Hi there! I’m Ally, your nutrition specialist for BSN, and welcome to my little corner of the network website. Here I’ll be writing posts about a range of different topics from weight management to the proper pre- & post- game fuel to supplement use. I’ll also be posting suggested recipes each month to spark some inspiration for the kitchen.

A lot of the time nutrition is not the first topic on an athlete’s mind. Rather, you may be thinking about your training plan or the next big match. However, when it comes to athletes, nutrition is one of the top factors to success. Why? It provides several different benefits. While some are more beneficial to athletes than others, all are things to be gained when you focus on proper nutrition. These factors include providing energy, controlling weight, stronger immune system, providing the building blocks of muscle, better recovery, stronger bones, better sleep, reduced stress, and disease prevention. However, don’t forget that water and hydration is also an important part of nutrition and one’s diet. Especially as athletes, your body needs to be fueled correctly which includes proper hydration and water intake.

ally1Diet is a lifestyle and mindset, not just a temporary resolution. To achieve these benefits you have to be committed to changing your eating habits and diet. Diet can help to provide these benefits, which in turn, all lead to improved performance during training or your next match!

The game plan for the nutrition page is to have a monthly theme. Each theme will correspond (broadly) to what is happening during that time of year, and the sports that are in season. However, I hope everyone finds something from each post interesting or helpful. The key here is to not just find the information, but to learn and be able to use it to your advantage. I’m here to, and want to, help you become the best athlete you can. Now, I may not necessarily be on the field, track, or court with you, but food is extremely important when it comes to your performance.

Everyone is different, especially when it comes to diet and how food affects our body. If you’re interested in having information catered to you don’t hesitate to contact me! Or if there is a specific topic you’d like to learn more about email me a suggestion and I’ll post about it. I’d love to hear from you! My email is: timetofeednutrition@gmail.com.

Keep your eye out for my next post: Sweet, Sweet Substitutes, along with an inspiring recipe!

 

**DISCLAIMER: The information provided to you is not medical advice and you should always consult your doctor before you change, stop, or start any part of your diet. This counseling is meant to be helpful and additional advice, but cannot replace professional diagnosis and/or treatment.**

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