Diet Articles

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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5 Most Common Nutritional Deficiencies in Athletes

Nutritional deficiencies can negatively affect how athletes perform. STACK talked to sports dietician Leslie Bonci to find out which macronutrients at...

Denver Nuggets Strength Coach Steve Hess Explains How Basketball Players Should Eat

When it comes to the game of basketball at the highest competitive levels, it's much more than practice (place your Allen Iverson joke here). Basketball...

5 Simple Nutrition Rules Every Athlete Should Follow to Improve Performance on the Field

Athletes want to be able to perform their best during competition. Not only must they work out to become their best, they also have to eat right. ST...

Tom Brady Has Never Eaten a Strawberry

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is a health nut. He doesn't drink coffee. He eats avocado ice cream and calls it dessert. He equates drin...

Why The Sugar in Fruit Doesn't Make You Fat

Sugar is bad. Eating too much of it has been linked to obesity, Type 2 diabetes, tooth decay, heart disease and even cancer. Americans have long kn...

How I Maintain Muscle on a (Mostly) Plant-Based Diet

You mostly eat plants and you're building muscle? How do you get your protein? If you've been interested in trying a plant based diet, and you want to...

Forget Calories. The Weight of Your Food is What Really Matters

When it comes to food, calories are king. People often think about the caloric values of food before anything else. That's not necessarily a bad th...

4 Easy Protein Hacks to Help You Build Muscle and Get Stronger

With so much going on in the day, it's tough to sit and eat a balanced meal. Athletes know that proteina is vital to build muscle and improve strength...

Always Hungry? These 6 Healthy Snacks Are Guaranteed to Fill You Up

There's being hungry, and there's being hungry. The latter refers to that insatiable, unquenchable, indestructible hunger that leads you to dow...

Ryan Lochte's 8,000-Calorie Diet Includes Pizza, Wings and Soda Every Friday Night

When it comes to athletes' diets, swimmers seem to have the most extreme meal plans. Michael Phelps is known to have one of the craziest diets, eati...

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