Picnic Confetti Rice Salad Recipe

Here is a side dish that will add color and flavor to any picnic or barbecue plate coming up for summer! The nice part about this Picnic Confetti Rice Salad Recipe is the fact that you will probably already have all the ingredients on hand just about any time you want to make the dish. Continue reading Picnic Confetti Rice Salad Recipe

Understanding Glycemic Index

The term glycemic index may not sound like something you would use on a daily basis, but it is fairly simple in concept. It is a measure of the blood sugar in your body after eating a food that contains carbohydrates. Over the years, people have continued to try to control their blood sugar by counting their carbs in this way, but primarily in an effort to have control over their energy levels and to maintain more lasting quality from meals. Continue reading Understanding Glycemic Index

How to Time Hack Your Snacks

By Rita Larsen, RDN; Elite Sports Clubs Nutrition Educator & Diet Counselor

Part of the success in planning dietary programs can come from the knowledge of how long foods “last” in the body. Imagine being able to decide what you really need to eat based on the time you have?! And, you can! Continue reading How to Time Hack Your Snacks

What Foods Make You Feel Satisfied Quicker and Longer?

By Rita Larsen, RDN; Elite Sports Clubs Nutrition Educator & Diet Counselor

All foods are made of protein, fat, and/or carbohydrates. The meals and snacks that are the most satisfying, and keep you feeling comfortable the longest, are comprised of all three. Continue reading What Foods Make You Feel Satisfied Quicker and Longer?

How Does Your Body Use Carbohydrates?

By Rita Larsen, RDN; Elite Sports Clubs Nutrition Educator & Diet Counselor

The role of carbohydrates in the body includes providing energy for working muscles, providing fuel for the central nervous system, enabling fat metabolism, and preventing protein from being used as energy. That said, carbohydrates are the “preferred” source of energy or fuel for muscle contraction and biologic work. Continue reading How Does Your Body Use Carbohydrates?