Filling in the Gaps: Supporting Youth Athletes Where They Need It Most – Part 2

You Don’t Know if You Don’t Ask. As a nutrition, fitness and health coach for sports minded families and Pro Athletes, the scope of my efforts encompass food intake and training oversight. But when diet and training are maximized and the results are not as expected – what do I do next? We are [...]

7 All-Star Foods for Athletes of Any Age or Sport

Her question came from left field and I wasn’t immediately prepared to answer. A popular fitness and nutrition podcaster was interviewing me about how athletes could stay in peak form at any age. “If you had to pick what 7 foods every athlete, regardless of age, should incorporate into his or her diet regularly, [...]

The #1 Thing My Most Successful Clients Have In Common – A Game Plan

Summer. Is. Over. Well at least that’s what they say when all the kids go back to school, which should almost be the case by the time you read this blog! It’s been hovering around 100 degrees here in Dallas, so while the kids are in school, the school zone lights are forcing me [...]

Immune Health: Do You Have a Good Game Plan?

Our immune system has ‘game’ as long as we provide the best possible playing field for it to execute its game plan on. To tell you the truth, we can be doing a cruddy job of taking care of ourselves and our immune system will still go to bat for us! Lucky us! But [...]

Shoelaces, Spirals and Spinach: Why Teaching Your Child to Cook is as Important as Teaching Them to Tie Their Shoe, or Throw a Spiral

How else are they (your kiddos) going to be healthy unless they learn to both identify healthy food and then prepare it for themselves and eventually for their family and friends? I was nodding my head in agreement reading a Time Magazine article just recently entitled How To Eat Now with the tag line [...]

3 Hidden Hurdles to Peak Athletic Performance

Going Beyond the Obvious… As an athlete, you know the basics to become lean and toned. Eat plenty of protein, high-fiber foods, and healthy fat. Get the nutrients your body demands for peak performance. Incorporate the right exercise and constantly mix things up so you don’t stagnate, or increase your chance of injury. What [...]

My 2015 Quest

I may be biased, I believe educated athletes make amazing leaders.* I’m concerned. With a record total of almost 7.8 million high school athletes in the US[1] and with the number of kids taking ADHD meds or digestive support meds on the rise[2]…I’m afraid that we are fleecing our pool of future leaders for [...]

Do You Have a Winning Game Plan?

There is a great quote by business guru Jim Rome (no, not the same as sports television guru Jim Rhome!) that goes something like this “You are the average of the 5 people you hang around most.” I love that quote. I check in on my circle from time to time to see how [...]

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