Posts Tagged ‘nutrition’

Tailwind Nutrition

Tailwind Nutrition

Introduction How often would you say that fueling and nutrition has impacted your race-day performance? 50%? 75%? Do you struggle finding the right things to eat and drink during a race? Like anyone else, I too have spent my fair share of time and money trying to figure out what combination of gels, chews, electrolytes […]

Fighting Inflammation With Food

Fighting Inflammation With Food

Inflammation happens for a reason, it is actually part of the body’s immune response to certain stressors, designed to protect us from acute physical trauma, stress, allergens, and even fever.  Through remodeling, the body is able to adapt (become stronger and more fit) until too much stress overcomes the inflammation response, inviting injury or illness. […]

Quinoa

Quinoa

My new favorite “old” food! I’ve eaten quinoa on and off over the past few years, mostly off. But lately I’ve started experimenting and have turned quinoa into my go to food of choice for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Quinoa [KEEN-wah] is a gluten-free source of complete protein, dietary fiber, phosphorus, magnesium and iron. The […]

3 Plant-Based Power Meals for Runners

3 Plant-Based Power Meals for Runners

By Vanessa Runs When you’re physically active, you want to make sure you’re eating meals that are bursting in nutrients, easy to prepare, and taste delicious. As an ultra runner and nutritionist, these are my three secret weapons as far as packing some powerful nutrients into my training. 1. Vegan Pizza Who doesn’t love pizza? […]

Looking for Something a Little Different?

Looking for Something a Little Different?

Ultra-endurance athletes, even those looking for more natural alternatives, often look for something a little different. Over the course of a 6+ hour race flavor fatigue can easily set in. Aside from flavor fatigue, not everyone wants to rely on gels, chomps, sports drink, and beans. Here are a couple alternatives you could test in […]

Train Low, Compete High – Food for Thought

Train Low, Compete High – Food for Thought

Train low, compete high is a hot topic among competitive endurance athletes these days. Training low is suggested to be defined as training with about 50% of resting muscle glycogen about half the time we train. This can be done in different ways, by training with low blood glucose and/or training with low muscle glycogen. […]

Eating On-The-Run

Eating On-The-Run

In today’s hurried world it is difficult to eat-on-the-run not to mention provide a healthy diet for yourself and your family. It is even more of a challenge to make sure that your active children have nutritious snacks for school or in-between activities. I have provided some simple, common-sense ways to be able to eat […]

3 Foods Your Heart Will Love

3 Foods Your Heart Will Love

By Vanessa Runs Your heart deserves some pampering. For an organ that works so hard, here are three foods you can eat to boost its strength, ease its load, and show how much you really appreciate it. 1. Wild Salmon Your heart will fall for: Salmon’s anti-inflammatory qualities This perfect mix of hard-to-find qualities will […]

Water vs. Sports Drinks

Water vs. Sports Drinks

Summer months escalate the need for proper hydration. Dr. Dane Treat talks about hydration options in “Water vs. Gatorade”. Exercising for more or less than one hour? Water is adequate up to one hour, sports drinks should be considered if exercising longer than one hour. Carbohydrates. Most sports drinks contain carbohydrates that help you continue […]

Energy Expenditure While Running

Energy Expenditure While Running

When it comes to energy expenditure, our body is designed to utilize three different sources of fuel; carbohydrates (glucose & glycogen), fats, and ATP/CP.  For those of you doing a great deal of distance running, pay attention to the last three rows of this chart as it will be the most important while logging all […]