Kathryn Adel is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) and is the owner of FitWave Nutrition.
She has completed degrees in both Kinesiology and Nutrition, as well as a Master’s degree in Sports Nutrition from Laval University in Canada.
Kathryn works extensively with athletes of all levels, helping them achieve optimal performance through personalized approaches. Kathryn is also trained to help endurance athletes who suffer from gastrointestinal symptoms during exercise.
She has partnered with Brad Johnson and the team at AXES Performance Coaching to support their athletes in the pursuit of their goals.
Made 2 Move is happy to support both AXES Performance Coaching and Kathryn.
Kathryn is experienced with the Low FODMAP Diet for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and is certified by Monash University in Australia. Her extensive training and experience in Sports Nutrition along with her personal experience as an...
Author: Dr. Nate Jones, PT
There are three main concepts we’re looking at in regards to nutrition:
Weight gain and weight loss are 100% determined by the amount of calories you take in versus the amount of calories you expend. 2000 calories of table sugar will cause the same change in weight as 2000 calories of broccoli or beef. This is basic physics, and is indisputable. However, calories out is not a set amount - multiple factors including exercise, daily activity, hormonal changes, and even the actual food you eat influences the amount of calories you burn every day.
The calories in versus calories out concept makes weight changes simple, but not necessarily easy. The first step is determining the average amount of calories you burn in a day. There are online calculators that will estimate your Total Daily Energy Expenditure, or TDEE based on body weight and activity...
Injury is one of the hazards of participating in sports or any physical activity. If you are unfortunate enough to have an injury that requires immobilization, you may be able to boost the healing process with proper nutrition.
Being adequately fueled and avoiding any nutrient deficiencies is the most important consideration, but, as an athlete, avoiding a calorie surplus is also important. The best way to accomplish this balance is by eating high-quality foods at a calorie level that has been adjusted for the decrease in physical activity. Increased protein intake has been shown to aid in healing injuries requiring immobilization, but evidence is lacking to show benefit in muscle tissue injuries that do not. Supplements of amino acids or any other nutrient are only necessary if there is a nutrient deficiency.
A sample day for an average male athlete who has decreased his activity due to an...
Very few people make their living as a professional athlete. More often than not, they exercise to maintain a healthy weight. The main difference between nutrition for performance and nutrition for weight loss is that nutrition for performance is more focused on timing and nutrient ratios, while nutrition for weight loss is more focused on caloric intake and portion control. It is important in both situations to eat as healthy as possible MOST of the time. Of course, an occasional treat is okay, but the more often treats sneak in, the less likely you are to meet your performance or weight loss goals.
Nutrition for optimal athletic performance hinges on the right ratios of carbohydrates, fat and protein, in addition to the proper timing of intake. Recommendations vary significantly depending on the sport, which is why it is critical to get personalized advice from a...
The vast majority of people who exercise do so to be healthy and to reach, or maintain, a healthy weight. Some athletes are competitive at a local or regional level, and a few make their living as professional athletes. Nutrition should be individualized for each person, based on their goals. There are some differences in the nutrition recommendations for those who are looking to lose weight versus those who are looking to improve performance, but the overarching theme is to eat “clean”.
Eating “clean” basically means eating healthy, nutritious, minimally processed foods MOST of the time. It doesn’t mean you can’t ever have a slice of pizza, a chocolate bar or a beer, but if you want to be successful with your goals, those treats should be infrequent. Many professionals use the word “moderation”, but then fail to define that word. One person’s...