Counting calories makes sense. A calorie (technically a kilocalorie) is a unit of energy. Specifically, it is energy stored in the bonds of the nutrient molecules we consume in food. To oversimplify a bit, when calories remain stored in molecular bonds, those molecules become part of our bodies (for example, body fat).
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Quick fat-shedding can come in handy, whether you need to shed pounds for an upcoming race, fit into your tux or bridesmaid dress, or get a few more inches into your vertical for the upcoming basketball league. Here are the three key steps that I utilize with my clients and athletes when we need to burn through fat as quickly as possible.
Question: Now that my race season is over, my training will change slightly. I plan to increase my weight training to two days per week and due to weather and daylight savings, the majority of my bike workouts will be on the indoor trainer. I plan to run outside as well as some runs on the treadmill. During this time, are there any recommendations you have for my nutrition?
Question: I am training for a marathon and I do a long run every week. My long run is really suffering, as my energy towards the end is really low. Also, I am having a difficult time recovering from these runs. I drink a small amount of water during these runs. Is there anything I can do that may help?