Endurance athletes are commonly advised to aim for a target of 60 percent of carbohydrate in their daily diet. Just how much merit is there in this rule of thumb?
Fat is the victim of an unfortunate name. It is all too easy to believe that eating fat makes a person fat.
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 is naturally occurring chemical compound that functions in the body mainly as a mild nervous system stimulant. See how it affects your performance.
Eating a high-fat diet and training at lower intensities will increase your fat burning during exercise--but will it help you race better?
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.
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.
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.
New studies show that drinking a carb-protein sports drinking during weightlifting reduces mucle damage, and more.
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.
When it comes to losing weight, the details don't matter much. It's the principles that count.
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.
The glycemic index is a borderline-useless tool for health and weight management. This article puts the Glycemic Index into perspective.
Think you can't eat for satisfaction and a healthy body weight simultaneously? Think again!
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Under normal circumstances you can rely on your appetite to ensure that you don't overeat. But modern life is not normal circumstances.