Chasing Dreams! Athlete Diary by Sponsored Track Athlete Maïté Bouchard

Chasing Dreams! Athlete Diary by Sponsored Track Athlete Maïté Bouchard

Hello everyone! My name is Maïté Bouchard (the challenge here is to be able to pronounce it correctly, as it is French!), a professional 800 m runner for Team Canada, en route to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

I’m a French Canadian who grew up in Sherbrooke, Québec, a small city in the beautiful Eastern Townships, where I still live and train year-round. Compared to most athletes, I started track pretty late in the game. At the end of high school I started out as a decent runner, but like most, was far from being considered elite. Since then, I’ve seen a pretty good progression, with consistent hard work & perseverance paying off after nearly eight years.
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Choconut Pops

Choconut Pops

Created by Leslie J. Bonci, MPH, RD, CSSD, LDN+
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When you are craving ice cream but want to eat something that helps your nutrition score consider these choconut pops. The taste of chocolate, coconut and almond butter with less fat, fewer calories, more protein is not only delicious and nutritious but can help you get lean.

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Klean-Jito

Klean-Jito

Created by Leslie J. Bonci, MPH, RD, CSSD, LDN+
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When fresh mint is in abundance, add to your glass for a little sass. Klean Hydration™, Fresh mint and grated ginger make for a delicious hydration station. Alcohol-free and full of taste, this cool concoction makes a great addition to your summer beverage lineup.

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Klean Patriotic Pops

Klean Patriotic Pops

Created by Leslie J. Bonci , MPH, RD, CSSD, LDN+
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Enjoy your red, white and blue all summer long with this delicious blend of Klean protein, coconut milk and chopped fruit. These are not only delicious post-workout, but also make a great snack attack that gives you great taste without impacting your waist.

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Weight Gain Doesn’t Have to be Exhausting

Weight Gain Doesn’t Have to be Exhausting

Created by sponsored advisor and friend Angie Asche, MS, RD, LMNT
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“I feel like I’m eating so much all the time, but can’t put weight on.” As a sports dietitian, I hear this on a weekly basis. And for athletes struggling to gain weight, eating can feel like a chore. Athletes should apply the same effort to proper fueling as they do to their training; however, gaining weight doesn’t have to be exhausting! Weight gain occurs when energy intake exceeds energy expenditure. Athletes looking to gain weight typically want to increase lean muscle mass while minimizing body fat gain, or even lose body fat simultaneously. Several factors play a role in this process, such as nutrient timing and consuming high-quality, whole-food sources. To promote weight gain, a starting point for men is baseline calorie intake plus an additional 400-500 calories in excess. For women, an additional 300-400 calories above baseline is recommended; however, this can vary depending on the individual, and may need to be adjusted by 50-100 calorie increments daily until the desired goal weight is reached. To help simplify the process, here are five tips to add to your routine for healthy weight gain!

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Klean Protein Cinnamon French Toast

Klean Protein Cinnamon French Toast

Created by Karlyn Grimes, MS RD LDN CSSD+
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Just the smell wafting through the kitchen as this French toast turns golden brown on the stovetop lets you know you’re in for an especially tasty treat. The nutrient analysis is the cherry on top. Talk about a nutritional powerhouse! Each slice of deliciousness offers 12 grams of quality protein, B vitamins necessary for energy generation, antioxidants to fight free radicals, and bone-nurturing vitamins and minerals. Add fruit, yogurt and/or turkey bacon to make a meal that is not just for breakfast, but any time of day.

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Meet Ryan Miller, Runner and Klean Team Sponsored Athlete

Meet Ryan Miller, Runner and Klean Team Sponsored Athlete

If you were to come over to my house and rip open my medicine cabinet, you would be astounded. I don’t have any of your typical sleep aids, and the space lacks shaving cream because my cheeks still resemble those of a coming-of-age high schooler. There are no OTCs and definitely no sugar-encrusted gummy vitamins. Instead, you would find a floor-to-ceiling vault of white pill bottles with the name of an unheralded but highly effective supplement company named Klean Athlete®. The multivitamin is prominent, but you’ll also find half-empty bottles of the probiotic, antioxidant, and omega supplements. I’ve been using Klean Athlete products since graduating from Texas A&M University four years ago, and I’m SUPER excited to finally be joining the Klean Team as a sponsored athlete, as I build toward the 2020 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. But how did I get to this point?
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Klean Protein Carrot Cake Raisin Muffins with Cream Cheese Topping

Klean Protein Carrot Cake Raisin Muffins with Cream Cheese Topping

Created by Karlyn Grimes, MS RD LDN CSSD+
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Choose the protein cream cheese frosting option and you will obtain 10 grams of protein from these bad boys (5 grams from the non-cream cheese frosting option). The carrots, bananas, raisins and cream cheese frosting infuse these muffins with a pleasant sweetness and add to their moist crumb. A great on-the-go snack, these muffins offer a more enhanced nutrient profile compared to the regular store-bought, high-sugar, high-fat varieties. To keep it neat, put a bit of the cream cheese frosting in a small container so you can slather it on your muffin when you’re ready to nosh. And a few seconds in the microwave or toaster will make your muffin warm and welcoming to the delicious cream cheese dressing. Enjoy!!

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Klean Protein Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Klean Protein Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Created by Karlyn Grimes, MS RD LDN CSSD+
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Chewy, crispy and delicious. A great go-to snack that offers a more enhanced nutrient profile compared to your average pre-packaged granola bar. Just one bar will provide you with more than 10% of your daily requirements for essential vitamins and minerals. Each bar also offers six times more protein than the average chocolate chip granola bar. And no worries if you follow a peanut or tree nut-free diet — just choose a nut-free butter alternative. In a nutshell, if you want to raise the bar, then you have found the perfect recipe.

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