Articles on Nutrition Articles

December 18, 2017
If you want to run fast and feel good while doing it, you need to eat the right foods to fuel your run (and avoid stomach upset). This article explains how and why.

What to Eat Before a Run

What should I eat before I run? It’s an age-old question faced by many runners both new to the sport and those who have been training seriously and are looking to fine tune their training diet. While you won’t find one specific super food... 

December 13, 2017

How to Prevent Fat Gain During the Holidays

It’s not surprising that research shows that most fat gain occurs during the holiday season. The real question is, how do we prevent this from happening. In this video, I am going to outline the two approaches to keeping fat off during the holidays.... 

November 6, 2017

Post-Race Nutrition. Learn How To Make A Speedy Recovery.

You’ve crossed the finish line. Your legs can finally slow down. But your pulse is still racing from the adrenaline. Maybe you met your goal, maybe you didn’t. Next comes post-race nutrition. Either way, you’re done. Spent. Thrilled to put the race... 

October 2, 2017
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Should You Really Work With A Sports Dietitian

Are you a RunnersConnect Insider or Master’s Member? If so, then read below to learn how you can save 20% on nutrition services. As I entered college, I thought I knew a lot about nutrition because I had spent months reading FITNESS magazines cover... 

August 21, 2017

Orthorexia – When Healthy Eating Efforts Go Too Far

I was obsessed with healthy eating long before I was obsessed with running. As a college student, I lost weight and my health suffered. Now I know I experienced orthorexia, an unhealthy fixation on eating healthy foods. I was literally studying food to... 

July 24, 2017
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What To Eat Before Running – Learn The Secret

The question of what to eat before running is one every runner ponders at some point, and experiments with throughout their running journey. Through trial and error, runners find some foods that provide energy, some that cause stomach discomfort, or some... 

June 26, 2017
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Mindful Eating For Runners – A Common Sense Approach

A Personal Journey As I toed the starting line of my eighth marathon, I was focused on hitting my goal time but distracted by the uncomfortably full feeling in my gut. Mindful eating wasn’t part of my vernacular quite yet. After the taper period, travel,... 

May 22, 2017

The Secret Weapon for Better Relay Races

When I was in college, my friends and I used to run an 80-mile relay race through the woods of rural Wisconsin. Each runner in a team of five was assigned three segments of the relay, ranging from two to five miles in length. A support van with the four... 

May 8, 2017

Why Missing Your Period as a Runner is NOT OK (and How to Fix it)

So, you may already be asking yourself – how come a guy is writing about menstruation? Well, here are three answers to help explain: Many female runners do not understand the significance and health implications of irregular/missed periods and... 

March 27, 2017
Does caffeinated gum actually help runners and is it any better than drinking a cup of coffee? If you change how you take it, yes, it is worth it!

Is Caffeinated Gum the Tool You Need to Level Up Your Running Performance?

Runners are always trying to get an edge for better performance. With energy drinks, caffeinated gum, and pre-race or pre-workout vitamin supplements all being touted as highly effective performance boosters, it’s hard to tell what works and what... 

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