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What does eating “healthy” look like?

This month’s theme for National Nutrition Month® is to personalize your plate. What does personalize your plate mean to you? If you would’ve asked me …

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Plant Based Nutrition

Chili Lime Veggie Burgers & Protein Needs for Vegetarian Athletes

Chili Lime Veggie Burgers with Quick Guac Brittany Wells February 14, 2021 With a whopping 9.8 grams of protein per burger, add a bun and …

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Progress, not Perfection

As we (thankfully) ring in 2021 its time to have a chat about New Years resolutions and, really, goals in general. Have you ever picked …

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Adding More Fuel to your Day

You know you need to eat more to reach your energy and performance goals. Each day you try to “add more” but what does that …

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Why Responsive?

One question I have gotten so far has been “Why Responsive?” I felt it might be worth it to explain the choice behind the name. …

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Plant Based Nutrition

Navigating Sports Nutrition when you are Vegetarian or Vegan

Interested in following a more plant based diet? Already a plant based athlete and want to make sure you are meeting your general nutrition and performance needs? Today I will cover the nutrients of concern for each type of vegetarian diet, as well as where you can find those nutrients in our food supply. Not currently an athlete? No worries! This post can be helpful for anyone who is seeking to consume a more plant based diet and is unsure where to start.

Plant based diets can range from those who exclude all animal products (vegan) to those who include animal products less frequently (flexitarian). This leaves us with a wide range of potential for deficiencies of certain macronutrients and micronutrients that we need in our diet not just for everyday function, but for performance too!

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