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Sports Nutrition Podcasts: Listen Up!

Thanks to the Internet, we have abundant access to high quality, science-based nutrition podcasts. We also have access to a lot of questionable nutrition information. To help guide your nutrition education options, I have identified a few…
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Quick and Easy Snacks for Runners

Whether planning your snacks for a marathon or trying to upgrade your workout routine, finding the right snacks as a runner is vital to your energy levels. Your body cannot work out efficiently or heal properly if you aren’t providing the…
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RED-S: What’s That?

RED-S stands for Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport. It happens when athletes eat insufficient food relative to the number of calories they burn. Runners who enjoy the See Food Diet (they see food and they eat it) are less likely to…
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Why Can’t I Lose Those Last Few Pounds?

Judging by the phone calls I get from potential clients, an increasing number of runners of all ages are complaining, “Why can’t I do something as simple as shed a few pounds???” They are frustrated and at a loss about what to do to lose…
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How Much Water Do Runners Need?

When we exercise, we lose fluids - essentially water - through increased sweating and, to some extent, labored breathing. The higher our body temperature, the more we sweat. If we wait until we are thirsty to drink water, we're ultimately…
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Chocolate and Runners

Most runners love chocolate in any form: candy bars, chocolate chip cookies, squares of dark chocolate. Over 60% of all US candy sales are chocolate-based. But how good—or bad—is chocolate for our health? Is it as health-promoting as we…
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