SportMed Nutrition

How We Sabotage Our Diets By Cristina Sutter, SportMedBC RunWalk Dietitian Congratulations to everyone who participated in The Vancouver Sun Run InTraining program. Well done! Hopefully, you were able to enjoy nutritious and delicious food to fuel your training along the way. If you feel that you struggle with your diet, I invite you to consider what you are doing to sabotage your nutrition. Most of us have good intentions about our way of eating and do make lots of healthy food choices, but we often have one area of weakness that sabotages our success. We often do not need a total diet...
Pre-Race Eating (What Should I Eat and Drink Before The Vancouver Sun Run?) By Cristina Sutter, SportMedBC RunWalk Dietitian With The Vancouver Sun Run just about here, we may wonder what we should eat before the race. A good rule of thumb is to stick with your usual foods and not to try anything new in the days before. You may recall from Week 10 - “Nutrition Tips Discomforts of Running,” to stay away from anything loaded with fat or fibre the day before the run. That means no hamburgers, muffins, chocolate bars, lasagna, chili or big salads on Saturday. On Saturday, sip on 2-3...
SportMedBC RunWalk Nutrition Tips – Part I Where Do You Get Your Nutrition Information? By Cristina Sutter, SportMedBC RunWalk Dietitian As you read my weekly nutrition articles in The Vancouver Sun beginning next Monday, January 23rd, you will learn about why we eat, how we eat, how we feel about food, and how this impacts our nutrition, health and fitness. In this information age, there is a new diet, new super food and a new super vitamin every day. There is an ever-growing list of nutrients that we should not eat: salt, fat, sugar, carbs, gluten, the list goes on. The most...
Melissa Kazan is a Registered Dietitian and Sport Nutritionist specializing in nutrition for health, well-being and sports performance. Melissa understands today's challenges to eating well, and works with her clients to set realistic health & sport performance goals. For more information on Melissa, and her services, click here 1. CARBS ARE YOUR BEST FRIENDS…and protein too! Don’t expect to run faster if you’re skipping on carbohydrate rich foods. Complex carbohydrates like whole grains, starchy vegetables and fruits are excellent choices that will keep you fueled...
One only has to turn on the radio or open a newspaper to learn about the importance of proper nutrition. We, as North Americans, are acutely aware of the health risks resulting from trans fats, sedentary lifestyle, and poor diet. In an effort to make good food choices for our families, and ourselves many people look to nutritional experts for advice and guidance. In an attempt to meet the increased demands for nutritional expertise, health enthusiasts with varied training and education have gravitated to the nutrition field leaving consumers confused regarding the level of care they receive...
Do you struggle to make sense of food labels? Starting this year, reading food labels will become easier to read. Canada has made new regulations to nutrition labels that include improvements to the list of ingredients, the Nutrition Facts table and serving sizes. The food industry has a 5 year transition period to implement these changes but we may see the new labels as early as this spring. From now on, the list of ingredients will be easier to read by standardizing the font size and color and clearly naming food colors and allergens. Another change is that all the types of sugars will be...
As the excitement builds up for race day, you may be having some last minute nutrition questions that you’re just dying to know the answers to. Here are a few common questions with answers that you may find helpful. What’s a good meal to have the night before the Sun Run? What you eat the night before the Sun Run shouldn’t be too different than what you’ve been eating most nights if you’ve been eating a whole-food, nutritionally balanced diet moderate to high in carbohydrates. Continue following the “plate rule” – represent half of your plate...
With the 2013 Canada Summer Games in Sherbrooke, Quebec less than one-hundred days away, athletes are reminded that they are responsible for what they consume and they need to be aware and educated prior to and during the games. With so many energy drinks, supplements and medications available, athletes should read through the up-to-date WADA prohibited list to see if a substance in question is banned. For more - WADA Anti-Doping Code (2013 Prohibited List) SportMedBC Safety Coordinator Seb Hartell will be the medical manager for Team BC.
As the 2011 Western Canada Summer Games continue in Kamloops, SportMedBC is following the events and stories of Team BC.
As the 2011 Western Canada Summer Games have opened in Kamloops, SportMedBC is following the events and stories of Team BC. SportMedBC’s Manager of Performance Dr. D’arcey Musselman is along for the ride. D’arcey is the Medical Manager for Team BC . She will be keeping us up-to-date throughout the games, which run from Friday, August 5 th to Sunday, August 14 th . Here are some of her thoughts through the first two days of competition: “With two days of competition in the books, along with a successful 30+ medal haul for Team BC, it’s hard to believe that we have only been in Kamloops for a...

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