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What is the key to maximizing athletic performance? The definite answer to this varies between sports, individuals, ages, etc., but I can tell you that no matter who you are, one of the most important parts is consistent nutrition. And this doesn’t just mean at...

My health teacher once told me that “We [humans] are like a walking Earth.” By that, she meant that our bodies are comprised mainly of water. 60% to be exact. It makes sense, then, that when we feel thirsty, our body has lost water...

With so many bars out there to choose from, how are we to know which ones are the best for us? Is it the bar with the most protein? Or the one with the lowest sodium? Or how about the one with no fat? Here...

Not all athletes are the same. Fueling needs for a gymnast will be different from that of a triathlete. Endurance sports have different energy and nutrient needs than power sports. Training for endurance sports can be physically and mentally challenging. Focusing on proper fueling is...

Remember the saying “you are what you eat”? Well, it’s pretty much true, at least in terms of athletic performance. Nutrition is an essential part of being an athlete. The quantity and type of food you consume can impact your games, practices, energy, and more....

Coming into my first internship, I didn’t know what to expect, which made me a little nervous. But my experience at Eat2Perform has been a series of successful surprises. When I started my internship at Eat2Perform I didn’t have a clear idea about what I...

Coming into my first internship, I was really nervous. I didn't know if I knew enough or what would be expected of me. Throughout the internship, I got the chance to take what I had learned in school and use that to develop nutritional plans,...

Nutrition bars can be good fuel for those continuously on the go. But these bars should not be relied on for replacing actual meals, since they are missing nutrients that are found in balanced foods. Eat them in moderation. Be careful when choosing nutrition bars,...

Performing in all day competitions during the weekend can make it difficult for athletes to sustain energy levels throughout the day. Knowing what foods to snack on can be tricky because you want to eat something nutrient dense that will also give you an extra...

Losing 5% or more of body weight is not uncommon in athletes that participate in weight division sports such as wrestling, boxing, judo, etc. Some athletes at higher weight classes cut weight so that they can compete at lower weight classes, hoping to get the...