Pomegranate Ginger Sports Drink

Disclosure: I received free samples of POM Wonderful mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by POM Wonderful and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.

Alright readers, it’s pomegranate week! This afternoon while I was in the kitchen perfecting a delicious recipe that will be up later in the week, this one just came to me.

I also realized I had to post it right away because

  1. it’s SO unbelievably easy
  2. as a sports dietitian I somehow don’t have a sports drink recipe on this blog
  3. pomegranate juice has been getting me through “long workouts” the past few weeks

Homemade Pomegranate Sports Drink

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Intuitive Eating: A Respectful Lifestyle Part I

While I felt I adopted a non-diet philosophy during my dietetic internship and graduate school, due to seeing so much disordered eating as I worked with University at Buffalo athletes, my journey to this concept of “intuitive eating” came several years later. As discussed with Heather on her podcast, intuitive eating isn’t something covered in a dietetics undergrad program or our mandated internship {or wasn’t 10+ years ago}. And it definitely isn’t covered on our certification exam! Until I was working with a client who had previously been in a treatment facility for an eating disorder, the term “intuitive eating” wasn’t in my vocabulary. After she mentioned it, I got the book and read it in a couple of days, wishing I’d known how to pull these philosophies together in my practice so much sooner. Continue reading

Don’t Diet This January {What to do Instead}

Why You Don’t Want to Go on a Diet

Very simply, diets don’t work.

To be more specific, over 90% of people who go on a diet wind up gaining all of the weight they lose back. Roughly 2/3 of them wind up weighing more than they did in the first place. Why? Well, diets aren’t lifestyle changes. They are restrictive and put your body in a state of mental and physical stress. They hurt your metabolism. They compromise your mood. They reduce your nutrient intake. They suck the fun out of your social life.

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Whole Wheat Biscuits via Fertility Foods Cookbook

Today the blog is taking a bit of a turn away from fitness nutrition and seasonal recipes to highlight an important topic that impacts many couples around the world, but doesn’t get enough press. Even if I were not pregnant or trying to become pregnant, I’m excited to share a passion project and recipe from two registered dietitians and friends, Liz Shaw and Sara Haas (Sara is also a chef!).

Easy Whole Wheat Biscuits

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Holiday Recipes to Support Your Fitness

Fitness nutrition is not just for serious athletes. If your activity level is higher than the recommended 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week, the extra (helpful) stress that you put on your muscles, joints, cardiovascular and respiratory systems will need a bit more nutrition. While the stress we put on during exercise is beneficial, so that our body wants to adapt and become stronger and better, we put ourselves at higher risk of injury and illness if our diets aren’t adequate to support our recovery needs.

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Pre and Post Workout Holiday Recipes

While the holidays are a time to eat, drink, and be merry, those who are in training or regularly exercise may be more likely to steer clear of the festive foods. Why? It’s not always so much that those who exercise are more conscious about not allowing themselves treats (though that is unfortunately the case often enough). Many times it’s the fear that that consuming something “different” from their norm may throw off their digestion, energy levels, and performance.

Holiday Recipes for Athletes

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Black Rice & Squash Bowl and More Thanksgiving Sides

Update: Click to view my Fox29 Segment on Vegetarian Sides

It’s time to make your final Thanksgiving menu adjustments and get your grocery list set for this weekend! While I have plenty of fall recipes on this blog already, I’m excited to highlight a new one, plus show you the sides I’ll be covering this morning on Fox 29’s Good Day Philadelphia, and more.

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