Nutrition Strategies

A diet is not a one size fits all—what works for one person may not work for you. It’s a reason as to why this space was created, helping you navigate through the weight of information. The right nutrition approach shouldn’t be stressful; you should be able to have your cake and eat it, too. So make this your go-to source for the latest nutrition information. And if you have any questions or would like to know more details about a specific topic, send Courtney an email. 

May 4, 2019

Practicing proper nutrition should be included throughout your entire training program to not only enhance your running performance but to prevent injury and to aid in muscle recovery. Your nutrition pace needs to be set for it to match your running pace during a 5K and training runs. So, out with bad eating habits and in with eating clean – priming your hard-working muscles with the right amount of carbohydrates, protein, and...

November 1, 2018

Halloween has come and gone, and the shelves are now lined with 50% off Halloween Candy. Before you consider grabbing a bag of M&M's or Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, consider a healthier option that will satisfy your sweet tooth. Enter: UnReal candy

UnReal candy is non-GMO, made with sustainable ingredients and fair trade ingredients--meaning the ingredients are not processed, and you can pronounce. Additionally, the ingredient...

August 28, 2018

The weather is about to become a lot cooler and pumpkin-everything is in vogue. Yes, it does give you the excuse to order a pumpkin spiced latte, but an expanding waistline may come with it. Instead of running off to the nearest coffee shop to ring in fall, start piling your plate with this season's super foods. These foods will hit your body with an array of health benefits like an increased immune system and a faster metabol...

August 28, 2018

Only 25% of people will follow through with their New Year's resolutions after 30 days, and just 8% will be successful. So, instead of setting resolutions this year, set goals that will allow you to live a healthier lifestyle. And the more specific you are about your goals, the more likely you'll achieve them. To help you get started, consider implementing one of these lifestyle changes below.

1. Reorganize Your Kitchen

Whether...

August 19, 2016

Hot dogs are the perfect summer meal, easy to cook and to satisfy the palate. These quick meal fixes contain several different ingredients and potential chemicals. You may already be aware of this and choose to forego the thought when chowing down, but a new study from the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry has shed some light on the sausage fest—indicating food adulteration. 

For starters, food adulteration is food tha...

August 8, 2016

After a large meal, it sometimes can feel as if you have a “food baby,” or what is technically called bloating. That swollen feeling can cause increased pressure and discomfort, and make your stomach appear bigger. It's important to understand that bloating is not water retention because it involves a mix of solids, liquids, and gas within the digestive system. To help reduce stomach distress, consider following these tips. 

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June 23, 2016

The best part about summer is the food—watermelon, cherries, strawberries, and more. Summer superfoods are what help pack more flavor into a dish while giving you a jolt of nutrition. It also gives you a good reason to splurge at the farmer’s market. So next time you hit the market, consider piling these superfoods into your basket.

1. Kiwi

One cup of this bright green fruit provides more potassium than one banana. Additionally,...

June 20, 2016

After eating clean for several days to weeks, cravings will creep up. With sweet temptations whispering in your ear, it’s hard to resist. Giving in for an ice cream sundae can lead to trouble—you’ll want more each day. While there are tips on how to fight these food cravings such as eating more protein in a meal, your body may be hungry for certain nutrients. For example, when you’re craving chocolate your body needs magnesium...

May 25, 2016

Becoming a vegetarian has become more mainstream—we’re no longer the outcast at dinner. Thanks to more meat-free options and health benefits, veggie eaters are now allowed to have bragging rights. While we may still be a minority, a lot of people don’t understand the lifestyle. 

Not all of us are looking to food shame others or stand on the PETA soapbox. We simply have chosen the diet based off of beliefs or food preferenc...

May 18, 2016

Characterized by a burning sensation in the chest and throat, difficulty swallowing, sore throat, a dry cough, and regurgitation of food or sour liquid, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a chronic digestive issue that affects 20 to 30 percent of the population weekly. It’s been thought that stomach acid backs up into the esophagus, causing damage to the lining of it in those who suffer from the condition. However, rese...

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