February 25, 2018

Better versus best on game day. Rick Gillis, PhD

Nutrition

One of the biggest and most important challenges any athlete has to make is what to fuel your body with on game day…when it really counts!  My son’s ‘go to’ is the choice on the left and is great ‘comfort’ food for him as he knows his body performs well on it.  Something to consider […]

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February 4, 2018

4 Easy Tips for Superbowl Parties. Rick Gillis, PhD

Nutrition

1. Don’t go hungry.  Don’t go to a party hungry. This seems simple to say but is often not easy to accomplish. The problem with being hungry when you arrive at the party is that your body wants something quick to fill the tank. For most of us, this results in reaching for the sweets, cakes, […]

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January 28, 2018

Protein Power Punch! Rick Gillis, PhD

Nutrition

Protein is unique among the major nutritional categories (fats, carbs, and protein) in that it’s the only one that if you don’t use it, you lose it.  The food industry has recognized this and provides multiple protein powder options for those who want to balance their nutrition throughout the day. Thankfully, there are many options […]

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January 21, 2018

Protein Pacing. Rick Gillis, PhD

Nutrition

Protein is the latest nutrient to be included in the ever-changing and competitive marketplace of mainstream nutritional products.  Protein is now marketed in candy bars at convenience stores, as an ‘extra’ for your smoothie at your local coffee shop or gym, in powdered drink mixes at your favorite big box store, the list goes on.  Protein […]

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January 8, 2018

Not all proteins are created equal. Rick Gillis, PhD

Nutrition

Protein and proper consumption thereof can be one of the most important nutritional factors in any training regimen.  As more and more people are becoming aware of the power of protein and the significance of it in your daily diet, many nutritional products are now available to support this need.  As is always the case […]

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January 2, 2018

Why detoxify? Rick Gillis, PhD

Nutrition

For most people, even those very disciplined with their nutritional habits, surviving the holiday season can be challenging.  A concept that has been gaining popularity but is vastly underutilized yet gaining in popularity is the concept of detoxification.  As it’s name implies, detoxification is the process to purge toxins out of your body.  Your body […]

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September 11, 2017

The multivitamin dilemma. Rick Gillis, PhD

Nutrition

All athletes should be taking a multivitamin.  Even if they are eating as healthy as possible, consuming whole foods, etc, our food quality is not what it used to be. That said, the world of vitamins and supplements can be very confusing and overwhelming.  With so many multivitamin options, it’s difficult to decide what is necessary, […]

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