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Product Review - RX Bars

Distributed by: Chicago Bar Co., LLC Based in: Chicago, IL Website: About the Company from the website: In 2013 bffs who were eager and broke started a business the only way they knew how: the old school, gritty way. They called B.S. on protein bars and started RX in their kitchen and initially sold them door to door and bar by bar. They describe their bars like eating 3 egg whites, 2 dates, and 6 almonds. With no B.S. What’s inside. What isn’t. They think it’s everything you need to know. They describe themselves as not being investors, flavor scientists, or focus groups but instead are industry outsiders with a few healthy ambitions, the usual insecurities, and all the other stuff that keeps them human. They make protein bars with no B.S. and they are real upfront about it. Products: RXBar RXBar Kids Label Claims: 12 g protein bar Nutrition Facts Examples: Chocolate Sea Salt   Serving Size:  1 bar                     Calories: 200  

Proper recovery nutrition for every type of workout

As a sport dietitian who specializes in endurance sports, one of the most common questions I receive from athletes is, “what should I eat after a workout?” For the performance-focused athlete, effective refueling strategies can help optimize recovery so that you can achieve the desired training adaptations from your workouts. But recovery nutrition is much more than drinking a smoothie after your swim, bike, or run.  Specific refueling recommendations vary based on fitness level, volume, and intensity of the workout, body composition goals, menstruation (for females), and daily energy intake needs. To help you get the most out of your training sessions and to reduce the confusion on what, when and how much to eat post workout, check out this recent article I wrote for Triathlete magazine online.  To read more:  The proper recovery fuel for every type of workout

Don't wait until race week to plan your race day meal

The nutrition goal for any performance-minded endurance athlete is to create a fueling and hydration strategy that delivers carbohydrates to the working muscles based on event intensity and duration and to minimize major dehydration and body mass losses. Carbohydrates and fluids play a very important role in your ability to adapt to training, while keeping your body in good health. By incorporating sport nutrition and proper fueling methods (pre and post workout) into your daily regime, you will not only improve health and performance but you will gain confidence for race day, all while keeping your body in optimal health.  As simple as it sounds to "eat lots of carbs" before your race in order to load liver and muscle glycogen stores with carbohydrates to delay fatigue, pre­-race fueling is a personalized science that requires time and trial and error. Although I am a proponent of carbohydrate consumption before race day, if you have yet to fine-tune your pre-workout f

Nutrition information overload is destroying your health

To get the most out of life, we must never stop learning. I'm sure you can agree that there's always something to improve on, new skills to adopt and new strategies to successfully navigate through life. But with so much information available to you on the topic of nutrition, you may find it difficult to fully understand a specific topic or make good decisions.If you are getting overwhelmed by all of the information available about nutrition, health and wellness, you may be better off knowing too little versus knowing too much. With the help of the internet, podcasts, documentaries, blogs, media and an endless supply of nutrition books, it's very easy to quickly find information - reliable or not. And with so much information to sort through, you may be learning from someone who actively avoids most to all information that contradicts what they believe in - especially if a brand was created from a specific belief system or style of eating/fueling. If you claim you