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Fueling Up for your Sport

Around the Table, Keeping It Fresh By August 9, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

An unidentified Australian swimmer at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games

With the Summer 2016 Olympics about to start, we all might be feeling a little extra motivation to get extra involved and active. But are you making the right choices nutritionally to fuel your workouts? Let’s break it down here.

First, an important thing to note about eating for exercise is that it depends on what you’re doing. This may seem obvious, but if you’re participating in endurance, high calorie-burning activities such as swimming, long distance running, or rowing, you need a lot more energy than lower calorie intensive exercises like yoga, walking, or leisurely biking. Both types of exercise are great, but you need to fuel differently for them. read more

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Hangry? Grab a high protein snack to carry you to the next meal!

Around the Table, Keeping It Fresh By June 25, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

This post was written by our fantastic dietetic intern Addison Ford.

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If you are not familiar with the term “hangry,” I am sure you have either experienced it yourself OR been on the receiving end of a hangry individual. Hangry = hungry + angry. Basically it’s those people who wait too long in between meals or choose the wrong type of snack so their blood sugar gets out of whack and they can become hangry… So don’t poke the bear unless you have a high protein snack in hand! read more

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