Lauren Link

Lauren Link is a Registered Dietitian and Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Dietetics and in Nutrition, Fitness, and Health from Purdue University, where she played soccer and was a member of the 2007 B1G Tournament Championship team. After completing her internship through the Coordinated Program at Purdue University, she worked as a clinical dietitian with Touchpoint Support Services and St. Vincent Health. In January of 2014 she stepped into a part-time position with Purdue Athletics, and by July was able to transition the position into Purdue's first full-time Sports Dietitian. She is presently the Director of Sports Nutrition at Purdue, and in addition to promoting optimal performance during their athletic career, she is also passionate about helping her athletes successfully navigate the transition into the real world. She has led multiple initiatives to this end, founding a student-athlete community garden, spearheading a transitional program called BLAST (Boiler Life After SporT), and most recently publishing a book on the subject, “From Athlete to Normal Human” (https://www.amazon.com/Athlete-Normal-Human-Easy-Read/dp/0999031732).
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10 Tips for Solid Snacking

Posted by Lauren Link on Aug 24, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Hi all! Lauren Link here, Director of Sports Nutrition at Purdue University, and former Purdue soccer player. Thanks to Rack Performance for letting me chime in as a guest on this blog!

As a sports dietitian, I obviously spend a lot of time talking about what to eat…but a huge piece of the nutrition puzzle is also when to eat! Eating frequently (every 3-4 hours) actually helps your body build muscle mass, burn fat and it helps you stay full and avoid unnecessary cravings. On the flip side, skipping meals and going long periods of time without eating actually breaks down muscle and promotes fat storage when you do eat. So regardless of your weight goal, eating frequently is a good game plan if you’re making the right choices!

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