Post-season and Pre-season Nutrition

By Coach Lindsay Zemba Leigh  You may wonder if your nutritional needs change through the year depending if you are in your post-season, pre-season, general preparation phase, or specific preparation phase. The answer, like most things, is that it will depend on your specific situation. However, for most of us, we do experience fluctuating nutritional[…]

Seven Weight Loss Mistakes to Avoid

By Coach Lindsay Zemba Leigh As endurance athletes, we work too hard in training to hinder our training and race performances with nutritional mistakes. As a nutrition coach, here are some of the top mistakes I see athletes making with fueling and weight loss efforts. Let’s recount them here as important reminders to use our fueling and nutrition[…]

Boost your immunity with food

By Coach Lindsay Leigh What we eat, and don’t eat, can greatly affect our immune system, which is more important than ever right now. Those who eat more fruits and vegetables appear to have a lower risk of getting an upper respiratory track infections (Watzl et al. 1999). Even adding just one extra serving a[…]

3 Tips for Mindful Eating

By Coach Lindsay Leigh It’s easy to turn to food for comfort when we’re bored, anxious, and stressed. Comfort food is an easy drug. While we should never focus our eating on restriction and deprivation, we want to ensure that the foods we eat take care of our health and feed our body with nutrient-dense[…]

12 Pantry Staples for Healthy Eating

by Coach Lindsay Leigh We offer 12 of our favorite pantry staples to provide healthy, nutrient-dense, easy, meals. Ensuring you have these items in your pantry can help you limit the frequency of our trips to the grocery store during this time. 1. Beans and legumes. Select a variety of beans, including kidney beans, black[…]

Try new foods and recipes!

By Coach Lindsay Zemba Leigh One of the top reasons people fall off healthy eating is because of boredom. And now that we eating out less or not at all, it’s very easy to get bored with the same “go to” meals or foods day in and day out. So, let’s set the goal of eating[…]

Making Good Nutrition Habits

by Coach Lindsay Zemba Leigh Unhealthy habits. We all have them. Do you ever find yourself snacking at night when you’re not hungry? Or immediately reaching for sweets after dinner even though you’re full? Or turning towards sugary snacks for a mid-day pick up? Or going all day with not much to eat and being ravenous[…]

What goes into a day of healthy eating?

By Coach Lindsay Zemba Leigh I thought I’d share what I typically eat in a day to provide you with some healthy and simple meal and snack ideas. I’m definitely not perfect, and am continuing to build variety and new ideas into my plant based eating. I don’t count calories and I don’t deprive myself, so[…]

Costs and Benefits of Fasted Training

By Coach Lindsay Zemba Leigh Athletes sometimes ask me about fasted workouts, and I continue to see articles about it in running and triathlon magazines. So, it will be helpful to offer our thoughts on the topic. What are fasted/glycogen depleted workouts? Typically done in the morning after having a long night time fast, the athlete[…]

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