Simple Strategies to Boost Calories for Weight Gain
Some swimmers have a hard time gaining weight. They work hard in the pool, eat throughout the day, yet still struggle with maintaining, or even gaining weight. There are typically two ways I tackle this challenge, and I often use both strategies together.
21 Surprising Sources of Protein for the Swimmer
There are several delicious protein foods swimmers can use as part of a healthy diet plan. While the obvious sources come to mind, such as meat, eggs, and milk, there are many more available.
My Favorite Food Finds for Young Swimmers
I like real food. I like my young athletes to eat real food. So, when it comes to youth sports nutrition, I am always looking for innovative food products that can do the job of nourishing and fueling the growing athlete. Here are some of my favorite food products of 2016 for young swimmers.
3 Tips to Help Pick a Healthy Cereal
There are a few things to focus on when choosing a healthy cereal to add to the training diet.
Best Iron-Rich Foods for Growing Swimmers
Young athletes can turn their attention to top food sources of iron and incorporate them into the daily diet to help prevent an iron deficiency.
5 Surprising Reasons Young Swimmers Should Eat Breakfast
This dietitian wants the young swimmer to eat breakfast. Here are my reasons why.
Nutrition Strategies for the Young Swimmer with ADHD
It can be challenging for the child or teen with ADHD to match their nutrient requirements.
10 Protein-Based Breakfasts Your Swimmer Will Love
It can be challenging to get swimmers to eat breakfast. However, all swimmers may benefit from a routine that includes eating a healthy breakfast.
5 Strategies to Help Picky Swimmers Eat Better
Let’s face it, picky swimmers are a challenge to feed and fuel. Here are 5 strategies that may help.
Build Better Bones in the Swimmer
Certainly, a healthy diet and exercise contributes to healthy bones… but is it enough?
Competing at a Distance: Nutrition Tips for Long Distance Travel
It’s that time of year when many swimmers will be traveling to compete. Long distance travel can wreak havoc on a swimmer’s body. Here are a few tips to lesson the impact.
5 Nutrition Myths for the Growing Swimmer that Won’t Die
Certain tenets of nutrition are tried and true, backed by the research, and used in practical and effective ways. Other beliefs about nutrition are just that – beliefs. Here are a few nutrition myths that just won’t die.
Protein: It’s All in the Distribution
Protein is a nutrient that is well received and best utilized by the body when it appears regularly throughout the day.
Engineered Sports Foods: 5 Reasons to Put Them in Their Place
While marketers and makers of engineered sports foods will focus on the positive aspects and sell you every reason under the sun why you need them, what they won’t tell you about are the drawbacks for young athletes. But I will.
When a Meal is a Meal
When I wrote Growing Swimmers May Need a 4th Meal, I noticed a lot of comments on USA Swimming’s Facebook page indicating that 4 meals wasn’t nearly enough food for a swimmer.
Growing Swimmers May Need a 4th Meal
Try to rotate some of these 4th meal ideas into your swimmer’s nutrition plan, especially if “snacks” are growing in size and frequency.
Why do Swimmers Crave Food?
Why do swimmers crave food, particularly carbs?
6 Healthy Foods that Fool Young Swimmers
Many consumers are fooled by the food they eat. These 6 foods may be fooling your young swimmer, and here’s why.
What Champions Know About Nutrition
Here are a few things that all champion swimmers understand about nutrition.
High Fat/Ketogenic Diet: Love it or Lose it?
While the world of sports has seen its fair share of magical potions and powders, dietary strategies such as the high-fat/low-carbohydrate/ketogenic diet, are (literally) making their way into the mouths of babes.