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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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What's Fake and What's Real? The Ultimate Food Survival Guide

Food is not meant for pleasure as so many of us have been programmed to believe. It's got one true purpose: to provide our bodies with the vital nut...

No, Really—Don't Shop When You're Hungry: A Study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new study offers evidence to support what many people have learned for themselves: never go grocery shopping when yo...

Navigate a Backyard BBQ With Healthy Choices

Warm weather isn't the only sign of summer. We know the season is back by the smells—freshly cut grass, chlorine from swimming pools, fruity scent...

5 Foods and 3 Tips to Fight Sugar Cravings

Cravings are natural. They're actually part of the body's feedback system to tell us what it needs. For example, if you crave red meat, you are pote...

Detoxing the Safe, Natural Way

Detox programs have a strange allure. In Theory Detox sponsors claim to help you shed pounds quickly by following a sophisticated system of cuttin...

Demystifying Popular Smoothie Boosters

Today's juice bars have turned making a smoothie into a science experiment. Toss in a dash of something for extra vitamins, build muscle with a pi...

Running a Marathon? Your Fueling Questions Answered

Marathon season is in full swing, and many of my clients have come to me with nutrition questions for their big race. If you're running a marathon...

Fuel for Thought: Gels, Bloks and Beans

Halfway through a full marathon or as you embark on the biking segment of a triathlon, your energy level dips. This is when an energy supplement can...

The Missing Nutrient Needed For Weight Loss

Let's face it, we like quick fixes. And we're susceptible to the lures of advertisements for weight-loss products. Fight the flab by taking a pill...

Why the Number of Meals You Eat Per Day Doesn't Matter

Photo by Anjan Chatterjee/flickr.com Nutritionists love to say, "diet is a four-letter word." In reality, diet is a 10-letter word: misleading....

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