Kimberly Lackey was recognized in PeopleMaven’s 2019 "Nutritionist for the New Year" list for her work helping others navigate their health challenges through nutritional counseling and other natural healing methods. Continue reading the full article.
When you have a youth athlete, providing him or her with proper nutrition is of the utmost importance. But with so many diet trends and food fads, it can sometimes be hard to separate marketing tactics from reality.
And since every athlete has different needs, how can you know which foods are best for your family?
Many parents ask this same question. That’s why Youth1 rounded up 15 tips from dietitians and trainers to share some of the best advice in youth nutrition today.
Get Ahead of Their Metabolisms
Metabolisms are unique and vary across individuals. Kimberly Lackey at Empath Coaching suggests tracking your athlete’s metabolism to determine the best times for a meal or snack.
“Listen to reports from teachers, coaches, tutors and after-school staff to see if there is consistency in performance at certain times, or potential behavior issues that repeat at the same time each day,” Lackey says. “Healthy snacking during those times, and the right breakfast, could be just the cure you and your child are looking for.”
“There’s an important link between what kids eat and their confidence in sports,” says Kimberly Lackey. She joins The Ultimate Sports Parent podcast to discuss what kids should eat on gameday and how it can impact their overall mood and performance. Listen to “How Nutrition Impacts Kids’ Confidence in Sports.”
As the exceptionally cold, rainy and snow-filled winter continues, we lose more and more fitness motivation. By design, our bodies naturally like to hibernate during this season or at the very least, slow down. So, it can be tempting to dig into high-calorie comfort foods to warm our bodies during the cold days, however, we must do our best to find healthy alternatives. Below are a few recipes to prevent the dreaded winter weight gain. Continue reading the full article.
Years ago I discovered I was allergic to corn. I was in my 20’s and corn chips and salsa were a common snack among college gatherings or dinner parties. I would often get such severe stomach pain and I had no idea what it was.
I felt like it was something I was eating but I wasn’t aware of actual food allergies and how they could affect your system. Turns out my blood type is type O and allergy to corn is very common. For close to 20 years, I have happily stayed away from all corn products, until just recently. Continue reading the full article here.
I recently spent a week at the Esalen Institute wellness center for an enlightening workshop. While there, all participants are provided with meals that are prepared from the gardens grown on the property. The meals were delicious and as I enjoyed each of them immensely, I was also well aware of the difficult challenges one would face outside the retreat “walls” in the real world to coordinate such a nutritious feast of three meals a day, every day for an individual, let alone a family.
Continue reading the full article at Sporting Kid Live.