Tips for Consistent Nutrition
In the Winter 2017 issue of Splash, I was intrigued by Olivier Poirier-Leroy’s article titled, “Staying Consistent.” It made me think of ways that swimmers should heed Poirier-Leroy’s advice and apply it to eating behaviors. So, with a thank you to Olivier, let’s review how the advice applies to fueling and hydration.
Make Every Month Nutrition Month
March is National Nutrition Month… But for Swimmers every month should be Nutrition Month. Here are 17 nutrition tips for swimmers in 2017.
Top Tips for Weight Gain
A mother of a 12-year old swimmer asked about weight-gaining tips for her son. She said he isn’t gaining muscle and weight at the rate she thinks he should, despite her strict attention to his diet of healthy foods.
Top Tips for Meal Planning
When planning meals for swimmers it is important to consider many factors; to name a few…age, training intensity and duration, gender, and food preferences.
Busting Myths About Ketogenic Diets for Swimmers
The ketogenic diet is still gaining traction with some coaches, trainers and athletes. How might it affect swimmers?
Talking Turkey for Athletes
Turkey is a great protein choice for swimmers. Here are a few facts to break through the confusion about turkey.
Myths About Vegan Athletes
Let’s address some of the myths surrounding vegan diets with a quiz.
Top Tips for Choosing Great Grains
For those of you who are healthy and active, grains are a powerhouse of nutrients and energy.
Top Nutrition Tips to Get You Through a Hard Morning Workout
If you eat a balance of carbs, protein, and healthy fats between training sessions, you maximize your muscle glycogen stores so you will be ready for the next practice or competition.
Should you go gluten-free to improve performance?
Will a gluten-free diet will improve swimming performance? Swimmers are asking that question.
Top myths about sugar substitutes
There are many myths about sugar substitutes, fueled by headlines on single studies and perpetuated by well-intentioned, but uninformed people. So let’s look at the top myths.
Top Reasons for Young Swimmers to Avoid Dietary Supplements
Here are my top reasons why young athletes should avoid supplements.
Top Tips for Choosing Healthy Fats in Your Diet
Here is a brief primer on dietary fats to help you choose the fats that best fit in your healthy eating pattern.
Top Tips for Fueling a Teenage Swimmer
Many parents ask how they can help their teen swimmer optimize training when practicing two hours a day, six days a week. Here are some tips to get 2016 off to a good start.
Facts on Vitamin B12
Let’s clear the air about what vitamin B12 can and cannot do for swimmers.
Top Nutrition Tips to a Happy Halloween
We all know we should eat less sugar, but how can young swimmers enjoy Halloween without giving up some fun on October 31?
Vitamin C and Colds
Unfortunately, vitamin C cannot prevent the common cold. The best it can do is make the cold slightly less severe.
Can a spice prevent delayed onset muscle soreness?
Results from a small study out of New Zealand has many swimmers asking if curcumin is the next hot thing for athletes.
Protein and Vegetarian Swimmers
Lean meat is a nutrient-rich choice for many athletes, but non-meat eaters can, with good food choices, meet their nutritional requirements and remain competitive.
Top Tips for Including Quality Protein
Swimmers of all ages are asking about the proteins whey and casein. Are they the super stars of proteins?
Top Snack Replacements
Here are some snack ideas that are nourishing, satisfying, and tasty.
Top Reasons Swimmers Should Forego a Ketogenic Diet
Bacon, burgers and butter? Why Chris Rosenbloom thinks this is not a performance-enhancing diet for swimmers of any age.