February 1st, 2018|

Unfortunately, carbohydrates do not have the best reputation, with some articles claiming that they cause excess weight gain, diabetes, and inflammation. If you look at the science though, when choosing nutrient-rich sources of carbohydrate- there simply isn’t a basis for these claims! Our bodies need carbohydrate.


June 8th, 2017|

The Female Athlete Triad Coalition extends a warm welcome to our website and blog. Please stay tuned for future posts related to the Triad, including tips for preventing, diagnosing, and treating the Triad.

Do Not Diet

May 15th, 2013|

Dieting—Not Allowed! It’s almost bathing suit season. Are you starting to panic because you’ll soon be shedding layers of winter clothing and exposing your body? Eeek!!!

Breakfast makes me hungry…

April 17th, 2013|

“If I eat breakfast, I feel hungrier all day” complained a working mom who wanted to lose 10 pounds. She was a breakfast skipper. She believed skipping breakfast would save her some calories and helps her shed a few pounds.

The Power of Food

December 3rd, 2012|

What do you do when a food has power over you? “I don’t keep peanut butter in the house”, reported Sarah, a working mom and fitness exerciser who wanted to lose about 10 pounds.

Body Image and Athletes

November 3rd, 2012|

Question 1: What are two things dogs and athletes have in common? Answer: One, both dogs and athletes love to exercise. Two, they both come in different sizes and shapes.

Protein tips for vegetarians…

October 10th, 2012|

“Since I’ve given up meat, I’ve been eating lots of nuts and peanut butter for protein” reported my client. She thought she was eating TONS of protein, but the reality is, nuts and peanut butter are not as protein-dense as many people think.

The Great Fat Debate

October 3rd, 2012|

Is it true that if you eat fat you will get fat? No! Fat is an important part of a balanced diet. • In terms of body weight, we need to pay attention to total calorie intake, and not grams of fat.

Nutrition Tips for Women with Amenorrhea

August 3rd, 2012|

“I’ve been training so hard, I’ve stopped getting my menstrual period. Is that normal?” “Should I take the birth control pill so I start menstruating again?” “Is it OK to not have a period for several months?”