Training & Recovery Diet

Diets of Pro, Elite and Olympic Athletes Are Surprisingly Varied

It isn't just the average person who has quirky eating habits. Elite athletes like Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt do, too.

Mike Boyle's Advice To Athletes: Eat More High Quality Protein and Vegetables, Less Carbs

Top strength and conditioning trainer Mike Boyle echoes the advice of more and more nutrition experts in talking nutrition with 4-time Olympic medalist Angela Ruggiero: less carbs, more high quality protein.

Martha McKittrick: Kids Are Like Cars - They Can't Run On Empty!

MomsTEAM may be in the final 10 days of October is Sports Nutrition Month, but the great advice from nutrition experts just keeps on coming! 

Today, we here from registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator, Martha McKittrick: 

Martha McKittrick

MomsTEAM:Tell us a little about yourself and why you wanted to get into sports nutrition? 

Think of the food a child eats before and after sports as gas for a car. It can't run on empty, says a top NYC dietitian, and neither can kids.

Kat Barefield: Recommends Meal Replacement Shakes/Smoothies Before And After Exercise

As Sports Nutrition Month at MomsTEAM approaches its midway point,  today we hear from sports nutritionist, certified personal trainer, certified wellness coach, and mother of two, Kat Barefield:

MomsTEAM: Tell us a little about yourself and why you wanted to get into sports nutrition?

A registered dietitian, certified personal trainer and wellness coach recommends a carbohydrate- and protein-containing meal replacement shakes/smoothies before and after exercise to top off muscle fuel stores, replenish muscle stores, and support muscle repair and growth.

Lindsey Remmers: Avoid Supplements Where Possible, Pick Food First, Always!

October is Sports Nutrition Month at MomsTEAM. We invited some old friends and some new ones to share their wisdom about nutrition and offer always on-the-go sports parents fresh ideas and choices for healthy, easy-to-make breakfasts, lunches, dinners and between-meal snacks for your active children.

Lindsey Remmers University of Nebraska

Today we hear from the Director of Sports Nutrition at the University of Nebraska, Lindsey Remmers: 

MomsTEAM: What do recommend sports-active kids eat for breakfast?

The Director of Sports Nutrition at the University of Nebraska warns about adulterated supplements, and advises parents to look on the label to make sure it has been third-party tested by a reputable company (e.g. NSF Certified for Sport).

Cynthia Lair: Develop A Child's Connection Between Food and Athletic Performance


October is Sports Nutrition Month at MomsTEAM. We invited some old friends and some new ones to share their wisdom about nutrition and offer always on-the-go sports parents fresh ideas and choices for healthy, easy-to-make breakfasts, lunches, dinners and between-meal snacks for your active children.

Today we hear from nutritionist, educator, best-selling author and online cooking show host, Cynthia Lair:

Cynthia Lair

MomsTEAM: Tell us a little about yourself and why you wanted to get into sports nutrition?

An educator, cookbook author, and online cooking show host says it's high time we thought outside the cereal box for breakfast and taught kids to feel the connection between food and athletic performance.

Protein FAQs for Athletes

Protein is a popular topic these days among competitive athletes, but there is a lot of confusion about how much protein they need, when they should eat it, and the best kinds of protein to choose. A leading sports nutritionist answers to some frequently asked questions active people commonly ask about protein in a sports diet.

Lisa McDowell (Sports Dietician): Realized Power of Nutrient Dense Diet When Father Had Cancer

 

In recognition of April as National Youth Sports Safety Month, MomsTeam asked 30 experts in 2012 to write a blog answering two questions: first, how or why did they get into their field, and second, how have they made a difference in the life of a youth athlete in the past year.

Today, with the National Hockey League playoffs about to begin, we hear again from Lisa McDowell, sports dietitian for the Detroit Red Wings.

By Lisa McDowell, MS, RD, CNSD

A sports dietitian realized the power of nutrient dense when her father was being treated for pancreatic cancer.  She now helps elite athletes, including members of NHL's Detroit Red Wings, to fuel with the rainbow and eat highly concentrated, natural food; a diet which has helped improve performance, prevent injury, and speed injury recovery.

Recovering from Hard Exercise: How to Refuel

What's best to eat for recovery after a hard workout? Here's how, as the parent of a hungry athlete, you can help them choose an optimal recovery diet.
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