Back To School Sports Series – PreGame Meals

This week, let’s chat about pre-game meals. A lot of schools partner up with a food service to provide meal delivery before games. I think it’s an excellent service for both the athlete and the busy parent. However, the options are not always geared towards fueling the athlete with energy or strong performances. For example, last year, our school district …

Back To School Sports Series – Fueling For Focused Learning In School

Fall sports are in full swing! ???? My son, Ayden is playing Fall Basketball with a Club and High School Football. Ayden is a Sophomore in High School, and this is his first year ever playing football. He’s come home with bumps, bruises, scratches, and sore muscles, but he keeps going back for more. His goal is to come out …

Back To School Sports Series – Post Workout Nutrition

  Welcome to Back to School – Sports Series This week we are going to cover Post-Workout Strategies.   Ok, so your athlete has finished early morning practice, now what? Well, they need to eat within 45 minutes to 1 hour after practice. For most, this is going to be their 2nd meal of the day. After working out and …

Back To School Sports Series – Pre-Workout Tips

  Welcome to Back to School – Sports Series! On this blog, I am going to cover Pre-Workout tips for early morning practice. Now that school sports have started back up, most student-athletes have practice at the crack of dawn. So I wanted to give you a few tips to ensure your athlete is fueled and ready to go! First, …

Should you get blood work done at a Sports Physical for Teen Athletes?

Early August I took my son to get his sports physical and took this opportunity to get a few blood panels done. Here’s what I asked for: Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (measures glucose, electrolytes, hydration, kidney, and liver functions_ Lipid Panel (measures cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL and HDL) Vitamin D Screen TSH w/FT4 Reflex (measures thyroid hormone) Vitamin B12 Magnesium NON-HDL Cholesterol …

What To Look For In A Protein Powder Or Pre-Made Shake

I know many parents raising teen athletes feel confused about what they should look for in a protein supplement and rightly so! There’s so many on the market these days! So let’s break it down on the most important things to consider when making your purchase. Here’s what to look for: 20+ Grams of Protein Per Serving Teen athletes and …

The Best Sports Nutrition Recovery Practices

We are back this week answering another question from Susan, the OG parent from my online course Raising Elite Level Athletes. Question: What are the best low carb recovery drinks? This question sparked an idea to cover the sports nutrition recovery process as a whole and provide an answer to Susan’s question. Recovery after a hard workout, game, or training …

Calling all parents raising athletes who feel overwhelmed

As a parent raising athletes, I know how it feels to get very overwhelmed and run down at times.   There’s juggling family, work, sports, house, bills, etc., adulting never stops.  Amirite? Recently I found myself struggling hard! From one week to the next I felt like I was managing life really great to holy crap – what the heck is …

Mental and Physical Fitness (and how they’re linked)

Today we will cover why fitness, both mental and physical, are required to have a healthy brain. Remember a few weeks ago I stated that if you sit all day and don’t move your body that you start to become less of a genius? When we don’t exercise – it can decrease the volume of our brain and puts us …

Lose Weight Via Proper Breathing

Did you know that we lose fat through our breath?  I know when I was first asked this question I honestly thought it was by eliminating waste from our body. But nope it’s actually about 85% through breathing out carbon dioxide and about 15% through sweat, tears, urine and feces. Since most of the fats cells that are broken down …