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The link between sleep, weight, recovery, and many of the other functions of our bodies is becoming more clear each day. Personally, I’ve found if I don’t get a good quality 7 – 8 hours of sleep a night, I just don’t function as well the next day. I got a FitBit One…(Read More)

Recently I was talking with a client about eating slowly. I took him through some ways to slow down eating. He said, “people would tell me to slow down, but no one would tell me how.”  If you find that you eat quickly, here are some steps to help you slow down eating, enjoy your…(Read More)

Sports are soooo body conscious these days. Let’s face it – the tiny shorts (or not so tiny) runners wear and the spandex triathletes wear (among other athletes) are not very forgiving. Honestly, most people don’t look good in wetsuits – even a lot of the pros. Most athletes have body composition goals or a…(Read More)

I’m a fan of Marie Forleo and look forward to her video blog each week. This week’s post was a re-broadcast of an interview she did with Steven Pressfield. I hadn’t seen the episode before, and now plan on reading his book “Turning Pro”. Steven promotes a concept of “turning pro…(Read More)

Doing the Best You Can


I had a client the other day who does her best to eat “perfectly” and get her husband to eat the same way. This is OK when she is at home, but can be hard when traveling. She has an upcoming trip to Singapore and she asked me, “How do I eat while I’m…(Read More)

This post is a reprint with some changes of a prior post.  I’m re-posting this with some changes because there is an epidemic going on. The epidemic is athletes thinking they need to eat 1200 calories/day to lose weight. Athletes are different from Sam and Sally Couch-Sitters. Sam and Sally Couch…(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)

Fat Needs for Athletes


Last week we covered protein needs for athletes. This week we will look at fat needs for athletes. Fat is often misunderstood by athletes and those trying to lose weight. They think that they need to minimize fat in order to “lean out” or lose weight. However, our bodies need some fat to help absorb…(Read More)

Protein Needs


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)

This post is the beginning of a series on determining how many calories, carbohydrates, protein and fat you need per day. Enjoy! Determining how many calories you need can be tricky. If you google “how many calories do I need” you get hundreds of results with all sorts of different calculators. How do you know…(Read More)

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