Sleep 101: How does (a lack of) sleep impact performance?

February 10, 2019 Written by

Getting enough quality sleep is often emphasized for competitive athletes to promote physical and mental recovery from rigorous training sessions, minimize the risk of injury, prevent fatigue and boost performance. And losing sleep can directly impact performance, too. The last question we’ll address in our Sleep 101 series is how sleep – or a lack of – can affect your performance in CrossFit or weightlifting as it relates to competitions. How... Read More

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Life After the Nutrition Challenge

February 1, 2019 Written by

Life After the Nutrition Challenge You made it! After weeks of clean eating, being mindful of your portions, staying hydrated, exercising, mobilizing, sleeping like a baby, working toward your goals and motivating everyone around you! But, now what? What happens after the nutrition challenge? Preparing for life after a nutrition challenge is not a huge topic many nutrition challenges address (resulting in a lot of those notorious ups and downs).... Read More

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Sleep 101: How much sleep do you really need?

January 31, 2019 Written by

So, your training and nutrition are both on point, but you still don’t perform the way you want? Poor recovery  habits, like a lack of sleep, may be to blame. So how much sleep do you need in the first place? In this series, we’ll take a look at some of the most common questions about sleep. How much sleep do you need (really)? Most of us know that getting enough quality rest is important, but, far too few of us actually make shut-eye a priority.... Read More

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Strive for Progress Not Perfection

January 5, 2019 Written by

I challenge you to strive for progress not perfection. Focus on making an improvement, growing, learning, understanding more about your body, but allow room for imperfection. Just a little wiggle room. In other words, set the bar high, but be nice to YOU. Foundation Nutrition is about building a new awareness of how certain habits can directly impact your energy, mood, performance, sleep and more. I also want to help you improve your relationship... Read More

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How to Create a Bedtime Routine

October 21, 2018 Written by

Do you have a bedtime routine? Do your kids? You both should! Here’s why. Sleep does so much more than prevent us from feeling tired. When we sleep, we heal and repair our bodies. Get enough and you could experience an improvement in learning and memory (bonus for school!). Research also shows that getting enough sleep helps with feelings of anxiety and depression, and is associated with maintaining a healthy weight. Check out these bedtime... Read More

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Accountability: Do You Have a Plan?

September 29, 2018 Written by

Accountability Within A Strong Support Group One of the things we love most about this challenge is our awesome community. Our members are incredible at sharing their own advice, recipes, tips and tricks to help others succeed.  And what it all boils down to is having accountability within a strong support group. As we near the end of our nutrition challenge, it’s the perfect time to start thinking of this very thing. Stay on Course with Accountability Any... Read More

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Rest Day

September 18, 2018 Written by

Incorporating a rest day after exercise is essential to achieving performance goals, weight-loss or weight-gain goals, improving energy, sleep and much, much more.  What is a Rest Day? A rest day is when the body repairs, rebuilds and strengthens itself in the time between workout days. Incorporating recovery time is important because this is the time that our bodies adapt to the stress of exercise; and allows our body to replenish energy stores... Read More

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Endocrine Disruptors: What Are They? How Do I Avoid Them?

June 18, 2018 Written by

So, you’re drinking all your water, awesome! But now it’s time to step it up a notch and ditch the plastic bottles…and the endocrine disruptors that come along with them. What Are Endocrine Disruptors? Endocrine disruptors can be natural or man-made substances that interfere with our body’s endocrine system (hormone and cell signaling) and can lead to harmful developmental, neurological, immune and reproductive effects. Maybe you’ve... Read More

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Got Pain? Leaky Gut Might Be To Blame.

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Today we take a look into the connection between joint pain and leaky gut. Achy knees? Chronic knee pain? Stiff joints? Often, these ills are attributed to the unfortunate effects of aging and we just chalk it up to be arthritis. What if that pain in the neck was actually caused by an imbalance from another part of our body? Our gut. Several studies have uncovered a link between microbes in our gut and other diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis... Read More

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When Should You Choose Organic?

June 15, 2018 Written by

Choose Organic = Healthy? “Organic” always means “healthy,” right? Well, sometimes. Choose organic foods and you’ll avoid a lot of toxic chemicals, which is ideal… but think twice before you rely on the “organic” label just to justify that organic pastry. What separates conventional farming from the organic way? The National Organic Program, a regulatory program within the USDA has established national standards for organically grown... Read More

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