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Finding Nutrition

Posted Jul 17 2013 5:11pm

Ever since I had Adrenal Fatigue, which brought my 2010 triathlon season to a screeching halt, I have been keenly aware of nutrition!  When getting healthy from Adrenal Fatigue it’s important to give your adrenals a break from all processed foods.  I did that back in 2010 and have chosen to continue to eat whole non-processed foods.

In an effort to eat clean, whole foods without preservatives and words I can’t pronounce on the label, I have searched for products that can keep me training and recovering effectively.  These are the only foods I eat which come in a package.  And I am so grateful that someone out there has made them……So let me tell you a bit about these clean, whole food products that I can’t imagine life without  :-)

1. The first product I discovered was Foodie Fuel  Foodie Fuel is the perfect snack to have on a daily basis.  I actually eat 1 oz of it daily with some type of nut butter.  It’s fabulous, tasty and so satisfying.    Here’s from their website  “When you consume balanced meals and snacks, which contain nutrient-rich proteins and fats along with complex-slow-burning-carbs, you are also energizing your body with essential micro-nutrients. Vitamins and minerals are critical for metabolizing food and maintaining stable energy levels. Every time you eat it is critical to supply your body with high quality fuel.”    I  couldn’t have said it better my self!  Maintaining stable energy levels!  It happens with Foodie Fuel!

Yummy Foodie Fuel

Yummy Foodie Fuel

2. The second product I discovered was Core Power!   You see mix1 had gone out of business and that was the nutrition I used before every workout!  I tried just about everything out there on all the different store shelves….and then I found CORE POWER!  My search was over, I had found my pre/post workout beverage!   I absolutely LOVE Core Power.  It’s the cleanest protein drink on the market!  I can pronounce every word and I don’t have the weird, plastic after taste when I’m done. 

I mean… check out the lables…..Here we have Core Power….

CorePower Vanilla Label

CorePower Vanilla Label

-And check out Muscle Milk’s label and let me know what you think??

How that for a laundry list of chemicals (I mean ingredients?

How that for a laundry list of chemicals (I mean ingredients?

I’ve been drinking Core Power before every single workout since I discovered it.  I drink half before and half after.  I love the way Core Power is a 1:1 ratio so it keeps my energy levels stable and consistent.  I can easily get 1-1.5 hrs into a workout before I need to take in nutrition.  I also drink a whole bottle 30 minutes before the start of a race.  It’s the best dang beverage out there!  And believe me…I tried pretty much every single one!

3.  The third product I discovered this year was the ever amazing Amrita Bars Here I was eating all this unprocessed foods but I had yet to find a during training/racing nutrition, that was a whole food, that worked for me!  And just when I’d given up hope…along came an Amrita Bar.  That one bar changed my life!  For real!  I’m not joking!!!!  (Go ahead laugh at me.)  Amrita Bars are this delicious, moist bar of wholesome goodness that fueled me through 528 miles of cycling in 7 days.  Amrita fuels me through all my long workouts!  Everyone of them.  I actually look forward to my long training sessions because I can eat Amrita Bars! (OK..plus I like the endorphins and all the other “make-you-feel-good” neurotransmitters that start firing!)  I’ve been known to share bites while out training with my friends, and I think most have converted too.  There is something that makes you feel so darn good when you eat these bars!  It’s amazing!!!!  (if you want to order some use the code: recover15  for a 15% discount)

All of the Amrita Flavors

All of the Amrita Flavors

I’ve been very fortunate to find these three amazing nutritional products that have kept me healthy and strong as I train for Ironman Lake Tahoe.  I use them daily and they work perfectly for me.  Sometimes as endurance athletes we search and search for what products are nutritionally sound and work for us.  If you are on “the search”  I suggest trying all three of these.  They work for me….maybe they’ll work for you!  All I know…is they taste fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!

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