By Andrea Holwegner, Health Stand Nutrition Consulting Inc. If you are considering taking a herbal or dietary supplement, here are some questions you should ask yourself. If you answer NO to any of these questions you should reconsider taking the supplement. Question YES NO I am in a life stage that is safe to consider…READ MORE
Eating disorders (anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa) have been associated with athletes at all levels of sport. Often the eating disorder may remain undiagnosed or concealed due to the intense physical and mental stress that athletes endure in their training and competition cycles. Sports performance drops in athletes who suffer eating disorders due to poor…READ MORE
Sport participation poses a double challenge to feeding your kids well: They require more food, and arguably more nutritious food than the average child. They are rarely at home for meals. Click here for more about Sports Nutrition for Parents of Young Athletes (Med Sport BC)READ MORE
With race day approaching quickly, there are some important nutrition considerations to think about in the weeks and days leading up to the event.READ MORE
Often runners focus their attention on the meal immediately before a run or the few days leading up to a race. While this is important, prioritizing your daily meal and snack choices in the months and weeks leading up to the event is critical to optimize your running performance, recovery and ability to keep your immune system strong. Lunch is often a meal that is poorly planned for busy people and can result in quick fix meals that are not ideal to meet your nutrition needs. To structure a healthy lunch, think about planning three things. Include starches/grains with fruits and/or vegetables and a source of protein.
Here are a few lunch ideas to get you started:READ MORE
Breakfast means “break the fast” and is certainly one of the most important meals of the day to elevate your energy for the day ahead. Choosing to eat a balanced breakfast is one of the most important ways to help you reduce overeating later in the day and manage a healthy weight.READ MORE