Lets talk keto. This is the #1 topic of interest from clients and was the first question that came up during this Monday's live Q&A with the Noelle Floyd’s Equestrian Masterclass Facebook Group. This has been quite the hot topic over the past few years now, and one with SO much misinformation, which I’ll clear up for you today. Before I get into it, I just want to say that I freaking LOVE the Ketogenic Diet. I’ve always found it to be extremely fascinating - so much so, that
Protein has always been a hot topic in the sports nutrition world, and for good reason! Protein plays a number of important roles in the body. They serve as the building blocks for building and repairing tissues such as muscles, hair, skin, and nails. They’re also an important part of enzymes, hormones, and the immune system, all of which help regulate chemical reactions, growth, metabolism and many other functions in the body. I get a lot of protein-related questions from my
Do you drink enough water every day? More than half your body weight is made up of water, and every single one of your organ systems need it to function optimally. In fact, research has shown that even mild dehydration can worsen athletic performance, reduce ability to concentrate, and can increase anxiety and fatigue. Consider the implications this can have while you're riding or even doing groundwork! You don't need me to tell you that our horses feed off of our energy, so
Summer is FINALLY here and what better summer staple is there than frozen treats, especially ice cream! If I could, I’d declare it as its own food group this time of the year (anyone else?!). One of my favorite phrases is, “everything in moderation”, and while moderation means something different for everyone, ice cream every day would be a little excessive for me...especially on top of the other summer treats I've been enjoying. So, I found a way to satisfy my craving while
Chances are, you've either been on a low carb diet or know someone who has. From Atkins, to Paleo, to the Ketogenic Diet, restricting this macronutrient continues to be touted as the answer to all our health-related problems and concerns. But is limiting this food group really the answer? Could removing carbohydrates from your diet actually cause more harm than good? What purpose do they serve? Are all carbs created equal? I’ll be answering all this and more in today’s post!
Hello and welcome! I’m so excited to finally introduce you to my blog, where I’ll be focusing on nutrition for YOU, the equestrian athlete. As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, I feel so strongly about the powerful role that food and nutrition has on our health, athletic performance, and overall wellness. I'm also a fellow equestrian with a showjumping background, and I've recently taken up classical dressage as a way to improve my jumping. I'll also be the first to admit