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Reframing

Ummmm, perhaps I have been a bit too busy this week. Sorry for the lack of blogging. I have 1 more month of my community rotation and I am about to end week #2 (of 3) for my last big IM build before Wisconsin (37 days til race day, but who's counting?). Oh how the time flies...I seem to say that on a daily basis.

Interning schedule for the week:
Mon - Hospice at Mayo Campus (chart notes for patients)
Tues - University of North Florida (meeting and student patients in counseling center)
Wed - Working day to work on my community nutrition project with Unison facility employees
Thurs - Preferred Nutrition (private practice which specializes in eating disorder/binging/weight loss/bulimia/anorexia)
Fri - OFF!!!

What a week. My brain is really overflowing with information and I am struggling to find my place in this world as a future Registered Dietitian. I am in a hard place right now because I find myself constantly wondering "what is my philosophy?". What is it that I want to spe…

Leftovers - Creations

I've been crunched for time lately. Hours turn into minutes and I find myself rushing out the door with no time to spare. Because I hate being late, I try to get as much done the night before in an effort to not feel too rushed in the morning. But despite waking up between 4:30 and 5am every day this week, I still find it hard to get it all done. However...at the end of the day, I sure feel great knowing that my plant-based diet is fueling my lifestyle and my IM training.

The other day I made a wonderful veggie medley which included veggies that aren't staples in my normal diet. I will be the first to admit that I don't love the taste of ALL veggies but I sure love to eat them. Therefore, I try to find a way to make them yummy in my tummy.
I made a delicious dinner the other night and was sure to have leftovers for lunch the next day.

Carb-emphasize

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Carb-Emphasize
As you count down the weeks and hours until your upcoming triathlon, you're likely nervously excited to put your training to the test. If you're like many athletes, you may be planning on "carb-loading" the night before in an effort to perform at an optimal level during the race. You can't help but enjoy an extra loaf of fresh-baked bread, alongside a large bowl of pasta, to top off your fuel tank. But surprisingly, carb-loading has a few drawbacks compared to its many advantages.

Carbohydrates are your primary fuel source. By consuming adequate carbs on a daily basis (around 55-65 percent of your daily caloric needs), your body will have enough stored fuel and immediate energy for exercise as well as for daily metabolic functioning. Muscles can store approximately 500 grams worth of digested ca…