Distance Swimming in Kaş

Distance Swimming in Kaş

As I write this I am sitting on our ‘command boat’ in the sea next to the peninsula in Kaş, Turkey. 30 minutes ago our swimmers begin the first strokes of their challenge swim on this final training day of our open water distance camp. The weather is...

Food For Nutrition, Before Entertainment – Part 2

Continued from Part 1. Do You Need To Eat Less Calories?  Or maybe you just need to eat better quality calories. Here are some ways you can go about it… Eat mostly plants. Fill up on them first. Leave animal products to the last and in the smallest amounts....
Food For Nutrition, Before Entertainment – Part 1

Food For Nutrition, Before Entertainment – Part 1

I want to make an argument for choosing food for what vital nutrition it supplies more than by how it pleases the taste buds or entertains you.  But first, I want to acknowledge that meals are an important part of social bonding and a daily, centering activity in many...
Beware Of Nutrition-Induced Depression

Beware Of Nutrition-Induced Depression

[PS- After publishing this I realized using the word ‘malnutrition-induced’ in the title may have been more accurate – but it catches attention nonetheless. I think the point is clear below.] I imagine there are many among those reading this who feel...
What’s Your Nutrition Bullseye?

What’s Your Nutrition Bullseye?

I love the variety of people who come to our open water swim camps. We spend several days together, swimming, hanging out and of course, eating. I get to observe and interview so many different people who clearly have preferences for certain kinds of foods. I’ve...
Foods Provide Nutrition and Cause Stress

Foods Provide Nutrition and Cause Stress

Foods have more than one side to them. When the body metabolizes food into energy and useful nutrients for rebuilding the body, there are waste products produced from that process. It is common to focus on what good things the food brings to the body, but not at what...