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WEEK 4- ATHLETE’S PLATE

Sports nutrition for the everyday athlete centers around general healthy eating using the athlete’s plate. Athletes should treat each meal as an opportunity to help them reach their goals. One day at a time, one plate at a time. The Athlete’s Plate consists of ½ fruits and veggies, ¼ protein, ¼ high quality carbohydrates. We …

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WEEK 3- PROTEIN TO REBUILD

We athletes use protein to rebuild and repair muscle after workouts. When we workout we make microscopic tears in our muscle fibers. Protein is made up of amino acids that are are used to fill those gaps in the fibers, building new proteins into the muscle fibers, strengthening them. This amazing macronutrient allows us to …

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WEEK 2- ELECTROLYTES TO HYDRATE

Being properly hydrated is the easiest way to improve performance and how you feel today! Drinking enough water and getting enough electrolytes can keep you sharp and focused through a long day. Being optimally hydrated will help you in a number of ways. It helps you regulate body heat, improves your ability to recover from …

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WEEK 1- CARBS TO FUEL

Carbohydrates are our main source of fuel for muscle and brain during intense exercise. They also spare muscles from being broken down to be used for energy. Studies have shown that we perform better in athletic events when properly fueling with enough carbs. If we don’t get enough, we can feel sluggish and hit a …

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YOU DON’T EAT ENOUGH TO LOSE WEIGHT

YES, YOU READ THAT TITLE CORRECTLY.  If you have been on one diet after another in an effort to try to lose those last 5 or 10 pounds, or perhaps losing some weight only to gain all of it back plus some bonus, then it is highly likely that you have damaged your metabolism via …

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5 PLANT PROTEINS YOU SHOULD BE EATING

Protein is primarily associated with animal products – eggs, meat, dairy, seafood – but it’s 2017 and we know that there are many more sources of protein out there that don’t come from animals, but that come from plants!  Often times when we think of plant-based proteins, we think of beans, lentils, quinoa, and nuts. …

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WHY DO I NEED A MEAL REPLACEMENT?

Meal replacements are having a moment, but do you know what they really are? Why not just throw some protein powder in a smoothie and call it a meal? We asked our VP of Research & Development to break down what a meal replacement is and why it’s different.  Why should I use a meal …

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WHAT DIET IS BEST?

“I eat Paleo” “I’m low carb” “Fat makes you fat” “I am a clean- eater” If you ever venture out in the world for any meals you are bound to hear or overhear statements like these- but what do they mean?? With so many different diet options and trends, it’s no wonder people get confused …

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WHAT IS “NATIVE WHEY”?

Our latest innovation, Designer Whey®? Native Whey Isolate, starts with the best whey to create a superior performance protein. If you haven’t heard of “native whey”, you may be wondering what it is and what all the hype is about- whey is whey, right? We’re breaking down why native whey is different and what that …

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UNPROCESS YOUR DIET

  Why do we all continue to eat processed foods, even though we know they are unhealthy? A couple reasons. One being when you eat processed foods, you crave even MORE processed foods. And honestly, it’s engineered that way. They want you to buy more! There is NO reason to add sugar to a hamburger …

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