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To Eat—or Not to Eat: The Pre-Exercise Question

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photoWhat should you eat before exercise? The following information can help you figure out the best way to fuel your body before you exercise.

ADHD, Athletes & Appetite Issues

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photoAthletes need steady energy to be able to concentrate and perform at their best. Hence, athletes with ADHD need to vigilantly monitor their bodies for early signs of hunger and fatigue.

Fueling on a Budget

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photoThe name of the fueling game is: How can you buy enough healthy calories with the least amount of money? These practical tips can help optimize a low-budget sports diet.

Super Sports Foods: Do They Really Need to be Exotic?

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photoDo we really need chia, spelt, and quinoa? Is anything wrong with old-fashioned peanut butter, broccoli and brown rice?

Carbohydrate Skimpers

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photoSome popular diet books ave convinced many active people to avoid carbohydrate-rich foods. Don't be one of those people.

Eating Disorders in Athletes: The Good News

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photoToo many athletes (of all ages) struggle with food. Some have disordered eating patterns; others have outright eating disorders.

Sports Nutrition: What’s Old? What’s New?

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photoTimes have changed! Common diet and sports nutrition myths get dispelled by science.

Caffeine: Performance Enhancement in a Mug

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photoFor athletes, caffeine is a proven performance enhancer. An estimated 80% of us drink coffee daily. Why, we are more likely to drink coffee than eat fruit!

The 2014 Guide to Healthy Snacking

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photoEnergy bars, gluten-free snacks, nut butters, ice cream, candy and vegetarian options for healthy snacking.

Getting Older, Day by Day

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photoDo you wonder how aging impacts performance—and what you can do to retain youthful fitness?

Eat Your Beans!

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photoIn this era of over-abundant processed foods, I contend that eating cooked beans enhances intake of a variety of important vitamins and minerals for athletes.

Fueling the Ultra-Distance Athlete

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photoPerformance starts with fueling, not training! This article provides nutrition tips for ultra-endurance athletes as well as ordinary exercisers who want ultra-energy.

Exercise Fueling, Beets, Gut Bacteria, Your Heart and More

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photoNutrition highlights from The American College of Sports Medicine 2013.

Sodium, Muscle Cramps and Sweat Losses: Tips for Sweaty Athletes

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photoOverhydration can be as dangerous to your health as underhydration. So what does a sweaty athlete need to know about staying adequately hydrated without stomach sloshing?

Athlete Weight Management

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photoAs an athlete, you are unlikely obese, but you may have concerns about your weight or have relatives who struggle with their weight.
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Nancy Clark

Nancy Clark, MS, RD, an internationally known sports nutritionist and nutrition author, is a registered dietitian (RD) who specializes in nutrition for exercise, health and the nutritional management of eating disorders.