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Even athletes need to watch what they eat from time to time, but they need to make sure that if they're adjusting their nutrition that they don't go too far. Let STACK's treasure trove of diet content help you decide on your new meal plan to help you build strength, burn fat or just improve your conditioning.

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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...

Dietary Displacement: The Real Reason Trendy Diets Can Produce Great Results

Keto. Gluten-free. Raw vegan. Many of today's trendiest diets are quite restrictive. And when you think about it, some are in direct conflict with ...

Are Sweet Potatoes Actually Healthier Than White Potatoes?

Along with chicken breast and brown rice, sweet potatoes have become a staple of the elite athlete diet. Nowadays, nearly every pro athlete with wh...

The New Food Pyramid for Female Athletes

I love talking to female athletes who want to eat healthy and make better decisions when it comes to fueling for their performance. But I often fin...

19 Pro Athletes With Insanely Strict Diets

To survive, a pro athlete's nutrition has to be on point. Players might've been able to eat junk in college and slide by on talent and skill, b...

New Study Says 'Food Deserts' Not to Blame for America's Junk Food Addiction

Americans are fatter and more unhealthy than ever before. In October, a report released by the National Center for Health Statistics confirmed that...

The Juice Shots Pro Teams Rely on for a Performance-Enhancing Boost

Food is medicine. Now more than ever, professional athletes are taking the sentiment to heart. Gone are the days of pre-game Big Macs and postgame ...

If It Fits Your Macros: Everything You Kneed to Know About the Wildly Popular 'IIFYM' Diet

If It Fits Your Macros—a.k.a. "IIFYM"—is one of the most popular diets on the planet. Here's what it entails and the pros and cons of this uniq...

6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Trying Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting (IF) is a diet, or rather a style of eating, in which you fast (don't eat) for an extended period of time and consolidate all of...

How Nutrient Timing Affects Athletic Performance

Athletes have a lot of advice to keep in mind to make the most of their workout. What time is best to exercise, how many times a week you should...

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