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Maintaining Weight While Triathlon Training

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photoThis may be an unusual question, but what is the best way to keep weight on while eating healthy? The problem is that I struggle to maintain my weight and always feel like I need to eat more.

August 2010 Nutrition Chat with Coach Marni Rakes

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photoDiscussions on balanced meals, recommended amount of protein, losing weight for an Ironman, is pizza good? and beer as a recovery drink.

May 2010 Nutrition Chat with Coach Marni Rakes

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photoDiscussions on losing weight during half Ironman training, high sugar fruits to avoid, and the Paleo diet.

April 2010 Nutrition Chat with Coach Marni Rakes

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photoDiscussion on chocolate milk for recovery after workouts and Ironman bike fueling.

Member Question: Late Night Snacking

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photoMy hunger stays under control well enough throughout the day eating every couple hours but come 9:00 pm I am again craving something sweet and if I don't eat I don't sleep.

March 2010 Nutrition CHAT with Coach Marni Rakes

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photoDiscussions on good vs bad sugars, fluid loss replacement, clean eating, the Paleo diet and are gels necessary for olympic races.

Member Question: Too Much Protein?

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photo I follow a computer program that tracts everything I eat and measures the calories I burn but according to this program I am taking in way too much protein.

Member Question: Ironman Distance Nutrition Options

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photo"I've tried several sport drinks during training for last years CDA race and all ended up giving me incredible gas problems during the run."

Real Foods or Supplements?

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photo"What are the current ideas on supplements for the triathlete?" This article will give you some real food options for many of the important nutrients.

February 2010 Nutrition CHAT with Coach Marni Rakes

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photoDiscussions on caloric needs for weightloss and workouts plus whole wheat breads.

January 2010 Nutrition Chat with Coach Marni Rakes

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photoDiscussions on the number of meals to eat, carbo loading, good carbs and breakfast, peanut butter and whey protein.

Member Question: Are Multivitamins Necessary?

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photoCan you recommend a vitamin and mineral complex to support a triathlete and our diets?

November 2009 Nutrition Chat with Coach Marni Rakes

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photoDiscussions on Weight Watchers, eating out, peanut butter, agave nectar, not wanting to count calories and replacing calories burned by working out.

October 2009 Nutrition Chat with Coach Marni Rakes

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photoThis discussion focuses on gastrointestinal (GI) upset on the bike and run and several ways to alleviate the issue.

Member Question: Hydration on Hot Days for Sprint Triathlons

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photoIn both races (both were around 90 degrees during the run) however, during the run I felt like I had consumed too much fluid on the bike.
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mrakes1

Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology. I am a certified sports nutritionist through the International Society of Sports Nutrition,I teach spinning and I am CPR certified. I have finished the 2006 Boston marathon, 2006 IMFL, 2007 Ironman world Championship and I am qualified for the 2007 Ironman 70.3 World Championship. I write for Triathlete magazine and I love writing for BT.com!