Garrett Weber-Gale

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A Berry Smoothie Recovery

Smoothies are a fan favorite among athletes, and what’s not to love; they’re super tasty, cold, refreshing, and quench your thirst.

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Smoothies can make a good post-workout meal replacement!

Smoothies and smoothie bowls make great meal replacements, as long as you choose ingredients from each of the smoothie guide categories. This will ensure that you are getting nutrients you need.

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How to Fuel Up for NCAA Championships

Garrett Weber-Gale: “When I swam at NCAA’s I competed in 14 races over three days… I was dead by the time NCAA’s was over.”

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7 Reasons to Keep a Food Journal

Keeping a food journal is one of the most beneficial things you can do to improve your nutrition, which in turn directly improves your performance.

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Garrett Weber-Gale Joins Nitro As National Team Interim Coach

Garrett Weber-Gale, two-time Olympic gold medalist, was selected as the interim coach for Nitro Swimming’s National Team.

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Why Fat is Important to Your Diet

The media can portray fat in a negative light, leading many athletes to believe that eating dietary fat will make them fat. This is far from the truth.

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4 Tips for Championships Success

You want all the work you’ve put in this season to pay off at exactly the right time, the championship meets. There’s no better feeling than realizing a dream you’ve worked so hard for. Many athletes think swimming fast at the big meet is a big mystery, but it doesn’t need to be.

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After School Snacks For Swimmers

Most athletes are “starving” when they finish school. Think about what it’s like to finish school and be headed straight to swim practice for three hours…sound familiar?!

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Plant Proteins equal Swimming Power

You’ve likely heard that plant proteins are not sufficient for athletes, not true! It is possible to consume all of the protein you need from non-animal sources.

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Eating Out of a Swim Meet

Most of us are lucky; we have the opportunity to eat every day, several times per day. At swim meets, it gets even crazier; food is everywhere. You need fuel to perform, that’s one of our core beliefs at AthleticFoodieTM, but it’s critical that you don’t eat over-eat around competitions.

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Micronutrients A Swimmer Needs

Micronutrients, and Macronutrients, are key factors in how well athletes can physically and mentally perform.

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How Long Before Practice or Competition Should You Eat?

As you get closer to exercise, the meals and snacks you eat should get smaller, and more liquid, to prevent an upset stomach.

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Garrett Weber-Gale’s Top 10 Healthy Treats

It’s only human to want a treat or two. See Olympic Champion and AthleticFoodieTM founder Garrett Weber-Gale’s top ten favorites. #7 is dark chocolate!

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Glycogen: The key to unlocking your performance

Glycogen is another name for carbohydrates. It is really just stored carbohydrates in the liver, and in your muscles. Your body only has a set amount of glycogen in storage, and when it’s depleted, you’ll feel like you’ve “hit the wall.”

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How can you set nutrition goals that will help you race your best?

With the start of the New Year comes New Year’s resolutions. We like to think of resolutions as goals, and these goals will help you become a better swimmer. Goals give us an edge in 3 ways…

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