Nutrition for Endurance Training

Whether it’s distance running season, triathlon season, or hours upon hours of exercise for other reasons, as training amps up, so should energy and nutrient intake! In this video and post, I’m highlighting the basics of nutrition for endurance training. If you haven’t read or watched it yet, first check out my post on the basics of macronutrients for fitness! 

Many people sign up for races with the goal of weight loss. Or, people continue training just to focus on weight maintenance. In reality that can compromise short and long term health, while adding unnecessary stress. The goal should be to enjoy the process while eating adequately to provide energy, aid in recovery, and protect all body systems. Continue reading

Hydrating Foods for Fitness

Since it’s the hottest month of the year, my next Fit Kitchen video is all about fluids and hydrating foods! {miss summer snacking?} Staying hydrated is crucial for your health. In the summer heat (hey, August!) it’s easy to lose excess fluid. Water is extremely important for many functions such as digestion, protecting tissues, spinal cord and joints, regulating body temperature, ensuring mental productivity and enabling maximum physical performance. Without enough water all of these functions can become compromised. Not consuming enough water can lead to cramping, headaches, fatigue, heat exhaustion, strokes, organ failure, and more

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