Ever watched an Olympic track star, gravity-defying gymnast or pro football player and wondered "What's their secret?" Sure, there are those minor details of natural talent, dogged perseverance and countless hours of training—but... Read more
Your diet may be the missing link in your training plan. Here are some common nutrition mistakes that many athletes and exercise enthusiasts make that can negatively affect performance. (Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered with the solutio... Read more
These days, protein is a powerful word. So powerful that more and more food companies are boasting about the protein content of their foods and manufacturing newer protein-rich products to meet our demands for the essential nutrient. Why? Ask the ave... Read more
Weight training is a critical component to the success of an athlete.
By becoming stronger and increasing muscular endurance, an athlete is able to perform more efficiently and is better able to avoid injury. Furthermore, there are a numbe... Read more
Coaches, mentors, trainers, teammates, partners, fans. Even the greatest athletes in the world can’t do it alone.
People naturally perform better when others are on their side and helping out. Even in everyday nutrition and fitness, we&rsq... Read more
I feel terrible!!! I poorly planned my week food and ran out today, I ordered out some Greek salad and crispy wings. Now feel like I cheated myself eating bad food. It's been a whole month for me dieting to the D so today really brought my moral down... Read more
Doing the Plan! At monthly social event. Got my 1/2 chicken, 2 coleslaws & plain ice tea. Ate 1/4 chicken, 1 coleslaw, got my to go box. Had this before, so came with my Plan! #nutrition #eatingout #restaurantmeetings #healthylife... Read more
"All of us are athletes. Some of us are in training and some of us are not. Our job as a coach is to awaken the inner athlete." -Coach RutherfordI remind myself that I am an athlete and listen to "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor. Cheesy but it works.1... Read more
This tidbit may be minimal, however, so long as you chew gum (mostly the SF 5 calorie stuff) for 30 minutes, its not necessary to track it.Believe it or not, you can actually burn some extra calories by chewing gum. "Besides being good for your breat... Read more
A team to meet others that have had WLS and planning or trying to maintain weight after being post-op for years. All is welcome friends and family too. Our path on this journey never ends.... Read more
I LOVE the Olympics and from February 12-18, I will be watching as the world comes together 'with glowing hearts' to witness as the saying goes, 'the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat' during the Vancouver Winter Olympic.A cou... Read more
Dave Ellis has an encyclopedic knowledge of nutrition and possesses an uncanny ability to distill complicated scientific information into succinct, sound advice for the rest of us. For 27 years, Ellis, a registered dietitian and Certified Strength &... Read more
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