Nutrition Articles

Proper nutrition provides athletes with the energy, nutrients and hydration they need to progress in their training and perform optimally. In addition to following a healthy diet, athletes must pay particular attention to gaining muscle and losing fat, which together improve athletic performance. To power workouts and games, and to ensure a strong recovery, elite athletes take care to eat properly and to hydrate before, during and after workouts and competitions. In some situations, athletes gain an edge with prescribed use of safe supplements. Learn how elite athletes supercharge their performance by following scientifically-supported nutrition strategies.

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5 Foods That Are Stunningly High in Sodium

Although sodium is an essential nutrient—your body needs it to survive—it's also incredibly easy to overindulge on the stuff. In fact, studies s...

3 Unlikely Ways to Lose Fat

There are hundreds of weight loss diet plans and supplements out there that claim to help individuals lose fat. Although some weight loss diet plans and...

Carb Loading for a Long Race? Here's How to Do It

Carb loading has been used by runners for years to increase their energy levels for a race. Traditionally most athletes will eat a big carb heavy meal...

The Complete 5K Nutrition Plan

The 5K is an amazing event . . . some people hope to cross the finish line in one piece, while others train hardcore for the sub-20 minute mark (or even...

How Undereating Can Make You Gain Weight

It always amazes me how many clients I see who come in so motivated to change their lifestyle and work on achieveing a healthy weight with limited...

'Ultimate Oatmeal' Recipe For Runners

Ultimate Oatmeal Recipe Breakfast is an essential meal for refueling your body after an early morning run. Oatmeal is an ideal breakfast choice for...

Video Games Are Less Awful Than TV. Here's Why

Thinkstock If you're laid up with an injury, you might want to swap out your television remote for an Xbox controller—at least according to a re...

6 Foods Every CrossFit Athlete Should Have in the Kitchen

Your workouts will only be as effective as the fuel you choose to power them with, and getting through a CrossFit workout is no easy task. Any advan...

5 Rules You Must Know Before Taking a Fish Oil Supplement

Background In the late 1980s, some of the first field tests of high-grade fish oil supplements took place with athletes in California. Dr. Barry Se...

10 Easy Ways to Eat Real Food

When it comes to healthy eating, more important than looking at the calories, you should be focusing on the ingredients you are consuming. It is easy in...

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