Beginner Triathlete - Diet & Nutrition articles

author : Nancy Clark
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photoCan athletes use the glycemic index ranking system to determine what to eat before, during, and after exercise?
author : Nancy Clark
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photoAfter a hard workout, I really like having a Coke or Pepsi. How bad is this for recovery and for my health? Should I stop drinking orange juice because it is loaded with (fattening) carbs and sugar?
author : Nancy Clark
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photoFor athletes, the saying “Drink responsibly” holds true for all fluids. Don’t let dehydration—or overhydration—hurt your ability to enjoy exercise and perform at your best.
author : Nancy Clark
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photoAre organic products worth the extra cost? In terms of nutrition, some research suggests organic foods may have slightly more minerals and antioxidants than conventionally grown counterparts.
author : mrakes1
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photoNow is the time to practice, perfect and master your training and racing nutrition. Especially for the beginner triathlete, this is the time for developing an individualized nutrition plan.
author : KenMierke
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photoA powerful attraction of the calories in/calories out paradigm is its apparent simplicity. Unfortunately, the human body isn’t so simple and that is why this seemingly wonderful formula doesn't work.
author : Nancy Clark
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photoWith the coming of the New Year, athletes commonly think about making nutrition resolutions. Good thing, given only 3 to 4% of Americans follow all of the established Dietary Guidelines.
author : mrakes1
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photoWith a decrease in my training, and an increase in all the comfort foods, is it possible to eat healthy during the winter months?
author : Nancy Clark
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photoIf you have ever felt confused by the plethora of commercial sports fuels, you are not alone. Runners, cyclists, and other athletes inevitably ask me, "What’s the best energy bar? gel? sports drink?"
author : IRONVIKING
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photoThe crux of rehab was so simple: “Eat and exercise like your life depended on it.” It seemed to take all the guesswork out of the picture and make things that much easier for me.
author : Nancy Clark
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photoWhile carbo-loading sounds simple (just stuff yourself with pasta, right?), the truth is that many endurance athletes make food mistakes that hurt their performance.
author : Nancy Clark
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photoQuestions arise among health-conscious athletes: Should I eat fish or avoid it? Does the risk of mercury poisoning and PCB toxins outweigh the health benefits from eating fish?
author : mrakes1
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photoBy not keeping pace with your carbohydrate stores during training, you quickly deplete the necessary fuel for your working muscles.
author : Nancy Clark
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photoAthletes have a different biochemistry than unfit people. Athletes are unlikely to experience an insulin surge that leads to overeating and “getting fat” from enjoying a potato with dinner.
author : Nancy Clark
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photoTo find out more about the Pyramid's hidden messages, I logged on to www.MyPyramid.gov. This website, in contrast to the icon, offers an impressive amount of helpful information.
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