6 Delicious (Runner Approved) Desserts

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I just ate some chocolate. The reason I feel compelled to make this confession? That would be because I’ve spent the past 5 weeks not eating ANY chocolate or desserts (you’ll recall the beach body article I wrote?). Now, I’m not here to tell you that chocolate and sugar is healthy (well the cacao is… the sugar – not so …

Why Cherries can Make You a Stronger Runner

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Don’t tell my husband, but I bought a big beautiful bag of organic sweet red cherries for nearly $20. They were perfect. Heavenly. Divine. We thoroughly enjoyed them (but if he sees the price he might change his mind, ha). Okay, I totally splurged. But I have a good reason! Not only do they taste absolutely delicious because they are …

Top 4 Breakfasts to Fuel your Running

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(updated April 2018) In order to have good energy to complete a strong run, you need to eat breakfast 1 to 4 hours before heading out the door for a morning run. And even if you’re not going for a morning run (maybe you’re running later in the day), research shows that people who eat breakfast are leaner and healthier …

Gluten-Free Running (Never Tasted so Good)

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Sometimes gluten-free is a necessity. For those with celiac, it is a stark reality that they should never touch wheat, spelt, rye, kamut, barley or durum/semolina pasta again. For others, they simply feel better when gluten is removed: more energy, excess weight just falls away, bloated stomach flattens out, heartburn disappears, cravings fade, clearer skin emerges. And for those who can …

How to Know what Food to Eat

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I’m sure my weekly blog is not the only dietary advice you come across. You might also read Runner’s World and various other magazines, books and blogs offering the latest on nutrition along with a few recipes. But there’s lots of conflicting and sometimes confusing information out there. Go vegetarian… Avoid dairy… Do the gluten-free thing… Why not try Paleo… …

Top 5 Seeds You Want to be Eating

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I love my nuts and seeds. As someone who relies on a plant-strong diet, they provide protein and nutrients required for strong running and quick recovery. I realize there are people (I see them on a regular basis) who have allergies and sensitivities to various nuts and seeds. We work around them or find alternatives. But for those of you …

Why Runners Need ACES

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If your first question is “What the heck are ACES???”… Let me just say, good question! No, I’m not referring to the ace of spades, commonly seen as the highest card in a deck of playing cards. ACES is a cute acronym to remember the top antioxidant nutrients required for a strong and healthy immune system: vitamin’s A, C and E …

Why Hippie Dust Benefits Runners

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One ingredient I use frequently is hippie dust. What… You haven’t heard of it? Or maybe you’ve heard of it by another name. How about nooch? Red star yeast? Savoury yeast? Or how about its official name – nutritional yeast? But then again, it’s quite possible you haven’t yet heard of it at all! It appears many people haven’t heard of …