NCFIT Edit — Nutrition

Matt Walker
Where Your Food Comes From Matters

Where Your Food Comes From Matters

  Do you know where your food comes from? Don’t worry- I’m not trying to fear monger, but I have a point I promise. As a society, we are so disconnected from the source of where our food comes from, that we are more likely to buy the organic gluten-free french fries than we are to buy a potato and cook it ourselves. Walking into the grocery store, we’re immediately hit with the smell of sweet baked goods, and the shelves are lined with pseudo-healthy packaged items like organic Oreos or vegan chicken (or those french fries). Have you ever...

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Laura D'Aiello

What Does Your Protein Look Like? (+ 2 Recipes!)

  Before we dive into different protein options, I want to implore you to make a small shift in the way you look at foods- there are no true “Breakfast,” “Lunch,” or “Dinner” foods, these labels were created as a way to sensationalize heavily processed, carbohydrate-dense cereals, pastries, and juices. Instead of looking for traditional Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner recipes, look for the tastes you enjoy and try incorporating those into your meals. While you may already have gathered that I am a huge proponent of getting your Protein from high quality animal sources, I also recognize that for some...

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Laura D'Aiello
Starvation Mode-Does it Actually Exist?

Starvation Mode-Does it Actually Exist?

  We’ve heard this term “Starvation Mode” before. It’s used to describe the mechanism in your body that keeps you alive, suggesting that when you are depriving yourself of adequate nutrition, your body will gain weight to keep you safe. This is actually not the case. Technically, you can’t make energy out of nothing, so your body doesn’t produce the weight that it gains. There is, however, something actually much more complex at play here. Let's pause for a second and take a look at the human body. The human body is incredibly complex… but it’s not complicated. There are...

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Laura D'Aiello
Fueling for Runners

Fueling for Runners

  So you are a runner- that might mean short and fast or low and slow, or a mix of it all. No matter what your choice of distance, speed, intensity or setting, fueling for training is still important. There are two schools of thought around nutrition and fueling for running, and neither is necessarily right or wrong, but you should still understand both to make the best decisions for your body, goals, and lifestyle.   Running School of Thought 01: Carbs are Key This is a longer-standing, more well-known theory of nutrition for runners. The key concept is to...

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