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Episode 21: Should Gymnasts Eat Less on Rest Days?

Episode 21: Should Gymnasts Eat Less on Rest Days?

Should nutrition look different on rest days, if a gymnast is injured, or on extended leave? It's a question I get asked frequently by parents, and on the surface, it seems pretty straightforward. If an athlete isn't working out as much or at all, it would make sense...

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Episode 18: Help! My gymnast eats too much sugar!

Episode 18: Help! My gymnast eats too much sugar!

Do Halloween and other holidays scare your gymnast (or you!) because there seem to be sugar-filled foods everywhere you look? It’s not surprising that parents, coaches, and gymnasts can become stressed and consumed with battling any holiday in which fun foods play a...

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Episode 17: Part 2 Top 10 Gymnast Nutrition Myths

Episode 17: Part 2 Top 10 Gymnast Nutrition Myths

We're back with Part 2 of the Top 10 Gymnast Nutrition Myths! I'm discussing myths 6-10 that are still so pervasive in the gymnastics culture and how they are ultimately hurting your gymnast's performance and longevity in the sport.  There is a surplus of myths...

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Episode 16: Part 1 Top 10 Gymnast Nutrition Myths

Episode 16: Part 1 Top 10 Gymnast Nutrition Myths

High-level gymnasts, parents, and their coaches are constantly inundated with information regarding their diet. Unfortunately, most of that content is just plain wrong, aka gymnastics nutrition myths.  I’ve rounded up the top 10 myths that we’re addressing every...

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Episode 15: Bone Health for the Gymnast

Episode 15: Bone Health for the Gymnast

Bone health is an essential aspect of the longevity of a gymnast’s career in the sport. Plus it has lasting effects years beyond sport.A young high-level gymnast (10-20 something years old) is in a critical time period for bone mineralization. Loss of bone mass begins...

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Episode 14: The Must Know about Gymnasts and Supplements

Episode 14: The Must Know about Gymnasts and Supplements

Many parents wonder if their gymnast's nutrition should include supplements and if so, which ones. “Food first” is the tagline of most sports dietitians. We are not “anti-supplement”, but there’s a lot to be said for focusing on what you can “add” to the diet to get...

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Episode 13: Back to School Nutrition for the Gymnast

Episode 13: Back to School Nutrition for the Gymnast

It's back-to-school time for your gymnast's nutrition. Did you envision making super cute bento-box lunches for them...and then reality hit and it's more like a fire drill each morning, throwing whatever you have into their lunch box?! And forget about feeding them...

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Episode 12: Growth Spurts 101 for the Female Gymnast

Episode 12: Growth Spurts 101 for the Female Gymnast

I’m back with another Quick Tip episode on what I consider the Top Nutrition Considerations During Puberty for female gymnasts. That’s right, let’s talk about growth spurts in the high-level gymnast and what you as a parent should be aware of when it comes to their...

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