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8 Recovery Foods Recommended by Sport Dietitians

8 Recovery Foods Recommended by Sport Dietitians | My Sports Dietitian | Scoop.it
Eight sports dietitians share their favorite post-workout recovery food choices for athletes.
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Post-workout nutrition is just as important as pre-workout nutrition. Try on of these recovery ideas after your next workout! @mysportsdiet www.mysportsdconnect.com
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"The BEST Carbs for Getting Leaner and Stronger" by James Barnum

"The BEST Carbs for Getting Leaner and Stronger" by James Barnum | My Sports Dietitian | Scoop.it
(Click here to jump to a summary of this article) In recent years, while the rest of the world continued to live in fear of fat, the fitness community totally embraced it. Carbohydrates became the target of our frustrations; we blamed them for...
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Don't be afraid of carbs! Eat them and get lean!
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Banish Binges for Good - Nutrition Twins

Banish Binges for Good - Nutrition Twins | My Sports Dietitian | Scoop.it
As seen on: written by The Nutrition Twins, When you’re carrying the weight of a crazy-stressful day, a carton of B&J’s can seem like the only way to take the load off. And while there’s nothing wrong with treating yourself, that bowl of ice cream can quickly turn into a pint. With hot fudge on …
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A few simple tips to help get rid of the binge issue for good! @mysportsdiet https://mysportsdconnect.com

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Active Cookbook: 9 Portable Protein Snacks for Endurance Athletes

Active Cookbook: 9 Portable Protein Snacks for Endurance Athletes | My Sports Dietitian | Scoop.it
While protein powders and energy bars seem like the easiest choices to nosh on after your workout, there are more wholesome protein picks that are just as quick and easy to throw in your gym bag.
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Eating on the go isn't always easy for an athlete, but there ARE ways to pack good snacks that are full of protein. Check it out here!

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10 Diet Tweaks for a Healthier 2015

10 Diet Tweaks for a Healthier 2015 | My Sports Dietitian | Scoop.it
As a nutritionist and health advocate, I am not a fan of rigid diets or New Year's resolutions that you cannot keep. Unmet goals and resolutions just lead to frustration and feelings of failure. Instead, I am a fan of small actionable changes that yo...
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Dr. Lisa Young, PhD., RD presents her 10 tips to help you out with your New Year's Diet Resolution. 

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Eating on the Road

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Eating on the Road is tough for athletes trying to stay at peak performance. Here are a few tips to help from SCAN. 

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Optimal Performance Starts at the Grocery Store - My Sports Dietitian

Optimal Performance Starts at the Grocery Store - My Sports Dietitian | My Sports Dietitian | Scoop.it
The grocery store can be intimidating for athletes, since diet greatly impacts performance. Follow these tips in each section of the grocery store – your wallet and body will thank you.
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46 Names for Added Sugar (...How many are fooling you?)

46 Names for Added Sugar (...How many are fooling you?) | My Sports Dietitian | Scoop.it
We're eating 22 teaspoons of added sugar, on average, every day, according to USDA Economic Resource Service  data. That's 2-3 times as much added sugar as what health authorities recommend to keep...
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You could be consuming added sugars and not even know it! Check out this article and compare to some of the items you've been eating.

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What's New In Sports Nutrition? Eat Your Beets!

What's New In Sports Nutrition? Eat Your Beets! | My Sports Dietitian | Scoop.it
Sports Nutrition: Beets, genetics, and weight were just a few of the topics highlighted at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' 2014 Food & Nutrition Conference and Expo. Here's an update with some food for thought.
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Beets and arugula are powerful nitrate-rich foods that can enhance both athletic performance and your overall health. @mysportsdiet
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Eat Your Beets - Sports nutrition benefit

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Eat right, live well: Put protein-rich quinoa on your plate

Eat right, live well: Put protein-rich quinoa on your plate | My Sports Dietitian | Scoop.it
When you think of protein, images of a juicy burger comes to mind. But, there are other protein sources beyond beef, chicken, pork or fish. Today, Toby Smithson focuses on an all-star plant-based protein that is also a grain -- a grain that you'll find at your local grocery store and that doesn't involve fussy preparation. That grain is quinoa.
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Have you incorporated the superfood quinoa into your diet yet? If not, consider it! 

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Avoiding a Thanksgiving food hangover

Avoiding a Thanksgiving food hangover | My Sports Dietitian | Scoop.it
It's easy to self indulge when eating your delicious Thanksgiving meal, but eating too much can lead to a food hangover.
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Does the big Thanksgiving feast usually leave you feeling sluggish the next day? Read this article on how to avoid that Thanksgiving food hangover.

