A healthy mixture of protein, vitamin D, and calcium, milk is ideal for growing healthy bones, preventing osteoporosis, and even weight management. Despite all of these benefits, milk’s tastier and more sugary counterpart, chocolate milk, often gets a bad rap. But, it’s not all bad. Research shows that a glass of chocolate milk (and other flavored milks) may promote muscle and exercise recovery as much, if not more, than other sport drinks.
Fat is an essential fuel for our bodies, but still tends to cause a lot of confusion. Although low-fat diets were all the hype in the 90’s, they compromise both health and athletic performance. In fact, no evidence has found improved performance or health with dietary fat intake below 20% of calories.
Have you ever been told to avoid eating late at night because it leads to weight gain? While it may be easy to think our bodies have an internal clock set to store anything eaten past a certain time, this is just a crazy diet myth. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Weight Control Information Network, “it does not matter what time of day you eat. It is what and how much you eat.” This pattern and your activity level throughout the day determines whether weight will increase, decrease, or stay constant.
Welcome to our blog! I wanted to use this initial post to introduce our blog, tell you a little bit about myself, and conquer one of the most outlandish myths out there.
I’ve been a Registered Dietitian (RD) for over 5 years and get questions every day about food, nutrition, and exercise. Navigating the big food and nutrition world can get pretty confusing...even for us dietitians. We’re excited to make the this world a little less confusing for you and share our journey of educating and learning! We’ll be blogging to clear up misconceptions, educate those interested, and get more high-quality nutrition and exercise information out on the web.
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I'm Lexi, a Certified Sports Dietitian and Yoga Instructor. I work with individuals to help them reach optimum health and performance through balanced nutrition.