Entries by Hillary Ervin

How Much Protein Do You Actually Need?

As a dietitian, when working with clients, one of the most common areas of improvement that we work on is increasing protein intake. Why? The functions of protein are often misunderstood and protein often tends to be the least exciting macronutrient to a meal or snack.  Many clients express concerns that protein will make them […]

Pre-Op Nutrition Strategies

PRE-OP NUTRITION STRATEGIES WHO IS IT FOR? All ages & genders All major or minor surgeries Outpatient or inpatient surgeries BENEFITS → Supports the healing process → Reduces the risk of common complications → Reduces the rate of muscle atrophy/breakdown → Low-cost / high-reward strategy to implement → Realistic for individuals to apply QUESTIONS TO […]

The Impact of Sleep

Each day many of us juggle work, training, and the demands of day-to-day life.  It may feel like there are simply not enough hours in the day to get everything done. So in an attempt to add more hours to the day, it is not uncommon to take time away from the hours spent sleeping. […]