It’s going to be hot at the Montreal half marathon this week-end. Be aware runners of the risk of dehydration and heat exhaustion! To be able to run at your best this Sunday, us, Sports Dietitians, advise you to do those 3 things.
In the whirlwind of everyday life, it isn’t always easy to find the time to cook healthily and make the best nutritional choices for yourself and your family. It gets even more complicated when you practice one or several sports. And yet, we know very well how diet affects not only our athletic performance but […]
In sports nutrition, timing is ultra-important. That’s why we’ve split the recipes in our Sports Menus into four sections: Recipes for 3 to 4 hours before the activity – Full meals Recipes for 1 to 2 hours before the activity – High-Carb Snacks (HCS) Recipes for during the activity – Emergency Carb Snack (ECS) Recipes […]
A healthy vegetarian or vegan diet has many health benefits including lower rates of obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer. And with careful planning, it can meet all your energy and nutrient needs to ensure you perform at your best. However, certain nutrients require […]
Not everyone has an off-season from hockey. Hockey takes over some people’s lives year round.
The off-season is here and if you are ready to use this time to become a better athlete you will need a plan. Expect that if you have a plan, and you try your best to stick to it, you will achieve top fitness and performance goals. The combination of trying your best and having […]
At restaurants, just like at home, you should be aiming to eat the right proportions of foods from the hockey players plate at each meal. By now you should know what pre-game meals work for you, especially how much food you need to eat and how long you need to digest the food. The playoffs […]
A vegan diet can be quite healthy for a hockey player, but only if you plan your meals carefully. Being a vegan means more than just not eating meat and dairy. A poorly planned vegan diet will be missing many important nutrients. If you are not ready to make the effort to plan balanced meals, […]
If you could see all the organisms that make up your microbiome, the first thing you would see is that there are many more of them than you by a factor in the trillions. Researchers always blow me away with the estimation that we may be carrying as much as 5 pounds of microbial weight! […]
For hockey players needing a performance oriented reason to enjoy holiday food I am giving you a holiday gift: my advice on how holiday foods can actually support a top athletic performance! I am encouraging you to look at holiday foods in a different light and to try some of the classic holiday foods for […]
To look lean requires a low amount of superficial (just below the skin) body fat stores and a good amount of muscle mass. This is why leaning out usually involves both decreasing body fat stores and increasing muscle mass. What the average athlete has trouble understanding is that these two processes are opposing each other. […]