Author: Aimee Gallo

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    Blasphemous Thoughts on Sports Nutrition

    Chocolate Milk is Crap Yes – I think chocolate milk is crap. The recovery food hailed by the world as the perfect post-workout replenishment falls far short of it in my book. Before I fully step upon my soap box, let me explain why chocolate milk rose to fame. The key nutrition components to a complete…

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    Body-Mind-Spirit Approach

    Do you ever have trouble summoning up the energy for your workouts? While I initially and instinctively only looked at how I was fueling my body to change my energy levels, years of running, and hours upon hours on the road, gave me a more complete perspective on energy and working to shift things within…

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    Fueling Life’s Grand Adventures

    Every once in awhile, you need to do something that makes you feel fully alive. Every Memorial Day weekend, I take an annual trek in a mountainous area east of Seattle. Near as we have been able to guess, this trek is 14.5-16 miles long, depending on how lost we get. At higher altitudes, the…

  • Why Detox?

    Detoxes are incredibly popular – especially in the fall and spring. Equinox time, as our seasonal transitions, are an excellent time to detoxify the body. There is a natural shift in energy during these times – we all sense it! Fall comes and we begin to conserve our energy a bit, focus on the tasks…

  • Solutions, Not Resolutions

    by Aimee Gallo, Featured Athlete | I’ll be the first to say I have an issue with New Year’s resolutions. They kind of make me mad, actually. I’ve spoken with scores of women who begin the year with a to-do list of resolutions, only to use that list as a yardstick for their sense of failure before the buds on the trees begin to appear. (Okay, so perhaps I’m also referring to myself…) Instead of helping others with their resolutions, let’s transform them into effective solutions…

  • What is Radical Self Care?

    by Aimee Gallo, Featured Athlete |The question keeps coming up…”What is Radical Self Care? It sounds like exactly what I need…but how do I get it?” Wow. What a question…

  • Rest is Calling

    It’s 10-10-10 and I’m in the Hilton hotel after wishing a client well as she races in the Portland Marathon. I was registered to run with her and instead am on my laptop, writing to all of you. I am disappointed, grumpy, and feeling guilty about it (certainly the guilt isn’t reasonable – but there…

  • Ask Aimee: Holistic Nutrition

    by Aimee Gallo, Featured Athlete | I ardently believe that an emotionally and nutritionally delicious life is the best platform in which to express ourselves, be it in our sport, our art, or our relationships. So, I’m offering a special opportunity for Athleta readers to ask questions about their own path to optimal vibrancy through nutrition and self-care…

  • Sports Nutrition on the Road

    Caught in an unfamiliar city for a race and trying to fuel healthfully? Follow featured athlete Aimee Gallo on a grocery store video tour in a small natural foods market in Eugene, Oregon…

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