Bone Injury in Athletes with Inadequate Calcium Intake

A Personal reflection! As many of my friends and clients know, I have been dealing with a broken finger on my left hand. I have had multiple surgeries, the last being at end of 2017. Not happy with the result. First words from orthopedics mouth were my bones are in a disastrous state. Really, me, fitness model (well almost, right, lol), nutrition expert (we all know what that means, right?) and even “the professor.”   Well, needless to say, pain and bone issues are persistent. My checklist of appropriate solutions has […]

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POWER MUFFINS

Another great muffin recipe from my sports nutrition kitchen:   FLOUR, ALL-PURPOSE 1/3 cup WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR 1 cup OATMEAL, DRY regular or instant 1 cup PROTEIN POWDER, VANILLA 3 tbsp SUGAR, BROWN packed 1/2 cup SUGAR, GRANULATED 1/2 cup BAKING POWDER 1 tbsp BAKING SODA 1 tsp CINNAMON, GROUND 1 tsp SALT 1 tsp ALLSPICE, GROUND 1/2 tsp CARROT grated 1 ¼ cups RAISIN, SEEDLESS 1 cup MILK, 1%  3/4 cups BUTTERMILK, LOWFAT ½ cup RICOTTA CHEESE, LIGHT ¼ cup SWEET POTATO, MASHED canned ½ cup CANOLA OIL ¼ […]

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FAST FOOD RULES !!

Ilana Katz MS, RD, CSSD Most clients arrive with conditions. The one I find the most obvious and demanding is that we are all busy. Whether it is running around for business meetings, carpooling for kids, errands, errands and more errands, it seems like living out the car tends to prioritize cooking in the kitchen. Statistically it is reported that at least 25% of all Americans eat fast food every day and there are more than 300 000 fast food restaurants to choose from country wide. Sadly, eating on the […]

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How to Form Lifestyle Habits

Ilana Katz MS, RD, CSSD Challenges are embraced, and once decided upon require the extra effort to ensure getting to the finish line. Does your resolve weaken before success? Do you risk stalling?  Do you focus on outcome instead of process? Do you consider yourself an “all-or-nothing” individual?  If you answer “yes” to either of these two questions, you may need to make more of your efforts habit-forming rather than forced.  Athletes who are consistent with good habits are the most successful. Athletes, or anyone for that matter, sustain momentum […]

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Make Weight Loss for Your Overweight Child a Family Affair

Obesity can be a huge obstacle in a child’s development, both physically and emotionally. Children suffering from obesity can experience isolation, bullying, or poor self-image in their relationship with their peers. This can also be a fundamental detriment to a child’s ability to maintain a strong and healthy relationship with their family. Because of the emotional, physical, and familial on the line, making your child’s weight loss a family project is not only a good idea, it is nearly critical to your success.  This guide will help you get both […]

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Ways to use Whey

Whey protein is typically known amongst the work out crowds as a lean muscle recovery protein. It works hand in hand with the breakdown of muscle during the work out to rebuild and repair those muscle fibers. However, whey also has its place in a regular healthy diet for similar reasons: it can be a nutritional and complete source of all amino acids, and not necessarily only for athletes. The most common use for whey is making protein shakes/smoothies however whey can also be incorporated in any overall health plan […]

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MAY 2018 NEWSLETTER

  Spring is in the air…  baseball fans are excited about the new season, all the teams have just completed their spring ball and have begun their regular season. Now the games count. Hopefully the previous newsletters have you transitioning into a good groove.  And like baseball, I hope you are in “full swing” to a newer and better you.  Now the pre summer plans count !! Spring also translates to allergy season, so first tip of the month: How to Keep Your Immune System Strong   In 2013, over […]

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POWER MUFFINS

Another great muffin recipe from my sports nutrition kitchen:   FLOUR, ALL-PURPOSE 1/3 cup WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR 1 cup OATMEAL, DRY regular or instant 1 cup PROTEIN POWDER, VANILLA 3 tbsp SUGAR, BROWN packed 1/2 cup SUGAR, GRANULATED 1/2 cup BAKING POWDER 1 tbsp BAKING SODA 1 tsp CINNAMON, GROUND 1 tsp SALT 1 tsp ALLSPICE, GROUND 1/2 tsp CARROT grated 1 ¼ cups RAISIN, SEEDLESS 1 cup MILK, 1%  3/4 cups BUTTERMILK, LOWFAT ½ cup RICOTTA CHEESE, LIGHT ¼ cup SWEET POTATO, MASHED canned ½ cup CANOLA OIL ¼ […]

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FUEL YOUR WORKOUTS!!

Did you know that most recreational athletes that sign up for an endurance endeavor with a main goal for weight loss, are in fact flabbergasted that even with the increased physical activity, weight loss does not come easy, in fact many even gain weight. There are a number of reasons for this: 1. the positive reason is because the new athlete may be losing fat, but gaining muscle fiber. Muscle being denser than fat, offsets the scale from budging, but the athlete is getting leaner… HOWEVER, this is not the […]

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Body Temperature: a Metabolic Thermostat

Ilana Katz MS, RD, CSSD   It seems the climate in most areas is a topic of conversation these days. It’s not that we are making small talk with weather conditions, but the unusual climates are setting in. Freezing way before winter starts, or a few hot days emerging in the midst of a cold spell, and vice versa for Summer. So how does a cyclist (or endurance athlete) know how to dress, or even eat accordingly, when they could experience four seasons in a matter of hours. In this […]

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