“The Forever an Athlete Program” – Book Launch!
Hello friends, family, and clients, I am excited to launch my new book, “The Forever an Athlete Program: Discover Innovative Ways to Build a Functionally Strong, Lean, and Durable Physique, While Integrating Delicious, Nutrient-Dense Foods to Revitalize Mind and Body”!...
Top Ten Foods for Athletes and Busy Professionals in Their 30s, 40s, and Beyond
Whether you are just starting a program, or you're a multi-sport athlete, you should be aware of the changing macro- and micro-nutrient requirements that are needed as you enter a new decade of life. First off, celebrate any new year alive, and treat it as a gift to advance your health, your career, your spirit, and your relationships. This list below...
8 Secrets to Healthy Eating and Money Saving (While Simultaneously Outsmarting Your Local Supermarket)
1. Colors - Pay attention to colors that signify our innate cues for danger/passion (reds), and growth/success (greens). Food formulators play upon our primal urges. Glow-in-the-dark greens (Mountain Dew), vibrant hot oranges (Doritos) are a case in point. Supermarkets thrive on impulse buys, but most of these impulse products supply negligible nutrients with maximal caloric load. 2. Top aisles - Eighty...
Cold Weather Bodybuilding Fuel
When the cold weather hits, I encourage my clients to maintain their training and nutrition program by creating hot, nutrient dense, and delicious breakfast fuel, like this one below. My favorite contains ample slow release carbohydrates including hemp seeds, oats, quinoa, blueberries, almonds, coconut, cinnamon, turmeric, milk, and whey protein....
Minktraining nutrition, and “healthy” foods to avoid
The following link validates some points of my nutrition philosophy: eat closer to the source, eat raw as much as possible, eat sustainably harvested and non-threatened wild fish, eat a variety of natural colors each day, eat small snacks throughout the day, avoid processed junk, and eat organic when possible (or at least peel the skin).http://health.foxnews.mobi/quickPage.html?page=31737&content=61606507&pageNum=-1...
Bodybuilding Nutrition, Fueled by COSTCO
Money is tight and time is valuable. Yet, time strapped athletes still need nutrients and carbohydrates to power through their workouts and ample protein to rebuild muscle tissue. Since I advocate whole food sources, not prepared/”road” foods, and very few supplements, COSTCO enters as a great place to shop for sports nutrition. Not every item is purchased on each trip, but I...
Why You Need These 5 Powerful Nutrients
My working definition of sports performance nutrition is “identifying the whole food sources that contain the basic micronutrients and macronutrients necessary to sustain energy during athletic events, replenish muscle glycogen stores following exercise, repair and build lean muscle tissue, and reduce overall systemic inflammation following rigorous activities or injury.” This is a working definition, and thus can be augmented. Since knowledge is...
Nutritional Needs According to the Demands of Your Sport (Part 1)
I am often perplexed at some of the popular "mass-appeal-diet-books" that proclaim tasty cuisine with fat burning and muscle preserving qualities. Each dietary approach may have its own merits, but oftentimes they fall short of addressing the needs of athletes. Athletes have specialized needs which include sustained energy release during competition, aggressive fluid and electrolyte replenishment, increased intake of supplements including antioxidants and...
Nutritional Needs According to the Demands of Your Sport (Part 2)
Current research suggests that athletes need a more detailed approach at nutrition to reflect the metabolic and physiologic demands of their training or competition.A. Nutrient Strategies for Athletes using the ATP-PC System: Athletes engaged in sports that require ballistic muscular contractions with maximal force production have unique amino acid requirements. In a recent study, competitive sprinters and jumpers completed two sets...
Categorizing (and then eating) “Superfoods”
What exactly is a “superfood”? For those involved in agricultural technology or the biotech industry, the term “superfood” may conjure up images of massive rows of tomatoes and corn that have been bioengineered to be resistant to herbivores, to have longer shelf lives, or to grow in dry climates. Among the natural health, holistic wellness, and organic food communities, superfoods...