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 …

Allergen Free Snack Ideas For Teen Athletes

Do you have an athlete that suffers from food allergies? I hosted a free online Sports Nutrition Workshop on February 20, 2020, and one of the parents asked the following question:  My athlete has severe food allergies, what are some snack ideas? She said her athlete was allergic to nuts, seeds, eggs, and shellfish. Being that her athlete is allergic …

Sports Nutrition Doesn’t Have To Be Boring

I have something special for you!  One of the most common struggles that parents raising athletes have, is that their meals are the same every week… booooring! Parents are too busy running their athletes to and from practice or games to have the mental bandwidth to come up with new ideas on their own. Well, my friend, I am in …

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 …

Sports Performance Snacks For Athletes

As an athlete, what you snack on in between meals is very important.  If you were to snack on chips and dip, popcorn, crackers, candy (you get the point) first, these types of foods aren’t very filling and you will get sick of them before you get full, and second, they spike your blood sugar creating your energy to become …

Griffen: A Story of Injury and Recovery

I’d like to share a story with you of being on top, getting knocked down, and then coming back strong. In life, this happens; as adults, we’ve grown to expect it. But can you imagine how it feels to a young teen who felt like his game was FINALLY coming together for him? It can be heartbreaking and soul-crushing.   …

Is your body at risk from toxic exposure?

Have you ever visited a landfill or local dump? If you are like me, you completely shiver at the sight of it. There are so many things in our environment that we get exposed to on a daily basis that many of us are walking-breathing landfills. Our bodies are full of toxins that are damaging our brains and declining our …

Symptoms Of An Unhealthy Brain

While I am about to share with you the most common symptoms of an unhealthy brain, rest assured that if you are experiencing any of these, the health of your brain is within your control!! Symptoms include: Depression/Sadness/Mood Swings Anxiety/Stress/Panic Attacks Chronic Fatigue/Wired & Tired Unfocused/Mentally Absent/Forgetfulness/Short Term Memory Loss/Brain Fog Digestive Issues/Weak Immune System How did we get here?  There are …

How Caffeine Can Induce Anxiety

When stress is really high in my life, I get a lot of anxiety. Heart beating fast, shortness of breath and on the brink of a panic attack. I started reducing my stress by doing some yoga, deep breathing, meditation and taking nightly walks.  I could feel my anxiety melting away. Even though I was working hard to reduce my …

Top 3 Strategies to Enjoy the Holidays Without the Weight Gain

Question…  How much Halloween candy have you enjoyed already? I have enjoyed my fair share of Snickers and Milky Ways, they were great but now I feel satisfied.  I have had 4 minis for the past three days. I didn’t start even eating them until this week.  Mainly, because they just didn’t sound good to me until now. So many …