Marie Spano


Marie Spano, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS is a sports dietitian with a MS in Nutrition and BS in Exercise and Sports Science. She consults with professional, recreational and collegiate athletes. In addition, Ms. Spano is a freelance writer, national spokesperson and food, beverage and supplement industry consultant. She is a former Division 1 cross country runner who now spends more time in the gym than pounding the pavement.

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  • What Does “Eating Clean” Really Mean?

    The most popular term for improving your nutrition is unfortunately also the most confusing. Let's pull back the "clean" curtain and see what really works for fat loss!

  • How Açai Berries Are Good For You!

    Acai is not a miracle weight loss supplement and it will not help you burn fat. However, it is a healthy berry that's loaded with antioxidants. Find out how this berry really can help you.

  • Are Carbs Wrecking Your Body? Yes, Says One Well-Known Science Writer

    Gary Taubes may go against the usual nutrition grain, but he has the argument to back it up.

  • Should You Go On A Cleanse?

    Cleanses are all the rage, but is one really the best choice for you? Dietician Marie Spano lays out the pros and cons for athletes.

  • In Defense Of Processed Foods

    Processed foods have become an easy villain among fit-minded people—too easy, in fact. Here's why cutting processed foods out of your diet is a big-time mistake!

  • How Fish Oil Increases Joint Mobility!

    You may be taking fish oil to help prevent heart disease... But did you know that fish oil can also increase joint mobility? Learn more.

  • Fighting Off Free Radicals

    Think you can only get antioxidants through supplements or expensive juicing machines? If you're losing sleep for fear of losing the battle against free radicals, it's time for an antioxidant reality check!

  • Athletes Need Their Veggies: 3 Vegetables You Need To Eat

    Vegetables are the nutritional backbone of a healthy diet. Don't push them to the side of your plate! Make friends with the produce department for better health and performance.

  • Resveratrol Benefits: How Good Is This Grape-Skin Supplement?

    Reservations about resveratrol? Learn what this cutting-edge ingredient is all about, and get caught up with the latest resveratrol research!

  • Are You A Gluten-Intolerant Bodybuilder? If So, You MUST Read This!

    If some grains are a pain, you may have a more serious problem. Here's everything the fit need to know about gluten intolerance.

  • 3 Reasons To Avoid The Blood-Type Diet

    For starters, it has no basis in science or reason. Learn how the fit-minded should eat instead.

  • 5 New Year Supplements For Better Brain Power And Focus

    With the new year approaching perhaps it's time to look into new ways of prolonging and supporting your physical health and mental prowess.

  • Boost Your Energy With Biotin!

    The modern lifestyle is busier than ever, and many are finding they don't have enough time in the day. Getting a little energy boost may be just what you need to finish all your daily tasks. See how biotin can help.

  • How Anti-Inflammatory Foods Help You Recover Faster!

    If you workout, chances are you'll experience pain and tender muscles at some point in your life. Think twice before you reach for the anti-inflammatory medication. Those pills may be slowing down your recovery.

  • How Bodybuilding Can Help You Recover From Mono!

    If you thought that mono affects only the kids in college dorms, think again. Don't worry too much. Your bodybuilding lifestyle can help. Find out how.

  • How Supplementing With Iron Can Fight Fatigue!

    Yes, our days are busy, but if you are fatigued all the time, it may not be your busy schedule that's sapping your energy. You may be dealing with an iron deficiency. Find out how iron helps fight fatigue.

  • How The Bodybuilding Supplement Creatine Enhances Your Health!

    In the gym world, creatine is known for its ability to boost strength and power. Creatine is one of the best supplements an athlete can take. But, did you know that it has other benefits as well? Find out more below...

  • How A Heart Rate Monitor Can Help You Train Better!

    If you want to lose weight, get ripped, get faster or improve your conditioning, a heart rate monitor is a tool you should not live without. Find out more below!

  • Why You Need Essential Fatty Acids!

    Whatever you are looking for in your food, don’t take for granted the vital nutrients that you get from your food. Essential Fatty Acids are part of those nutrients that do a variety of very good things in our body. Find out more below!

  • Caffeine And Weight Loss: 3 Reasons It Can Help Your Fat Loss Goal!

    If you are overweight and looking for a pick-me-up that may also support your body burning a few extra calories, look no further than caffeine.