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Ask Well: How Many Eggs Can I Eat?

Ask Well: How Many Eggs Can I Eat? | My Sports Dietitian | Scoop.it
What is the current recommendation on eating eggs and heart health?
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We've heard at one point or another to stay away from too many eggs, as the yolks have cholesterol in them. Can too many eggs be unsafe? Read more here. 

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5 Eating Habits You Should Lose

5 Eating Habits You Should Lose | My Sports Dietitian | Scoop.it
Nutritionist and founder of Nutrition Bite LLC Alyse Levine joined us live with 5 eating habits that are derailing your weight loss efforts. For more information on the list of 5 and more eating h...
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Are you trying to lose weight and what you're doing isn't working? Ditch these five habits to help you stay on track with your weight loss goals. www.mysportsdconnect.com @mysportsdiet
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The U.S. government is poised to withdraw longstanding warnings about cholesterol

The U.S. government is poised to withdraw longstanding warnings about cholesterol | My Sports Dietitian | Scoop.it
One of the longstanding arch-villains in the American diet is being demoted.
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The new Dietary Guidelines for Americans is going to say what we've been preaching: eggs aren't bad for you. @mysportsdiet www.mysportsdconnect.com
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Lose the Diet for Swimsuit Season (why diets don't work)

Lose the Diet for Swimsuit Season (why diets don't work) | My Sports Dietitian | Scoop.it
As the Spring unfolds around us here in the East (and a mighty long awaited
one, I might add), I keep hearing women around me talking about how summer
is coming and they need to get in shape or lose some weight to look better
in a bathing suit. It makes me sad when the next statement after that is
usually about some new diet they are on or some major food group they are
eliminating or reducing -- usually flour, sugar, gluten or carbohydrates in
general.

Now, some people do indeed have gluten intolerance, wheat and other
allergies, or celiac disease and need to avoid some forms of carbohydrate
for their health and well-being, but there are more and more people
reducing carbohydrates with the goal of weight loss. There is no question
that many people eat more grain-based and sugary foods than their body
might need. However, the recent fad to lower carbohydrates across the board
is reminiscent of the low-fat, no-fat craze in the 80s and 90s that I
remember when I started my work in nutrition. (Those of you as old as I am,
do you remember Snackwell Cookies? They were fat-free, and we somehow felt
like we could eat whole sleeves of them, even though they replaced all the
fat with sugar.)

The diet industry is a billion dollar industry, so the diet pushers will
not tell you the facts.  Research shows that 95% of people who go on a diet
will gain all the weight back (and often more) in the end. In fact, studies
have shown that going on a diet is actually a predictor for having an
increased body weight, particularly if you went on a diet during your child
or teen years.

et's take a look at why dieting is particularly nasty...

Some physical risks of repeated dieting include:

 

* Inadequate nutrition
* Decreased metabolism
* Fatigue
* Weakness
* Alterations in fat deposition
* Hypertension
* Increased risk of cardiac and cardiovascular problems
* Premature aging with weight cycling and nutrient deficiencies
* Gallstones

Some psychological risks of repeated dieting include: 

* Obsession with weight
* Heightened responsiveness to external food cues
* ecreased enjoyment of food
* Disordered eating patterns
* isordered lifestyle (excessive or inadequate exercise, social life
affected by avoiding certain eating occasions, etc.)
* ncreased incidence of eating disorders
* Increased pressure to conform to society's standards of beauty
* Increased sense of failure
* Decreased self-esteem
* Financial burden

So, if dieting doesn't work (remember, the 95% chance you'll gain the
weight back is just not good odds), then what is the alternative if you
want to feel good in your body at the beach this summer?

First and foremost, remember to view yourself as a whole person (body,
mind, and spirit -- not just body) and take care of all of you. See my
prior post on body image for more information about loving our amazing,
miraculous bodies. Many of my clients have troubled relationships with
their bodies and with food, and finding a way to nourish the body with
balance and care is a struggle.

So, what is a non-diet way of maintaining a healthy body weight, no matter
what body type you were born with?

