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Nutrition


Nutrition for Male vs. Female Athletes

Tuesday, March 24, 2009 | By Dr. Rick Kattouf

An athlete's nutritional requirements will be based on the amount of lean muscle the athlete has and what the athlete is goal-setting for. As an athlete becomes leaner, his/her nutritional needs will change.

Caffeine And The Endurance Athlete

Wednesday, January 28, 2009 | By Pacific Health Laboratories

Caffeine is naturally occurring chemical compound that functions in the body mainly as a mild nervous system stimulant. See how it affects your performance.

How To Burn More Fat While Training

Wednesday, January 28, 2009 | By Pacific Health Laboratories

Eating a high-fat diet and training at lower intensities will increase your fat burning during exercise--but will it help you race better?

Nutrition and the Immune System

Thursday, January 15, 2009 | By Ilana Katz MS, RD, LD

You don't have to get sick this winter. Eating right will strengthen your immune system and help you ward off colds and flu viruses.

Protein 202

Tuesday, January 13, 2009 | By Pacific Health Laboratories

You’ve already passed Protein 101, now it’s time for Protein 202: five beyond-the-basics protein facts that will help you use protein more effectively to build muscle and even burn fat. 

The Straight Dope on Salt

Tuesday, January 13, 2009 | By Pacific Health Laboratories

There a lot of myths about the effects of salt consumption. Here's the "straight dope" on the role of sodium in an athlete's nutrition protocol.

Carb-Protein Sports Drink Research Update

Tuesday, January 13, 2009 | By Pacific Health Laboratories

New studies show that drinking a carb-protein sports drinking during weightlifting reduces mucle damage, and more.

Optimal Performance Weight

Monday, December 22, 2008 | By Pacific Health Laboratories

Finding the body weight associated with your best performances will help you manage your weight more effectively. Here's how to determine your optimal performance weight.

7 Principles of Healthy Weight Loss

Monday, December 22, 2008 | By Pacific Health Laboratories

When it comes to losing weight, the details don't matter much. It's the principles that count.

Energy Partitioning

Monday, December 22, 2008 | By Pacific Health Laboratories

The effort to get leaner is essentially a game of energy partitioning, or ensuring that most of the calories you consume are used to build and fuel muscles.

Glycemic Index

Monday, December 22, 2008 | By Pacific Health Laboratories

The glycemic index is a borderline-useless tool for health and weight management. This article puts the Glycemic Index into perspective.

Healthy Satiety

Monday, December 22, 2008 | By Pacific Health Laboratories

Think you can't eat for satisfaction and a healthy body weight simultaneously? Think again!

The All You Can Eat Diet, Part 1

Tuesday, December 2, 2008 | By Pacific Health Laboratories

What's the "all you can eat diet"? It's simple: if you work out enough, you can eat as much as you want, and whenever you want.

The Art of Counting Calories

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 | By Matt Fitzgerald

Counting calories makes sense, but in practice it is not very easy to do accurately or effectively. Here are some both low- and high-tech methods for doing so, and the benefits or drawbacks of each.

A Quick Guide to the Paleo Diet for Athletes

Friday, October 31, 2008 | By TrainingPeaks

A quick summary of the book "The Paleo Diet for Athletes" by Dr. Loren Cordain and Joe Friel. This article will cover some simple rules that will help athletes get started on a Paleolithic diet.

Body Weight Management

Friday, October 24, 2008 | By Joe Friel

While being lighter typically means better performance for a triathlete, weight alone will not determine performance. Joe Friel discusses how and when to get to the best competitive weight range for you.

What is Base Training?

Friday, October 24, 2008 | By Joe Friel

The Base period is the time of year when you train to train, not train to race. That means in base you are preparing the body for the greater stresses that will follow in the build period.

5 Things That Affect Your Appetite

Thursday, October 23, 2008 | By Pacific Health Laboratories

Under normal circumstances you can rely on your appetite to ensure that you don't overeat. But modern life is not normal circumstances.

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