pollan says it best. We used to eat real food. Many years ago, if our ancestors wanted food they would have to…

Fuel: Listen to Your Body

“Listen to your body.”  This is a phrase I’ve heard many times over the past few months as I recover from Achilles surgery. Heck, it’s even a phrase I’ve caught myself saying to clients. But what does that phrase even…

Nutrition for Female Athletes: Facts, Myths and Psychology

Each year since the passage of Title IX, greater numbers of women from all age groups have been competing in endurance sports. Like their male competitors, they share many of the same nutrition-based concerns: maintaining energy, optimizing body composition, and…

Can Healthy Fats Improve Performance?

Endurance athletes are always looking for ways to maximize their energy. Traditionally, the emphasis for fueling exercise has been on carbohydrates, and for good reason. Who hasn’t been in a race and felt the beast of a bonk about to…