Category: Nutrition

Why Do We Need Vitamins & Minerals?

Do you take a multivitamin? If you do, do you know why you take it? Vitamins and minerals serve so many purposes for everyday living and athletic performance. In this post, we take a look at two unique individuals: An active older woman A teenage basketball player Myself! These are case studies from Sports Nutrition […]

How Much Fat Do You Really Need?

Fat is demonized. We see it in plenty of products that are labeled as low-fat or fat free.  But fat serves vital functions in your body, such as: Being a readily available form of stored energy Protecting vital organs Insulation Absorption of vitamins Cell membrane structures And plenty others. However, fat can add up pretty […]

How much protein do I need?

How Much Protein Do You Need?

I’ll admit: before digging into Sports Nutrition for Health Professionals (2nd. Ed.), I didn’t think it was possible to eat too much protein.  I figured whatever protein my body didn’t absorb would be excreted.  It turns out that I was only partially correct. In studying for my ACE Fitness Nutrition Specialist Certification, I learned a […]

how many carbs should I eat?

How Many Carbs Should I Eat?

Several months ago, I overheard Person A talking to Person B about what he did to lose weight.  Person B: “So how’d you lose all that weight?” Person A: “I cut my carbs down to next to nothing,” he said. “Now I’m down 40 pounds!” Person B: “Hm, I might have to try that!” I […]