Top Race Mistakes You May Be Afraid to Admit You Made
Still drinking chocolate milk? You can now add McDonald’s to your plate.
Now that race season is in full swing, we are starting to do more and more post-race analysis for our athletes. Post-race analysis usually makes the most difference when there is a failure of some kind, like walking the run, having stomach cramps, panic during the swim, etc. It’s like anything else in life: there […]
Is This True?
Hopefully by now you know one thing about me (Coach Jess): I HATE chocolate milk as a recovery food. I hate that triathletes are drinking this stuff thinking it’s healthy because it’s being marketed to death in top magazines, at expos, and at races by pro athletes and the dairy industry. Chocolate milk may indeed […]
Chocolate Milk as Recovery Food and the Dangers of Nutritionism
You know how sometimes the things that drive us crazy about other people are things we used to do ourselves (or still do)? I’m feeling that way today. Let me explain. I can get pretty obsessive about consuming blogs, books, and podcasts when I am interested in a subject. We are lucky to have such […]
“Everything in Moderation” is Lazy Thinking
When we published our last newsletter, we heard from a number of people about the piece on chocolate milk. My first thought was “People read out newsletter?” and my second thought was that I had certainly touched a nerve! It got me thinking even more about the rampant use of chocolate milk, sports nutrition products, […]
“In the world of modern processed foods, “everything in moderation” is a recipe for a moderate level of health, which is hardly something you want to aim for” -Dr. Cate Shanahan I’ve just finished a book called Deep Nutrition by Dr. Cate Shanahan. I was prompted to read it after hearing her on a podcast […]
Holiday Weight Loss Guide
We have been getting more inquiries about Nutrition Coaching lately, so we thought it might be useful to write a blog about it. I absolutely love working with people on nutrition issues for many reasons, but mostly because it’s so fun to sit down with someone and hear the inevitable words “I heard things today […]
How does your diet look?
If you are like most triathletes, you typically gain a few (cough) pounds over the off-season. If you want to avoid that cycle this year, it can be done with less stress and sacrifice than you might imagine. While we prefer that all of our athletes follow an approach to eating that closely mimics our […]
Just Because It’s Edible Doesn’t Mean It’s Food
Athletes are frequently asking for nutritional help. Nearly everyone wants to lose weight and eat better. But very rarely does someone really want to work on those changes. Why? Because it is hard. It requires actual lifestyle changes. It is so much easier to just go for a run than to make difficult decisions. Jessica […]
More Weight Loss Mistakes Triathletes Make
It’s best to eat food. That’s about the most basic advice I can give someone who wants to start eating better. Until about 100 years ago, we didn’t have much of a choice. We all ate food because that’s all there was. Now it’s becoming more and more confusing to understand what is food and […]
In a previous post, we outlined six major mistakes triathletes make when trying to lose weight. Today we will address two more mistakes:1. Low calories combined with high volume2. Assuming weight loss will occur as training load increases, and allowing winter weight gain. If triathletes could lose weight just by being bad-ass Type A’s, life […]