Carbohydrate: Fattening or Fueling?

Carbohydrate: Fattening or Fueling?

Subscribe to the WINforum Blog via Email Email Address It is hard to avoid the hype and confusion around carbohydrate. Are carbs good or bad? How much is too much? Can I have a bagel at breakfast and a sandwich at lunch?  We hope this blog will help you to decipher fact from fiction! Without […]

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4 Tips: How Weight Change Impacts Athletic Performance

4 Tips: How Weight Change Impacts Athletic Performance

Subscribe to the WINforum Blog via Email Email Address As a Sports Dietitian, every day in my office athletes want to change their bodies. Whether they want to “get BIG” or “lean out,” each goal comes with its own challenges.  Many athletes strive to find the “perfect” body for their performance, when in many cases […]

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Protein Power? Think again.

Protein Power? Think again.

Subscribe to the WINforum Blog via Email Email Address By Laura Hunter, MS, RD, CSSD for WINforum While any body type can excel in athletics, certain athletes can benefit from increased muscle mass and weight for performance. You may be thinking football is the only sport this pertains to, but I have had clients in […]

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Gluten-Free Substitutions

Subscribe to the WINforum Blog via Email Email Address Whether you’re recently gluten-free or have had an allergy your whole life, many brands now make gluten-free versions of your favorite pasta, bread, dessert, and more. However, sometimes gluten-free alternatives can be expensive. In order to not break the bank and maintain your gluten-free diet, here […]

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7 Tips to Fueling Athletes Who Compete All Day

7 Tips to Fueling Athletes Who Compete All Day

Subscribe to the WINforum Blog via Email Email Address When you have an athlete who competes in day long events like swim meets, tennis matches, soccer tournaments, and the like, you have to be prepared. The last thing you want is for your athlete eating candy out of the concession stand! You can help your […]

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Which comes first: cardio or weights???

Which comes first: cardio or weights???

Subscribe to the WINforum Blog via Email Email Address Working out is always good for you. The good news is that, whether you do it before or after weight training, cardiovascular exercise like running, swimming, biking or machine-work will improve everything from your heart health to your mood to your chance of avoiding many cancers. […]

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Broaden Your Whole Grain Horizons

Broaden Your Whole Grain Horizons

Subscribe to the WINforum Blog via Email Email Address The grains (clockwise from left): Barley, millet, red quinoa,  Chefs across the country are adding these grains to their menus. Supermarkets are stocking new, convenient mixes. And researchers are discovering that these ancient whole grains may help reduce belly fat, lower cholesterol and protect against cancer […]

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Which Smoothies Should You Go For?

Subscribe to the WINforum Blog via Email Email Address Hey athletes, are you on the road looking to cool off with a healthy snack or up your fruit and veggies? Check out this video that recommends a couple of options from Jamba Juice and even McDonalds!  But don’t forget–nothing tops whole fruits and veggies when […]

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Snacking for the Guys

Snacking for the Guys

Subscribe to the WINforum Blog via Email Email Address RDs interviewed by Today’s Dietitian say healthful snacking boosts metabolism, reduces hunger, and provides vital nutrients between meals. Whether it’s a bag of chips, a sleeve of cookies, or nothing at all, most male [clients] can use some education on the topic of smarter snacking. And […]

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A different, delicioius way to cook your veggies

A different, delicioius way to cook your veggies

Subscribe to the WINforum Blog via Email Email Address One of the easiest, most versatile side dishes is roasted vegetables. You’d be amazed at what 20-40 minutes in the good ol’ oven can do to your veggies. We’re talking crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, warm, comforting, and nourishing real foods. What could […]

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