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Gimme Some Protein Power!

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When I work with endurance athletes I find they often put the emphasis on getting enough protein. Or, more protein. Or, lots and lots of protein. Your body uses protein to build and maintain muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood as well as in the production of hormones and enzymes. Your body doesn’t  like to…(Read More)

The last few posts have been about setting up your personal nutrition plan. The last post pulled it all together for those who want to maintain their weight. What if you want to lose weight or fat? In order to lose weight, you should eat fewer calories than you burn – you need to create…(Read More)

The last four posts have involved determining how many calories, protein, fat, and carbohydrates you need each day. This post will describe how to pull all of this information together into a plan for you. First, determine how many calories you need. Sandy, our marathoner, has an estimated Resting Metabolic Rate of 1337 calories. We…(Read More)

On May 18, I participated alongside the “REFUEL | “got chocolate milk?TM” Campaign during Ironman Texas in Woodlands, TX. I was excited to see so many athletes taking a carton…or two…or eight…at the REFUEL tent at the Finish Line! I have been a big believer of lowfat chocolate milk as an effective…(Read More)

Protein Needs

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In the last post, I talked about determining how many calories you need on a daily basis. The second step in determining the composition of your diet is to determine protein needs. The recommendations for protein for athletes needs vary widely. The recommendation for sedentary people is 0.8 grams per kg of body weight…(Read More)

My Fabulous Intern Christine Scarcello is back with another blog post about protein. Her post last week generated some questions about what type of protein suppplement is best. Below is her answer. Thanks Christine! If you’re health or fitness conscious, there’s a good chance you’ve tried a protein shake at least once…(Read More)

This week’s postwas written by my first dietetic intern – Christine  Scarcello. Thanks Christine! Protein is an important nutrient for our bodies, and as an athlete it is crucial to eat the right amount of protein. Too much or too little of this nutrient can be detrimental to performance gains. As an athlete, the majority…(Read More)

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