Lemon Water Better Than Coffee?

Is lemon water better for you first thing in the morning than coffee? Hydration is crucial to optimal performance in athletics! It’s no surprise that 90% of Americans walk around in a dehydrated state, especially in a culture that drinks the highest percentage of caffeine and alcohol. The first thing most […]

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Healthy Snacks

Young athletes and working-class Americans tend to struggle eating enough whole food meals throughout the day. Eating small snacks throughout the day helps bridge this gap! Here’s a quick list of snacks I like to eat and recommend to my clients: Beef & Turkey Jerky – Whole Foods sells grass-fed […]

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Grocery Shopping Tips

Grocery shopping can be a bit intimidating when you’re trying to switch to living a healthy lifestyle. I wanted to give away some of my secrets and tips for those looking to make the transition. 1) Buy food on the perimeter of the store The majority of your shopping cart […]

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Gluten-Free? Celiac Disease?

What’s the big deal with gluten? What is celiac disease and why is it important? Gluten is a binding protein found in , but not limited solely to wheat products. Gluten is found in barley, rye, spelt, triticale, and farro. In the US, the food industry loves to use gluten […]

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What Should I Eat for Breakfast?

You can ask “experts” on nutrition about breakfast and get a million different answers. Breakfast is arguably the most important meal of the day; however, I believe for many it is the most disastrous meal of the day. The reason I say this is because most people don’t understand the […]

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Top 10 Nutrition Tips for Athletes

Nutrition Tips Hydration – Over 90% of Americans are in a state of “dehydration” because of the heavy intake of diuretics namely alcohol, coffee, and soda. The rule of thumb is about 0.5 ounces for every pound of bodyweight. So a 200 pound male needs a minimum of 100 ounces […]

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Post-Workout Nutrition

Post-Workout (PWO) Nutrition is a hot topic in the fitness industry. I did a nutrition capstone project my senior year at NC State on the validity of PWO advice in popular media outlets compared to the peer-reviewed clinical research. What we found was that all of the scholarly research recommends […]

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Pre Workout Nutrition

Depending on your personal goals, type of workout and time of day you train determines what you should be eating beforehand. If you like to do fasted cardio first thing in the morning, you may want to drink some coffee with BCAA’s or take a pre-workout. Maybe your focus is […]

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