Hydration Strategies for Competitive Athletes, by Katie Elliott, MS, RD

If you’re an athlete, chances are you’ve heard that hydration is important. Between Gatorade commercials, coaches pushing fluids, and national health recommendations, this is likely not the first time you’ve encountered a pro-hydration message. But, how well do you really … Read More

In The Spotlight – Theresa Firestine

Theresa feels far from being an elite cyclist. She also doesn’t believe that she deserves the spotlight. However, she agreed to share her story with the hope to inspire others. Although Theresa didn’t come close to shattering a record, or … Read More

A Day in the Life of a Criterium Race – by Kristen Arnold MS, RDN, CSSD

Special guest Kristen Arnold talks about what she does to fuel and prepare for a fast and aggressive bike race under the lights, the Criterium Race. Descending sun, scorching pavement, sparked nerves, race ready. I am a professional bike racer … Read More

Nutrition Considerations for Masters Athletes, by Katie Elliott, MS, RD

Masters athletes are showing up in force at starting lines and competitions worldwide. These athletes are not only participating at older ages, but they are also changing our understanding of what is possible throughout the lifespan. Yes, Masters’ sports are … Read More

Protein and the Athlete, by Susan Kitchen RD, CSSD

It’s true that athletes require more protein than their sedentary counterparts. And while many athletes meet or exceed the recommended daily protein requirement, they may not be distributing their protein intake appropriately. Consuming too much protein can be as risky … Read More

Difference between a Dietary Supplement and a Food Label, by Katie Elliott, MS, RD

Do you know the difference between a Dietary Supplement and a Food Label? Introduction Take a look at the labels on your sports nutrition products. As long as you have a variety of brands, you are likely to notice that … Read More

Nutrients of Interest for Vegetarian and Vegan Athletes, by Katie Elliott, MS, RD

Plant-based diets are all the rage right now, and with good reason. Epidemiological research has shown that plant-based diets may lower body mass index, blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels. Plant-based diets may also lower the risk of cardiovascular … Read More

Why I use Cocoa Elite’s Endurance Product, by Heather Wilson

Bonking, hitting the wall, carrying a piano on your back. Regardless of what you call it, every endurance athlete experiences it. The unwanted, sudden, and sometimes extreme fatigue will attest that proper fueling is the key to overcoming and ultimately avoiding … Read More

Why an Athlete Should Consult with a Registered Dietitian – by Katie Elliott, MS, RD

March is quickly winding down, which means National Nutrition Month is also coming to a close. Prior to the conclusion of this 31-day health fest, I wanted to talk a little bit about the nutrition experts, Registered Dietitians (RD/RDN). More … Read More

Eating Disorders and Athletes: What You Need to Know, by Katie Elliott, MS, RD

Sports are a playground for dreams, hopes, and aspirations. Yet athletic careers are also fragile, easily derailed, and often abbreviated. Fro m injury to burnout, there are many reasons dreams never become a reality. But of all the reasons hopes … Read More