3 Reasons to Love Hemp Hearts

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As a runner, I am constantly looking for ways to improve my nutrition and my training. Training aside (because I’m here to talk food with you), I refuse to believe that I’ve ever reached the point of perfection. There is always room for improvement. That’s why I’m using hemp more, especially as my protein source in my recovery shakes this …

Are You Eating Enough Protein?

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Protein. It’s the stuff that helps us build our muscles and repair the damage from hard workouts, so that we are stronger for our next run. We know we need protein. But how do we know if we are getting enough? Standard recommendations call for between 0.8 grams (for sedentary individuals) and 1.2 grams (for active individuals) of protein per …

Top 10 Shakes to Fuel Your Running

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Shakes and smoothies are a runners best friend, for a couple reasons: One – Super Post-Run Awesomeness — Shakes are a fantastic way to deliver nutrients to your body after a long or hard run. They’re more appetizing to most than solid food (we tend to have suppressed appetites immediately following a run even though it’s actually a good time to …

3 Tips to Rock your Running in 2014

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Happy New Year! I trust you’ve made your New’s Years resolutions? I’ve spent past years resolving to be perfect – a perfect runner, a perfect wife, a perfect coach. A bit of a born perfectionist, I constantly disappointed myself because perfection is difficult if not impossible to come by. We can however, choose to be better than we’ve been before. …

Why Coconut Water Rocks (even if you think you don’t like it)

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You’ve heard the hype about coconut water, right? Your fridge is stocked? After all, it’s another one of my top 10 foods for runners… When I first heard about coconut water I was so on board. I mean, what could be better than a natural sports drink? No sugar added (no glucose-frucose or any other refined sugar), no colourings, no …

Top 8 Pre-Run Snacks

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(updated April 2018) I’ve talked in previous posts what you might want to consider eating for breakfast before you head out for a run… But what if you’re running middle of day or, more commonly, later in the day? Ideally you’re eating a carbohydrate rich snack that contains about 2-2.5 grams of carbohydrates per kg of bodyweight about 2-4 hours …

3 Reasons to Consider a Glutamine Supplement

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Glutamine. Have you heard of it? Do you use it? It’s a nutritional supplement – specifically, an amino acid that some athletes use to recover more quickly after workouts and to prevent getting sick. I’ve used it in the past regularly. These days I use it strategically and sparingly. How do you know whether or not to supplement with glutamine?  Let’s look …

How to Fuel Your Big Race (Carb-Loading 101)

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One of the most common questions I get is how to eat before a big race. Specifically, should I be ‘carb-loading’ the week before a race (and what does that really even mean)? What to eat the night before? The morning of? Does that mean I can eat more cookies? More oat bars?!! Carb-loading is essentially the practice of eating enough …