Mandy Tyler

Mandy is a Sports Dietitian Nutritionist in the San Antonio, TX area. Mandy received her Master’s Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Texas at Austin, she is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian, a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, a Licensed Athletic Trainer, and is a Certified Exercise Physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine. In addition to being a Sports Dietitian, Mandy is on the Advisory Board for The Basketball Embassy, on the Board of Directors for CHEF – Culinary Health Education for Families, and is actively involved in the San Antonio Mayor’s Fitness Council.

Protein Shakes for Teenage Athletes

Protein Shakes for Teenage Athletes: 7 Ways to Add Protein It is not uncommon for teenage athletes to be interested in adding a protein shake to their sports nutrition meal plan.  Protein shakes can be a convenient way to help teenage athletes meet their protein needs and also consume a variety of vitamins and minerals.  …

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9 Best Airplane Snacks for Athletes

9 Best Airplane Snacks for Athletes *This article includes affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. With fall sports seasons underway, many athletes are headed to the airport to travel for competitions.  It is important for athletes to have an idea of the best airplane snacks to pack for their trips.  …

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Have you ever taken a supplement containing beta-alanine and started to itch or tingle?  You may have wondered what’s going on and is this normal. Let’s first take a look at what beta-alanine is and why it is used as a supplement in sport.  Then we will examine why beta-alanine may be making you itch. …

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Sleep for Teenage Athletes Why It's Important and How Much They Need

Sleep for Teenage Athletes: Why It’s Important & How Much They Need With school, practice, and game schedules, teenage athletes are busy.  Unfortunately, sleep often gets neglected as schedules fill-up.  Adequate sleep for teenage athletes is critical, not only for performance, but also to support the teen’s physical and mental well-being. Importance of Sleep for …

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Swim Meet Snacks - 7 Tips for Staying Fueled to Compete

Swim Meet Snacks: 7 Tips for Staying Fueled to Compete If you are a competitive swimmer, you know how intense a full-day swim meet can be.  It is important to have a sports nutrition plan in place to keep you fueled to perform at your best through the last event.  Here are 7 tips for …

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5 Healthy Evening Snack Ideas for Athletes

5 Healthy Evening Snack Ideas for Athletes Planning a nutritious snack prior to bed can be a great way for athletes to support their sports nutrition goals.  Equipping athletes with healthy evening snack ideas can be key for promoting recovery during sleep.  Ideas for What to Include in an Evening Snack Athletes desiring to gain …

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Your Guide To Game Day Nutrition

Your Guide to Game Day Nutrition As an athlete, taking time to put together a game day nutrition plan is important.  Similar to fueling a race car with premium gas, if you want your body to perform at its best, you need to provide your body with premium fuel.  Let’s take a look at game …

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Meal Prep Athletes 5 Easy Steps to Success

Meal Prep for Athletes – 5 Easy Steps to Success *This article includes affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. With busy practice, strength training, and school schedules, planning and preparing meals to keep athletes fueled throughout the day can be a struggle.   As an athlete, taking time to meal prep …

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11 Healthy College Dorm Food Athletes

11 Healthy College Dorm Foods for Athletes As athletes head back to school, it is important they are equipped with ideas of what college dorm foods to keep available for healthy meals and snacks.  Having nutritious foods available can help set an athlete up for sports nutrition success.  Here are 11 healthy college dorm foods …

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