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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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6 Strategies To Help Young Athletes Eat Better

Over the years, I've found that poor nutrition habits, often characterized by a failure to eat regularly, are one of the biggest barriers for kids in ...

Why 'Processed Foods' Aren't Always an Enemy to Athletes

All processed foods are bad for you. It's a myth I've heard since the start of my fitness career. Many people think that almost everything "process...

Paleo Plus: Rethinking Diet and Exercise

I often see parallels between nutrition and exercise. I believe the evolution and development of modern exercise science mirrors that of n...

The Recovery Benefits of Tart Cherry Supplements

Athletes know that supplementing your diet with protein shakes, bars, and vitamins can help with recovering from a hard workout or game. A new...

Determine an Athlete's Optimum Sport Weight in 4 Steps

PALEO DIET A Step by Step Approach to Optimal Weight and Performance by Athletes Amy Jamieson-Petonic, MEd, RDN, CSSD, LD After attending the Academy of...

The Food Rules for Building Muscle

Rome wasn't built in a day, and neither are most athletes. Gaining muscle is not easy and it doesn't happen overnight. In fact, at some of the t...

4 Common Nutrition Questions Answered

Common Nutrition Problems As a Registered Dietitian in private practice, I love putting on my scientist hat to help people solve the answers to some...

Sports Nutrition for Coaches: What to Tell Your Athletes

How can my athletes gain muscle mass and get stronger? Why are my players losing so much weight? What should my players be eating? These are the three...

A High School Coach's Guide to Eating Disorders

Participation in high school athletics confers many benefits, not the least of which are learning discipline and teamwork. But there can be some dow...

2 Essential Ingredients for Pre-Workout Supplements

If you're interested in getting as much as you can out of your workouts, make sure to factor in pre-workout nutrition. Failure to do so results in l...

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