Fueling through New Hampshire’s 4000 Footers

Fueling through New Hampshire’s 4000 Footers

I’ve always liked hiking, but it didn’t become a major part of my life until last year. To make a long story short, I decided to hike all 48 of New Hampshire’s 4000-footer mountains before my 30th birthday, giving myself about 15 months (learn more about the NH 4000-footer challenge here). My partner generously agreed …

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What do College Athletes Eat? Your Guide to a Fueling Station

What do College Athletes Eat? Your Guide to a Fueling Station

This post was written by former intern Carly Orlacchio, an undergraduate nutrition student studying to become a dietitian at the University of New Hampshire. She loves track and field and has a passion for understanding the mechanics of nutrition for optimal sports performance. You may have heard of fueling stations in reference to the Olympics, …

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Why a Post-Exercise Smoothie Works

Why a Post-Exercise Smoothie Works

Whether it’s exercising in the heat or a high-intensity workout, my stomach doesn’t feel too great after exercising. So rather than avoiding foods and drinks completely, I still prioritize recovery nutrition with a nutrient-rich smoothie. Why? Because providing my muscles with the nutrients and my body with the fluid they need to recover is critical. My …

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Exercise Recovery: White or Chocolate Milk?

Exercise Recovery: White or Chocolate Milk?

Dietitians working in sports nutrition know that chocolate milk has an optimal ratio of carbohydrate to protein, which makes for a balanced post-exercise snack. But what about white milk? In this blog post, you’ll learn about: The nutrient differences between white and chocolate milk. Why chocolate milk alone works for recovery. How to use white milk for …

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Lift Weights? Here’s What to Eat

Lift Weights? Here’s What to Eat

Lifting weights is hard. It’s taxing on your muscles and requires determination to push through the pain. Yet lifting weights is not a one-and-done effort: To reap the benefits, you need to work your muscles frequently. The same is true for eating after exercise. But what should you eat, when, and why? In this blog …

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