The Endurance Athlete Weight-Gain Paradox

“My scale must be broken!” my sister screamed at me over the phone. She was frantic. “The scale must be broken, right?” She had just finished her third month of training for her first sprint triathlon, and she was not…

Proper Hydration – A Delicate Balance

Now that the summer racing season is well upon us, we are inundated with admonitions to drink copious amounts of fluids. But is it possible to drink too much? Or drink the wrong thing? The answer to both is sometimes.…

Smart Nutrition Can Enhance Muscle Strength

“I’d like to gain a little muscle.” “More muscle, hmm…, that would be good,” I agreed with the voice, and turned to find a male runner by my side. “Aren’t you that sports dietitian?” he asked, unsure of whether or…

Physiology Behind Nutrition

When it comes to eating for exercise there are several things to consider while meal planning. Carbohydrate, fat, and protein all contribute to the fuel

Smart Eating Beats Fatigue

How can I get more energy? Endurance athletes are by nature high-energy people. Logging miles before most people have turned on the coffee pot; their weekends are spent doing sports, not watching them. Despite an innate love of being active,…