This has become my standard breakfast whether at home or on the road. When traveling, I take along a pre-mixed bag of the dry ingredients. When it’s time to eat, I just add water. The beauty of this basic breakfast mix is that there are numerous variations on the theme. The basic mix provides a good meal in its own right. But you can expand the range of options with fruit … [Read more...] about Recipe: Power Breakfast Mix
Featured on the TrainingPeaks blog: Endurance athletes today have more choices than ever when it comes to fueling for training and racing. But the marketing messages of all those products often leave the impression that any workout regardless of duration or type demands a readily available sports drink, gel, or bar. If you’re training or racing for long periods of time, eating … [Read more...] about Differentiating Between Training and Racing Nutrition Strategies
It is impossible to deny that something is askew with the typical American diet. After all, coupled with a sedentary lifestyle, the modern American diet has led to a situation where 1 in 3 adults and 1 in 6 kids are obese and the leading health problems in US society are dietary related diseases such as high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease (which … [Read more...] about Beyond Nutrients toward a Healthy Approach to Eating
According to Dr. Robert Lustig, a professor at the University of California San Francisco, Americans consume 450 calories of added sugar every day. In a commentary in the journal Nature, Lustig argues that such overconsumption is just as bad as excess alcohol consumption in its health effects. Prof. Daniel Lieberman, an evolutionary biologist at Harvard University, makes a … [Read more...] about Are You Overconsuming Added Sugar?
This is a great easy-to-make, gluten-free recipe that works well as a pre-workout breakfast or a post-workout (or mid-afternoon) snack. It starts with a basic rice cake. Yes, I know, rice cakes have gotten a bad rap as bland, diet foods. But that’s only if you eat them plain. I was skeptical at first, too, until I tried the recipe below. The truth is that rice cakes act as a … [Read more...] about Recipe: Energized Rice Cakes