Kary Woodruff

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Kary Woodruff is a Sport Dietitian at TOSH - The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital, where she specializes in nutrition for athletes, disordered eating patterns, and weight loss. Kary lives in Park City with her husband and soon-to-be 2 kids, and loves any activity she can do in the mountains.

How to eat like an Olympian

By Kary Woodruff

For Olympic athletes training for a gold medal, it is more than just hours spent practicing their sport. Ask any Olympian and they’ll tell you that nutrition is also a major component of their training plan. Improper fueling during training and competition can mean the difference between first and second place, so following a sound nutrition plan is essential for optimal performance and recovery. While you may not be training up to 6 hours a day, 6 days per week, eating like an Olympian can certainly help you to achieve your performance goals. Here are key points to develop your nutrition plan.

Hydration: Sports Drinks or Energy Drinks?

By Kary Woodruff

We are in the heat of the summer – pun intended – so hopefully we are focusing on our hydration. We have discussed important hydration tips in other blog posts, so now let’s address a common question I receive as a sport dietitian – which is better: sports drinks (Gatorade, Powerade, etc.) or energy drinks (Red Bull, Monster, etc.)?

How to Choose the Right Cooking Oil for Better Heart Health

By Kary Woodruff

If you read just about any food blog, you understand cooking oils can be quite controversial. Coconut oil seems to be the miracle food. Butter went out of fashion but now seems to be resurfacing. Margarine, on the other hand, came into fashion and now seems to be on the way out. So what to choose? Let’s break down the myths surrounding cooking oils.