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Tara Dell Tells Vol. 7

If you are a man or woman and a coach don’t be afraid to give words to this function of the female body necessary to produce life and health! Learn to talk out loud with your athletes and kids openly about the impact the menstrual cycle has training and racing and, the health implications associated with not having a periods (known as Relative Energy Deficiency in Sports (RED-S) syndrome).

Tara Dell Tells Vol. 6

“What should I eat?” I get this question all the time! Of course, it is because helping people answer that question is part of my profession. I find the question easiest to answer with a quote from Michael Pollan. “Eat food, mostly plants, not too much” It’s not that I can’t write you a menu of exactly what to eat every time you need to feed yourself. I can but the question is would you follow it? Maybe? Probably not. Maybe for a few days or even weeks but then what? You need to be able to make food choices that support your purpose. Why? Because that is how you adopt purposefully healthy eating as a lifestyle. This way instead of it being something you just do, it becomes something that just is. So this week I provide you meal planning tools I use often to help athletes, myself and my family with fresh, new, healthy, and fun ideas that go beyond 4oz grilled chicken (no skin), steamed broccoli, 1 cup for rice! Meal Lime …

Tara Dell Tells Tuesday Vol. 3

Kids are back in school and it is definitely feeling and smelling like fall. Every time there is a shift in day-to-day we are all a little on edge in my house and can use whatever help we can get to continue prioritizing eating well. One day I was working at my basecamp with zero food in the place. I went down to the general store and the best I could do was Annie’s frozen meal for $8.00! This is NOT the first time consideration of my own nutrition needs has been lacking when I am busying myself with everyone elses. So I enlisted the help of this awesome service! Daily Harvest! No, they aren’t paying me to tell you this! When something is this helpful I am compelled to share it. Now, before I start getting comments about how there is too much packaging or the cost is too high, here me out! If you are eating lunch out of a commercial grab-n-go cooler somewhere or a restaurant, you are spending way more on …

Tara Dell Tells Tuesday Vol 1

Aaaah, mealtime. That sacred time each day where we stop what we are doing (maybe even enjoying)to pull out food, make a mess, prepare food that at least one person complains about only to eat it in two seconds, and have to clean up the mess. That is what mealtime is to me anyway. I try to keep in clean but, more than anything (and my youngest child would agree) I would rather just eat something around the activities I want to do instead of the other way around. Turns out I am a product of our modern-day where the anchors of o days have shifted from mealtime to our activities! You can read about this shift at Hartman Research Group The past two spring breaks we have loaded up the family (including the dog) for a camping road trip down 395 East. We bypassed the turn-off for the Ancient Bristle Cone Pine Forest the first year because we were making haste to Disneyland ( a true family adventure). The second-year we made the turn …