There are a few body and eating related comments that come to mind from my own days as a high school athlete: “Hold that plank a little longer– c’mon, it’s bikini season!” “Did we have too much pie this Thanksgiving? You all are running slow!” “If you would lose weight, it would help you run […]

Eating Disorders, Non-Diet Nutrition, Sports Nutrition, Uncategorized

June 27, 2022

Tips for Coaches: Avoiding Body Related Comments

With all of the sports nutrition information out there, things can start to get overwhelming. Not to mention, we are constantly told to be on the lookout for diet culture and misinformation. How are we supposed to know what to do, what to eat, and what information to trust? Today, let’s take it back to […]

Non-Diet Nutrition, Sports Nutrition, Uncategorized, Women's Health

June 6, 2022

5 Nutrition Tips for Active Women

Losing your period as a female athlete is, unfortunately, a pretty common experience. Less common is the conversation around what this means for your health and athletic performance. Losing your period, may seem like a convenience at first. However, the long-term impacts of hypothalamic amenorrhea, or loss of your period, are not worth it. What […]

Eating Disorders, Non-Diet Nutrition, Sports Nutrition, Women's Health

May 24, 2022

Losing Your Period As An Athlete

Hydration is one of the most important topics when it comes to nutrition for active women. However, it’s often overlooked due to busy schedules, diet culture myths, and being seen as a lower priority. Active women can be at a higher risk for dehydration and hydration-related issues for several reasons. Here’s a few reasons to […]

Eating Disorders, Health at Every Size, Non-Diet Nutrition, Sports Nutrition, Uncategorized, Women's Health

May 9, 2022

Why Hydration is Essential for Active Women

Attention runners – it’s time to talk about one of the biggest myths out there in the running community: thin = fast.  Where does this idea of thin = fast come from? For some athletes, this concept may have first been introduced by a well-meaning coach or a parent. For others, the media may be […]

Eating Disorders, Health at Every Size, Men's Health, Non-Diet Nutrition, Sports Nutrition, Women's Health

April 4, 2022

Why Thin Does Not Equal Fast

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Hypothalamic amenorrhea (HA) describes the lack of a menstrual period for 3+ months, or a menstrual cycle consistently longer than 45 days. Losing your period for a while may seem like a blessing at first. However, developing HA can mean that your body is not functioning properly for one reason or another. All in all, […]

Eating Disorders, Health at Every Size, Non-Diet Nutrition, Sports Nutrition, Uncategorized, Women's Health

February 21, 2022

What is Hypothalamic Amenorrhea?

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Low-calorie diets are everywhere and I’m sure you’ve heard these before: Create a calorie deficit to lose weight. Don’t eat above 1200 calories per day. Cut 500 calories a day for easy weight loss. But, is it really that simple? Low-calorie diets have become so normalized by diet culture, weight loss meal plans, and quick […]

Eating Disorders, Health at Every Size, Non-Diet Nutrition, Uncategorized

February 14, 2022

Low-Calorie Diets: Are They Healthy?

Intuitive eating can have a place in an active lifestyle. It can seem counterintuitive to set aside the calorie counting apps and fitness trackers when looking to achieve our goals in the gym. However, meticulous tracking and calculating is not necessary in the world of health and fitness. In fact, simply listening to your body, […]

Health at Every Size, Non-Diet Nutrition, Sports Nutrition, Women's Health

January 31, 2022

Active Women and Intuitive Eating

It’s easy to fall victim to the mentality that we need to constantly focus on lowering our body fat and changing the shape of our bodies. Social media is plastered with images of men and women with bodies that are “shredded” these days. Many of us know that having a really high body fat percentage […]

Eating Disorders, Health at Every Size, Men's Health, Non-Diet Nutrition, Sports Nutrition, Women's Health

January 24, 2022

Body Fat: How Low is Too Low?

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Bone health is often something we don’t pay much attention to when we’re young. We don’t typically think about the importance of it until we age and the consequences become our reality. Unfortunately, in contrast, the majority of the impact that we have on our bone health occurs at a much younger age. In fact, […]

Eating Disorders, Men's Health, Non-Diet Nutrition, Sports Nutrition, Women's Health

November 29, 2021

Bone Health and Injury Prevention