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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Athletes and Eating Disorders – Do You Have Weird Eating Habits?

Athletes and Eating Disorders – Do You Have Weird Eating Habits?

Subscribe to the WINforum Blog via Email Email Address Does This Sound Familiar? “You are such a perfect eater. You never eat anything bad for you.” “I’ve never seen anyone eat so many vegetables. You are so disciplined in your eating.” “I never see you eat any sweets. How do you do it?” Comments like […]

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Male Athletes Struggle With Eating Disorders

Male Athletes Struggle With Eating Disorders

Subscribe to the WINforum Blog via Email Email Address In the minds of many, eating disorders are a problem that women — and female athletes specifically — experience. Olympic stars like Nancy Kerrigan, the figure skater, and Nadia Comaneci, the gymnast, reportedly struggled with them. And according to the Los Angeles Times, studies suggest that more […]

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Love The Skin You’re In

Love The Skin You’re In

Subscribe to the WINforum Blog via Email Email Address Days before your birthday, you open your front door to an explosion of confetti, singsong wishes and a table overloaded with decadent food. As you smile and utter “you shouldn’t haves,” your insides tremble with fear. Or perhaps anxiety sets in midmeal as you plot the […]

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Video: Media and the Athlete

Subscribe to the WINforum Blog via Email Email Address Emily Edison, MS, RD discusses how the media shows an unrealistic perception of beauty and how striving for that body type is not beneficial to athletes. She discusses fueling versus dieting. For more info and videos, please visit: www.winforum.org

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The scary trend of tweens with anorexia

The scary trend of tweens with anorexia

Subscribe to the WINforum Blog via Email Email Address In March 2006, when Michele Walker’s 10-year-old daughter decided to quit gymnastics, the Chattanooga mom was almost relieved. A talented gymnast, Shae had been moving steadily up the ranks of competition since she was 4 years old, but the effort was grueling: By fourth grade, she […]

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Teen Nutrition and Body Image

Teen Nutrition and Body Image

Subscribe to the WINforum Blog via Email Email Address “I’m fat.” “I’m too skinny.” “I would be happier if I had bigger muscles.” Do you hear your teen say or imply these ideas? What is Body Image? Body Image is our personal view and interpretation of our body, including mental, emotional, historical and physical components. […]

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The Dangers of Detox Diets

The Dangers of Detox Diets

Subscribe to the WINforum Blog via Email Email Address Linda Bacon, Ph.D, dreads swimsuit season, but not because she has anything against the beach. Instead, the California-based nutritionist fears what the season brings: scores of otherwise health-conscious citizens who subject themselves to deprivation diets (like the Master Cleanse) or intense exercise regimens, often in blazing […]

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