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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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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How to Fuel on a Budget

Subscribe to the WINforum Blog via Email Email Address Competitive running or cycling is about focus. The finish line. Eye on the prize. No room for distraction. Training for a race is no different. But the body needs nutrients when in training, and if those nutrients are costly—and many of them are—that expense can prey […]

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Short and Sweet: Electrolytes Explained

Short and Sweet: Electrolytes Explained

Subscribe to the WINforum Blog via Email Email Address You’ve heard us, coaches, trainers, and articles upon articles tell you that it’s important to replace lost electrolytes, especially after a long workout or a workout completed in the heat.  But do you know what those electrolytes like sodium, chloride, potassium, calcium, and magnesium do?  Here’s […]

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Q&A: Cross Country Nutrition

Q&A: Cross Country Nutrition

Subscribe to the WINforum Blog via Email Email Address Nutrition is one of the most modifiable and controllable factors in athletic success, but too often it ‘s also the most ignored. Paying special attention to good sports nutrition, especially starting at a young age, may be the key to reaching new heights. The following are […]

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Do Athletes Have Special Nutrient Needs?

Subscribe to the WINforum Blog via Email Email Address Increased physical activity increases some of your food needs. You require more energy, water, and possibly salt (sodium chloride). An athletic teenage boy may need 5,000 calories a day, compared to the 3,000 calories required daily by his nonathletic friends. By taking extra servings of foods […]

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What to Look For in a Sports Drink Label

What to Look For in a Sports Drink Label

Subscribe to the WINforum Blog via Email Email Address Looking for a simple guide that let’s you know what to look for in a sports drink?  This one from Iowa State University Extension services is easy to follow and explains why paying attention to these labels is important.First, we look at electrolytes — sodium and […]

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5 Mistakes People Make with Food and Exercise

5 Mistakes People Make with Food and Exercise

Subscribe to the WINforum Blog via Email Email Address Eating Too Little FatDespite recommendations to include good fats at every meal, like avocado, nuts, seeds and coconut oil, some of my people remain fat phobic, and will scale back, fearing that fat is “fattening.” But the truth is, getting enough fat is a smart strategy […]

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Gatorade Nutrition: G1, G2, or G3?

Gatorade Nutrition: G1, G2, or G3?

Subscribe to the WINforum Blog via Email Email Address We recently shared a segment, “In Your Cart: Sports Drinks” which got us thinking…  Gatorade was one of the sports drinks that contained the three necessary ingredients: fluid, electrolytes, and carbohydrates.  But in our experience, it isn’t that easy to just choose Gatorade.  In fact, if […]

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