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What Fuels YOU?

What Fuels YOU?

What do all of these situations have in common? They all require energy to be performed, and just like a car gas fuel to perform; your body needs fuel to perform all of these activities.  The main nutrient that provides energy for our bodies, especially during physical activity, are carbohydrates. In fact, our brains almost [...]

October 17, 2013 Lisa Cianfrini, MSc, RD On The Fly, The Kitchen Comments Off

Top 10 Meal Planning Tips for Busy Hockey Families

Top 10 Meal Planning Tips for Busy Hockey Families

Nutrition and healthy eating is often the base of most resolutions. But if you’re like a lot of people, you’ve already forgotten the resolutions you made on January 1st. The good news is that having a really good meal plan can help you stick to your healthy eating resolution long term!  Which foods belong in your [...]

January 29, 2013 Susannah Juteau, MSc, RD — Consultant, Peak Performance On The Fly, The Kitchen Comments Off

Quick and Easy 5-minute Dinner

Quick and Easy 5-minute Dinner

With today’s busy schedules, a balanced dinner can be dropped just about as quick as a puck at centre ice.  Yet when it comes to the physical demands of an anaerobic sport, such as hockey, an athlete’s performance can easily lose its lustre by skipping a complete meal. In fact, a skipped meal puts an [...]

November 12, 2012 Alex Fioroni, The Nutrition Chef On The Fly, The Kitchen Comments Off

What You Don’t Eat Can Make You Sick! Stay healthy this hockey season with these top cold and flu fighting foods

What You <em>Don’t</em> Eat Can Make You Sick! Stay healthy this hockey season with these top cold and flu fighting foods

Even though we are in an age of overconsumption, many athletes are falling short of the recommended daily nutrient intake. This not only puts you at high risk of getting a cold or the flu, it also leads to poor workout recovery. And if your body can’t recover properly after a workout, your performance will [...]

November 5, 2012 Susannah Juteau, MSc, RD — Consultant, Peak Performance On The Fly, The Kitchen Comments Off
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