Sugar Overload – Part 2

Written by: Lea Crosetti, RD (BariAthletes.com) IF you did not read "Sugar Overload - Part 1 yet - CLICK HERE -first The actual molecule of sugar (glucose) is needed for energy production within our bodies. When people go on extreme diets and eliminate all types of sugars or carbohydrates, our bodies begin to break down muscle and fat to produce glucose. However this process isn’t without … [Read more...]

Sugar Overload: Part 1

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Gluten Free Athletes

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Written by: Lea Crosetti The gluten-free diet seems to have become the next best thing. More and more people are turning to gluten-free foods despite not having gluten allergies or celiac disease. Food manufacturers appear to be abandoning the “Low Carb” marketing and turning to “Gluten-Free” to feed this frenzy. But why? What are the advantages of going gluten-free? First let me … [Read more...]

The Balancing Act: Sports Nutrition Supplements VS Real Food

Are your kitchen cabinets beginning to look like the inside of a sports nutrition store? During peak training it may seem like we consume more sports nutrition products than actual real food, whether it be before, during or after our rides and workouts. But how much is too much and can we get our sports nutrition needs met with real foods? Determining the right time and amount of the supplements … [Read more...]

Vitamin D “The Sunshine Vitamin”

Are you getting your daily dose of the sunshine vitamin? As cyclists, it’s easy to think we get enough vitamin D just from being outside as much as we are, but you may be surprised how many athletes come back with low levels. Vitamin D has been a hot topic in the nutrition arena with many differing debates occurring now. With more and more research showing the extensive health benefits of … [Read more...]

The Food Coach

A very common thought amongst cyclist is the advantage we have of being able to eat just about anything we want. Although we are burning off all those yummy calories and don’t have as much GI distress as runners, we are probably not getting the most value out of our foods as possible. Consuming the appropriate balance of nutrients can likely improve our performance. Although each cyclist has … [Read more...]