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March 01, 2012

Lacrosse and Nutrition

Lacrosse is a high energy, stop and go sport. The intensity of this sport with it’s bursts of energy and constant running require a high carbohydrate, moderate protein, low-fat diet. Exceptional lacrosse players contend with sprinting and  sustained bouts of running, therefore carbohydrates are the primary fuel for this intense sport.

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March 01, 2012

On the Go Nutrition

The simple answer is “yes”! A balanced plate involves eating a variety of foods from ALL food groups in appropriate portion sizes.  You will need to pre-plan by packing foods to balance your meals and look for restaurants in advance that can accommodate your needs.

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February 29, 2012

Body Composition and Sports

Unfortunately people, and even kids, continue to experiment with fad diets, pills and potions to improve their body physique. Such extreme eating behaviors can lead to compulsive eating behaviors, eating disorders or frustration with weight that “yo-yo’s” up and down. Deciding whether an athlete, especially a child athlete, needs to gain or loose weight and then deciding HOW to do it can be quite a challenge and should not be undertaken without supervision by your physician or registered dietitian.

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February 29, 2012

Performance Hydration

There are 6 key nutrients that are important for good health, however water or fluids is frequently overlooked as a key nutrient for optimal performance. There are 4 main goals of hydration during sports, they are...

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February 29, 2012

Fueling Your Body During and After Performance

Glucose, or sugar, is a quick energy source for the body and is an important source of energy during exercise. Glycogen is the main way the body stores glucose for later use. It is a large molecule produced in the liver, although it is also stored in the muscle and fat cells. After eating carbs, the body produces more glycogen.

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