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Fueling The Vegetarian Endurance Athlete – Part 2

In Part 1, I shared with you an overview of what the diet of a vegetarian endurance athlete should look like for optimal performance and health. Here, I offer you my 5-step system for becoming a healthy vegetarian endurance athlete. You expend a lot of energy through routine exercising but, even more importantly, as an […]

Fueling The Vegetarian Endurance Athlete – Part 1

What do Bart Yasso, Scott Jurek, Rich Roll, Dave Scott, Brendan Brazier, and Hilary Biscay have in common? They have all achieved greatness as endurance athletes, all while consuming a plant strong diet (reports state that Dave Scott is no longer a strict vegetarian). Being a vegetarian is a choice. Unlike the brand of shoes you […]

How a Low FODMAP Diet Can Flatten Your Belly (And Change Your Life) — Part 2

In Part 1 of this series you learned that your diet can be modified to help you combat digestive complaints including constipation, excess gas and diarrhea. None of these symptoms are anything to laugh at, because for some people, they can cause them much pain, discomfort and extreme frustration. Instead of just excess gas, they […]

Oct, 11 Polly Nutrition

Dealing With Bulimia: Polly’s Story – Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, I discussed a bit about my personal battle with bulimia.  In Part 2, I’m going to be discussing the do’s and don’ts of communicating with someone with an eating disorder. What NOT to do Although some of the following may sound obvious, I can assure you it’s all been […]

Oct, 10 Polly Nutrition

Dealing With Bulimia: Polly’s Story – Part 1

These days it seems like almost everyone knows someone who has been affected by eating disorders in one way or another. Maybe it’s a family member, a friend, a colleague, or a client. The reality is, whoever it is, it can be a tough topic to approach. For both parties. But, what the heck do […]

The Truth About Carbs – How Many Should I Eat And Why?

In the previous article in this series, we discussed the research that showed no real difference between low calorie and low carbohydrate approaches to weight loss, but noted that low carb diets may naturally lead to a lower calorie intake. I’ve discovered a few reasons, mainly through anecdotes from clients, that avoiding carbs seems to […]

Making Sense Of Science: The Truth About Carbs – Part 2

In the first article in this series, I presented some basics on what carbohydrates are, the various types of carbohydrates in our diet, and how our bodies use carbohydrates for energy. This is, of course, probably not why you’re reading. If you are like most people, you are interested in weight loss, weight maintenance, body composition, […]

Making Sense Of Science: The Truth About Carbs – Part 1

Carbohydrates, fats, and proteins are the three major macronutrients that the human body uses to create energy. It is easy to forget today that food is fuel, not just fun! What is a carbohydrate? Where do they come from? A carbohydrate, like it sounds, is made up of carbon atoms, hydrogen atoms, and oxygen atoms. In their […]

Been There, Ate That: Experimenting With Different Nutrition Protocols

Disclaimer: any personal experience that I have with certain diet and/or nutrition protocols is just that – my own personal experience.  My age, height, weight, body fat, hormones, health markers, training, sleep schedule, and chronic stress levels are all completely unique. In sum, what works for one person doesn’t necessarily mean it is the best […]

5 Tips For Navigating Nutrition Pitfalls This Summer

  It’s official.  Summer is here, and for many of us, that means pool parties, weekends at the lake, and family vacations.  In other words: burgers, barbecue, and probably booze.   Not exactly the kind of food that makes us look and feel our best, huh?   Vacation doesn’t have to mean choosing between bingeing […]