Kathryn Adel

Kathryn completed degrees in kinesiology and nutrition, as well as a Masters in Sports Nutrition. She is a member of OPDQ and of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She ran track and cross-country at a national level. Kathryn specializes in sports nutrition, weight loss, diabetes, as well as heart and gastrointestinal health.

Recent posts from Kathryn

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The 3 Most Popular Weight Loss Trends

Miraculous techniques and products are advertised almost everywhere, touting their fast and impressive weight loss properties. But are they really effective? Let’s get a clearer picture on the top 3 popular trends aimed at weight loss right now.

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TOP 5: Snacks for Athletes

26 April, 2018 No Comments

When playing sports or exercising, it is important to eat snacks in order to have enough energy to perform, recover better afterwards, promote an optimal absorption of proteins and to avoid being too hungry at meals. Here is our Top 5 Snacks for Athletes list.

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Energy Gels, How Many Should You Take During a Race?

26 April, 2018 No Comments

It is well established that carbohydrate consumption during a marathon is associated with improved performance. This is why many runners take gels during their race, but how many should they take and when?

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6 Reasons Why You Should Prioritize Your Sleep

23 April, 2018 No Comments

Sleep is vital for health, both physical and mental. It is recommended to sleep between seven and nine hours per night. Yet about a third of Canadian adults sleep less than seven hours a night. Here are six reasons why you should prioritize your sleep starting now!

3 Tips to Avoid Digestive Issues and Have Enough Energy During Exercise

17 April, 2018 No Comments

Have you ever experienced a sudden drop in energy, or digestive issues during exercise? Here are 3 simple tips to help you figure out what and when to eat before training to avoid these inconveniences.

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5 Easy Tips to Help You Drink More Water

We hear all the time how important it is to drink water, but do you really know why? How much water should you drink? And how can you successfully drink enough water in your day when you’re busy and don’t think about it? Read on below to finally have some answers and solutions!

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Is your Protein Consumption Optimal?

Although it is important to eat enough protein in your day, you should also be careful to eat it at the right time and in the right amount. Often, we tend to eat too little protein at breakfast and too much at dinner, which is not ideal.

How to Maximize Your Energy During Long Training Sessions

28 February, 2018 No Comments

Have you ever lacked energy during a long training session? It can be difficult to choose what to eat or drink during exercise, especially when you read that sugar is bad for your health. Here are a few simple tips to maximize your energy during training sessions lasting an hour or more.

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Should We Replace Sugar with Fat in Our Diet?

8 February, 2018 No Comments

A few months ago, the results of the PURE study (Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology) were published and made a lot of noise in the media. The main message that has been conveyed on social media is that we should replace carbohydrates with fats in our diet. Some went even further by saying that bacon is a good choice or that it would be better to […]

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Weight or Waist: Which is the Most Important?

5 February, 2018 No Comments

Did you know that it is possible to have a normal weight while still having a high body fat percentage and an increased risk of developing chronic disease? An excess of fat, especially around the stomach, is associated with a higher risk of diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, fatty liver, sleep apnea and cancers. Heart conditions are […]

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Is Dark Chocolate Healthy?

5 February, 2018 No Comments

You’ve certainly already heard that dark chocolate is good for your health, or that it’s better for you than milk chocolate. But is that really the case? Here’s the answer!

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Top 5: Recipes for Winter Sports

23 January, 2018 No Comments

It’s important to eat well when you work out. Here are 5 essential recipes you can eat before, during and after a winter sport activity. Some have been designed specifically to cater for athletes and active families.