Non-diet eating involves:

* Listening o what the body needs
* Responding to internal cues of hunger instead of external cues
(sight, smell, the power of suggestion) most of the time
* ot turning to food to deal with stress
* Being personally in control of food choices instead of being
controlled by the diet prescription
* ealizing that feeling healthy and taking good care of your body will
make you more attractive than a diet will
* Abandoning short-term weight loss for long-term and lasting
self-confidence, health, and wellness
* Having space for more nourishing pursuits and for what really matters
in life

So... you choose. And remember that it's not that you don't have willpower.
Don't let the wealthy diet industry convince you of that. You have the
power and control and choice to take the best care of your body that you
can. It's the dieting that is making you feel like a failure. Restrictive
eating is not sustainable. Our bodies and minds protect us against it by
making us want to eat. And eat more.

o your body and spirit a favor and ditch the diet (and maybe even the
string bikini that you wore when you were 18 and you swear that you will
get into again some day). Respect your body where it's at and help it ease
into the healthiest shape that it can be by vowing never to diet again. And
if you need help with a troubled relationship with food, my colleagues and
I in nutrition therapy would be happy to help you practice tuning in,
listening, and respecting that inner wisdom that we all have within us.
Most of us used to eat intuitively and according to our bodies' needs when
we were young -- until the diet industry and other well-meaning persons
told us that they think they know better.

Learn to trust your own inner wisdom again instead.

 
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As we all look forward to warmer weather, make sure to make lasting changes instead of short-term changes. @mysportsdiet https://mysportsdconnect.com

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Healthy Tiger: Go Nuts!

Healthy Tiger: Go Nuts! | My Sports Dietitian | Scoop.it
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Use nuts to improve your heart health and improve your performance. Go Nuts!

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Recipes for Athletes: 8 Pre-Workout Ways to Fuel With Bananas

Recipes for Athletes: 8 Pre-Workout Ways to Fuel With Bananas | My Sports Dietitian | Scoop.it
Bananas provide an ideal pre-race or pre-workout snack because they're portable, convenient and a natural source of carbs and potassium. These recipes starring bananas provide tasty ways to fuel up before hard efforts.
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Bananas are a great natural source of carbohydrates and potassium, which makes it a great snack for athletes. Check out this article on all of the ways you can incorporate bananas into your routine! 

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Top-Rated Diets Overall | US News Best Diets

Top-Rated Diets Overall | US News Best Diets | My Sports Dietitian | Scoop.it
Diets are ranked by whether they are: easy to follow, nutritious, safe and effective for weight loss and battling diabetes and heart disease.
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Thinking about a new diet? Find out if your new diet made the list--and if it's worth your time. 

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Foods to Promote Immune Function

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Flu season is among us! Help your body by feeding it a healthy diet. Check out this article that talks about specific foods that promote immune function. 

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Sleep: Best Performance Booster for an Athlete - My Sports Dietitian

Sleep: Best Performance Booster for an Athlete - My Sports Dietitian | My Sports Dietitian | Scoop.it
Sports dietitian Tavis Piattoly outlines the importance of sleep in order to improve athletic performance.
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How much sleep are you getting? Is it enough sleep for optimal performance? Read more here about how much sleep you should be getting for your best performance. 

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Run to Stay Young

Run to Stay Young | My Sports Dietitian | Scoop.it

WalkngRunning may reverse aging in certain ways, a noteworthy new study of active older people finds, while walking does not.

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Walking and running are both great ways to stay active, but running might help you stay younger longer. Check out this New York Times article. 

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Nutrition Network's curator insight, December 10, 2014 10:27 PM

This is a really interesting article about the benefits of running! It claims that running has lots of healthy effects that walking can't achieve. The main benefit is that it can help reduce aging. They conducted several experiments and it was proven that the people who ran instead of walked for exercise were in much better health and even could walk better. Something to think about next time you want some exercise! 

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Huskers All Access, Sports Nutrition

An All Access look into the sports nutrition department for the Nebraska football team. See how athletes use the Landing to stay on their nutrition plan.

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Lindsey shares the progress being made with Nebraska Sports Nutrition. @mysportsdiet     http://mysportsdietitian.com

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On Your Side guide to making healthy choices at the drive thru

On Your Side guide to making healthy choices at the drive thru | My Sports Dietitian | Scoop.it
It’s a busy time of year for us all. We’re racing around shopping for Christmas and preparing our homes for company. It also means we’re probably cheating on our diet.
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Do you find yourself needing a quick bite and thinking the drive through is just the easiest? Learn how to pick the best option. 

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Kati Mora: How to Enjoy Holiday Appetizers without Negative Health Impacts

Kati Mora: How to Enjoy Holiday Appetizers without Negative Health Impacts | My Sports Dietitian | Scoop.it
Often the main course at any big family meal is the center of attention, but what about all the delicious edibles leading up to the main event? Most holiday gatherings or parties involve more food than simply what is brought to the table during the sl
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Don't let this Thanksgiving throw you for a loop! Check out this article on how to enjoy your holiday appetizers without the negative health impacts. 

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