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RED-S Prevention

By Wendy Sterling, MS, RD, CSSD, CERDRD-S

Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S) is common and occurs when there is a mismatch between energy intake and energy expenditure. This has …

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Why Does My Child Crave Sugar?

I speak with a lot of #parents who tell me that they they have a child who eats “tons of sugar” or who has “no control.” Going deeper, I most …

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What is Overtraining Syndrome?

Recently, Olympic swimmer Simone Manuel revealed she was suffering from “overtraining syndrome” after experiencing fatigue, depression, insomnia & decreased performance. 

The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote:

“Overtraining syndrome is an important and …

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Rest Day Nutrition

Many have been told to “eat less” or to “avoid carbs” on a rest day. But on a rest days, the body is busy! Rest days are filled with healing, …

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Athletes and Eating Disorder Recovery

By Carly Reid, former UCLA Swimmer and Eating Disorder Advocate.

It isn’t a surprise that athletes have extremely competitive tendencies. We will go the extra mile, hour, or training session …

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Valentine’s Day Food Fun

Gearing up for everything pink or red as Valentine’s Day approaches!   Here are some fun ways to celebrate ALL DAY day long. This is also a great way to practice …

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Snacks

I often say that eating 3 meals and 2-3 snacks a day is good strategy for most people:  a young kid, an adolescent athlete, an adult weekend warrior, a pro-athlete, …

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Lets Ban the Word “Fattening”

FATTENING. I hate this word. It is often used to express fear about the perceived power that a food is thought to have on one’s weight and shape.

“This is SO

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The Rise of Eating Disorders During a Global Pandemic: How to Develop Nourishing Nutritional Habits

 

Many people are reporting the following nutritional challenges during this pandemic:

  • Food insecurity
  • Social isolation (no one to help with meals)
  • Chronic stress
  • Increased/Decreased appetite 
  • Unstructured eating
  • Missed meals
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Body Positive Parenting

Those who are diagnosed with eating disorders may have a combination of factors that create “the perfect storm” for these illnesses to develop. This may include one’s individual traits like

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