A Fast(er) Way to Better Health?
Remember when we were told breakfast was the most important meal of the day? “Eat breakfast like a King, lunch like a Prince, and dinner like a Pauper” What about eating every four, three, or even two hours? “Eat smaller, more frequent meals to increase your...read more
Running with motivation to ensure success
You’ve already made the decision to start running; you have some clothes to train in and some sports shoes that are as good as new. Now, let's start! You may go for a run one day and continue for a few weeks, but if your work or home routine becomes complicated, you...read more
Is physical inactivity the same as sedentary behaviour? Are you the next Homer Simpson?
When I recall my childhood to share funny stories with my children, most of those memories include physical activity, playtime outdoors, sports, movement and lots of fun. Nowadays, when I go outdoors it strikes me like lightning to see not many children playing...read more
A letter from your Dietitian regarding your New Year’s resolutions: Do you truly believe they will work this time?
Every year we make a list of new resolutions, which are usually only the recycling of all the resolutions from previous years that, for one reason or another, ended up not being fulfilled, hence shelved for the following year. Well, this time it does not have to be...read more
Hyponatremia: too much fluid or too much sweat?
Water is essential for human life! We can survive for weeks without food, but just a couple of days without water. This is important to mention as athletes are in greater need of fluid intake while exercising in hot environments or for long periods of time; however,...read more
Soccer and nutrition: my experience behind the curtain: Part II
A good friend and professor of mine told me once “Lilia, do you want to help me out assessing the Caracas Football Club?” (it was the first division soccer team and the most popular and successful team in Venezuela at the moment). He asked me that two weeks before my...read more
Football behind the curtains: what you don’t know! Part I
As we are celebrating another FIFA World Cup this year, I want to share with you an oldie but goodie post about soccer and nutrition: “Football behind the curtains: what you don’t know! Part I”. For a better understanding on this matter, we need to know some basic...read more
Baking soda: to bake cakes or to make faster runners?
Would you believe me if I said that baking soda is good not only for baking cakes but also for performance enhancement in runners? Probably not, but science does prove the contrary! Baking soda- also called sodium bicarbonate- does improve runner’s performance,...read more
Healthy Oat Cookies
I saw a recipe weeks ago that got me inspired in trying to bake my own healthy oat cookies. The good thing is that these ideas turn into a family activity quite easily, great for the School Holidays and little tummies (This is what I call a win-win!) Furthermore, I am...read more
Alcohol and weight loss, can I have both?
It is not a lie if I tell you that a common question among all my client’s first consultation is: what about alcohol consumption? If I want to lose weight, can I have both? And my answer is always the same: Even alcohol being a legal substance when drinking...read more