Sleep 101: How much sleep do you really need?

August 1, 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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Control Stress Before It Controls You

May 13, 2019 Written by

Most of us spend our days putting out fires and trying to control stress. Whether it’s handling household tasks, responding to work demands or wiping little noses, our lives are full of stress. Here’s the thing… Many of us thrive on those demands. We’re wired to put other people first and tackle epic to-do lists. That is, until our energy runs out and we realize we don’t have anything left to help ourselves. One day we find ourselves mentally... Read More

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Mindful Eating

May 12, 2019 Written by

Mindful Eating: Slow Down for a Moment Why do you eat when you eat? Are you hungry, bored, stressed? Today, we’re going to review some simple ways to recognize these habits (you may not even realize you’re doing it), and talk about ways to navigate around them for more mindful eating. Eat With Your Brain Most of us are guilty of aimlessly walking into the fridge after just eating a meal, opening it up and searching for something else to eat. Are... Read More

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Changing Habits

May 8, 2019 Written by

Changing Habits With Success Changing habits, like changing a training program, comes with a natural ebb and flow. One day you’re making tremendous progress and the next day you feel like you’ve regressed. It’s an normal (and important) part of the process. It’s normal, but it’s not easy. I get it, finding a steady rhythm of consistency to change your habits and food choices can be challenging. But thankfully there are a couple proven ways... Read More

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Macronutrients for Energy Balance

February 28, 2019 Written by

Balancing Macronutrients for Energy Macronutrients, you probably know them as “macros,” include carbohydrates, protein and fat. Each one plays a significant role our health, affecting our energy levels and body composition, our ability to do work and recover from exercise as well as our fight against chronic disease. Today, we’re going to touch on energy balance and how the kind of macronutrients you choose (for example, minimally processed... Read More

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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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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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