Sugar: Sweet Surprise or Nutritional Nightmare?

Sugar: Sweet Surprise or Nutritional Nightmare?

By Katherine Beals, PhD, RD, FACSM, CSSD One of the questions I’m frequently asked by athletes is whether or not sugar is “bad”. This question usually stems from concerns about the sugar content of their favorite sports foods and beverages. Do they have cause for concern? Is sugar really bad for you and should you […]

Carbs are a Cyclists Best Friend… Really!

By Katherine A. Beals, PhD, RD, FACSM, CSSD and Breanne Nalder, MS Last week I overheard a couple of elite endurance athletes in the locker room at the gym talking about training and nutrition. Specifically they were lamenting the fact that they had gained some weight over the holidays and were now gearing up for […]

Nutrition Tips for the Winter Season

By Breanne Nalder, MS and Katherine A. Beals, PhD, RD, FACSM, CSSD It’s that time of year– the off season; the time when many cyclists reduce the volume of their cycling. With this transition out of high intensity training or racing comes the potential for the dreaded weight gain, especially as the holidays seem designed […]

2011 Sports Nutrition News from the American College of Sports Medicine

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) is the world’s largest organization of sports medicine and exercise science professionals. At ACSM’s annual meeting in Denver, May 31-June 4, 2011, over 6,000 exercise scientists, sports dietitians, physicians and other health professionals gathered to share their research. Here are a few of the nutrition highlights.