Use of supplements for practical reasons

There is a lot of different kind of supplements on the market. This blog post will specifically discuss the types of supplements that are used for practical reasons. They’re also the most bought supplements by athletes. Other blog posts in this series are: Should I take supplements or not? How do I know if they’re […]

Use of supplements to correct and prevent nutrition deficiencies

There is a lot of different kind of supplements on the market. This blog post will specifically discuss the types of supplements that can be used to correct and/or prevent nutrition deficiencies. Other blog posts in this series are: Should I take supplements or not? How do I know if they’re safe? Use of supplements […]

Should I take supplements or not? How do I know if they’re safe?

A lot of athletes use supplements however they’re not always aware of the exact effects those supplements have and if they really need them in the first place. The term supplement doesn’t have a singular definition. The IOC defined it in its consensus statement as:   “A food, food component, nutrient, or non-food compound that […]

Food labels – Part 2: Nutrition tables and list of ingredients

To know if a certain product is healthy for you, you need to read the food labels. In the last part we described what is the real meaning of “Light”, “no added sugar” and other labels on the package. This part will explain how to read the nutrition table and list of ingredients. The nutrition […]

Food labels – Part 1: Labels on packages

To know if a certain product is healthy for you, you need to read the food labels. Because reading food labels is a hassle and not everyone knows how to interpret it, some countries started marking products with a star or color code to make it clear to consumers what is healthy and what is […]

5 Healthy bites to watch the FIFA World Cup

Crispy chickpea’s Chickpeas are a good source of proteins, especially for people that don’t eat meat. A tasty way to eat them in front of the TV is by baking them in the oven. Pour a can of ready-made chickpeas in a bowl together with 1-2 spoons of olive oil, some spices and salt. Cover […]

Why do diets fail?

As a dietitian, I’m almost always the last solution. People come to dietitians only after they tried every possible method in the Internet and failed. They try so hard, they follow the diet to the letter and still do not lose weight, not permanently, and sometimes it comes back with some bonus weight. There are […]

Welcome to the Olympic Race

The race for Olympic qualification has started. Whoever finds himself as one of the top 18 of the World Ranking List at the end of the qualification period will be forever remembered as an Olympian and – even more important – will get the opportunity to compete for Olympic gold. There are many competitions along […]

Things you need to know about sports drink

Sports drink are very common in the world of sports. Everybody knows that sports drink can prolong intense activity, since it provides the body with the fast to use energy it needs. What remains unclear, are the questions of which sport drink and how much. What is the optimal amount of carbohydrates? Carbohydrates are the […]

What not to do when a child is 200g too heavy?

The question of weight cutting in kids is a sensitive issue. My point of view about it is pretty clear: weight cutting is something that should be avoided as much as possible, especially at young age. Kids should eat healthily and consume enough energy for their growth and if a child can’t stay in one […]