What are the best high protein vegan food options?
How do I eat more protein as a vegan?
Which plant based foods are high in protein?
These are some of the common vegan nutrition questions I get as a Sports Dietitian from vegan athletes and gym goers alike. The truth is that vegan diets can be effectively balanced diet but they require more care and effort to ensure you fill the gaps left by eliminating animal based food products.
Protein is one nutrient that many vegans struggle to get enough of because the biggest players in the protein food game as animal based products. Nonetheless, there are some effective plant based protein foods you can incorporate into your diet to level up your results and your vegan athlete game.
In today’s blog I will reveal the top 5 best vegan protein food sources that you should consider including in your diet from today!
Athletes and gym goers have long had an interest in supplements and how they can help them achieve better results. The supplement game is a large industry that has well and truly become a part of the nutrition space - for better and for worse. That is why it is important that Sports Dietitian’s such as myself, aim to inform you and separate truth from myth.
One supplement that has increasingly grown in popularity in recent years is Beta-Alanine. This fancy sounding powder product is becoming a staple in the stacks of sports supplements used by athletes and weekend warriors worldwide.
Is beta-alanine safe?
How does beta-alanine help?
Does beta-alanine even work?!
In today’s blog I will breakdown beta-alanine supplementation and answer the main questions you have so that you know if it’s worth attention and what it does.
"What protein powder should you use?"
"What protein powder is the best to use?"
Such a common questions among athletes I coach, and one that I will guide you on today. Protein powder is a big player in the supplement game so you want to be able to make an informed decision and take out the guesswork.
In this blog post, I share the 3 best types of protein from a nutritional point of view to help you make the buying decision a bit easier so you can focus on your food game.
Want to eat pizza with more protein and less calories? I got you!
If there is one food that I truly would not want to live without, pizza would be challenging the top spot (alongside a good juicy burger). Pizza is comfort food through and through. However, pizza is traditionally not the most calorie friendly meal nor are the ingredients always ideal to be consumed too regularly.
For this reason, I started looking at ways I could create a pizza that not only fit the “macro friendly” criteria but ALSO hit the taste bud criteria - because at the end of the day I want pizza that tastes like real pizza (I’m sure you agree).
Well this 2 ingredient pizza base recipe was what I stumbled on and today I am going to share it with you!
Let’s talk about yoghurt man!
In today’s blog post, I compare the two biggest players in the yoghurt game - the Greek Yogurt & The Coconut Yoghurt. So if you have ever wondered which one you should be buying or if you should be avoiding dairy and going nuts for coconuts’ version of yoghurt, then keep reading because this piece is for you.
Want to make yourself a low calorie, high protein brownie?
Want to eat dessert more often but don’t want the dent in your daily calorie intake?
Want to learn how to make the easiest brownie recipe in the world?
Today I share with you my delicious 1 minute high protein mudcake/brownie recipe that will satisfy your dessert cravings and can even be one of your go-to snacks when you need a tasty protein boost. The best part is that it’s only 3 ingredients and 1 minute prep time so you can say it’s #winning. So ready to make a healthy brownie recipe? Keep reading.
One of the biggest obstacles athletes experience is not fuelling themselves correctly. Inadequate calorie intake can quickly get out of control and lead to you not achieving your peak potential - therefore you need to avoid falling into this pitfall of dieting.
In this blog post, you will learn about the 15 signs of not eating enough calories as an athlete. Knowing how to identify the signs and avoiding these yourself, will help improve your nutrition game in 2022 and beyond.
The start of the year is a tricky period of time for individuals who are dieting or focussed on having a good nutrition strategy because you feel you need to get back on track - and do so quickly. This is also when the unethical diet supplement companies, fad dieting gurus, and quick fix solutions come out to play and prey on the vulnerable after the festive season.
In today’s blog post, I share the top 5 nutrition and fitness mistakes to avoid at the start of every year during the classic new years resolution period.
The New Year Resolution Paradigm - Why New Year Resolutions Are Not Effective (And What To Do Instead!)
Another year, another resolution is how many people approach January. However, the traditional way of setting new year resolutions is not setting you up for success. You need to approach your new year goal setting in a different way.
In today’s blog I share my different approach to new year “resolutions” and give you some tips on how to kickstart your 2022 effectively. My approach is a foolproof way to approach new year’s resolutions because it overcomes the shortcomings of “new year new me” goals and focuses on long term success.
Read now to learn why the typical new year’s resolutions are lacking and what you need to do instead to succeed.
How To Stay On Track During Christmas & The Festive Season - The BEST Nutrition & Mindset Tips & Tricks Revealed
The festive season is a time of joy, fun, and good food. However, for dieters and those focusing on their nutrition and fitness, it can be a time of overwhelm & stress - with the issue of juggling nutrition with the festivities becoming an obstacle needing addressing.
In today’s blog post, using my Sports Dietitian experience & my own strategies I share with you the key tips and tricks that can help you approach the Christmas period more effectively. I want to help you enjoy the festive season while still feeling in control of your nutrition. Use these effective tips and mindset reframes to help you stay on track while enjoying the Christmas food you desire.
Hi there! My name's Aleksa Gagic - i'm a Brisbane Sports Dietitian & Nutritionist. The aim of this blog is to provide value and spread quality evidence-based nutrition information to counter the BS floating around.