There are so many diets out there- some based on science, others on religion or ethical beliefs, and more than I can attempt to count based on nothing other than anecdotal experiments or strange food combinations! But what’s the best for physical endurance sports like marathoning and racing triathlon?
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For the triathlon, cycling or running newbie, it can be quite overwhelming seeing fellow training buddies carrying what appears to be a utility belt equipped with a diverse line-up of nutritional tools. This article provides a platform for the ingredients recommended for optimal energy levels and peak performance during endurance training and racing.
All too often, the holiday season can be a challenging time when it comes to body weight and body fat %. It is very common to hear individuals say, “I gained 10- 15 over the holidays!”
Most of the year athletes maintain a strict diet, eat only healthy foods and even count calories. This keeps you lean and fast, but from my experience, I know it can also add stress to your already stressful lifestyle. The off-season is a time to put your body and mind to rest. Relaxing that belt also helps you relax your mind, and will help you start the season mentally fresh.
Endurance athletes often try to boost their diets with vitamins, powders, energy drinks, and other supplements. However, making sure you incorporate all the basics may be your biggest dietary advantage. Ben Greenfield, top nutrition expert, reminds us of how important the basics, like natural probiotics, are to overall health and athletic performance.