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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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Surprising Things You Can't Eat on a Paleo Diet

The premise of the Paleo diet seems simple enough: if the cavemen didn't eat it, you shouldn't either. Hello meat, fish, poultry, fruits, and veggie...

20 Healthy Dinner Options For Marathon Training

Marathon preparation can seem like an introductory course in endurance eating. Traditionally, the "last supper" before a race was carbo-loaded. No...

24 Healthy Snack Options For Your Marathon Training (With Bonus Recipe)

A great snack can give you the energy to grind through that extra mile or replenish your body after a long run. (See Why Healthy Snacks Help Athlet...

3 Eating Secrets to Bulk Up Fast

Even athletes who spend lots of time in the weight room often have trouble bulking up fast. But if you're willing to adjust your eating habits, you ...

10 Healthy Lunch Options For Your Marathon Training

Marathon training involves more than just pounding the pavement. Eating a balanced diet is also essential. During your training period, the right ...

Gauging Nutrition for a Half or Full Marathon

How you fuel for a marathon or half marathon is just as important as how you train. Without adequate nutrition, you're at risk for fatigue, injury, ...

5 Foods to Avoid Before a Race

A simple nutrition mistake before a race can thwart months of dedicated training. To ensure your body is ready when the starting gun fires, avoid th...

15 Healthy Breakfast Options for Your Marathon Training

We already know the importance of a healthy breakfast, but the morning meal is even more important for runners training for a marathon. Your body is...

Avoid These Common Weekend Eating Mistakes

Eating well is much easier during the week than on weekends. During the week, there is some structure to our days; breakfast, lunch and dinner are...

Are You at Risk for an Eating Disorder?

Twelve-time Olympic medalist and world record-holder Dara Torres is one of the many athletes who has struggled with an eating disorder. As an athl...

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