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photoA healthy weight for runners
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photoSports nutrition researchers weigh in on carbs, digestion, hydration and more
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photoDefining "good fats" in an athlete's diet
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photoPreaching tolerance for gluten, veganism, and cheat days
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photoFuel sensibly and avoid undermining your fitness for weight loss
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photoEnergy Bars, Gels & Electrolyte Replacers: Are they essential sports foods?
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photoHot topics in food and nutrition: Updates from the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics
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photoWhen hunger strikes, a piece of fruit is unlikely to be your snack of first choice because it is not very hearty. That is, calorie-dense apple pie with ice cream can easily be far more appealing.
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photoHave you been hearing stories that fats are better than carbs as fuel for endurance athletes? Maybe you have wondered if scientific research supports those stories?
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photoPerformance starts with good nutrition. If you make the effort to travel to sports events, you might as well make the effort to eat well. No amount of training will outperform a bad sports diet.
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photoThe benefits of beet juice, chocolate milk and caffeine in enhancing endurance activities. Are slow or fast carbs better? Also, what is the best way to stay strong?
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photoMany athletes go to great extremes to eat healthfully. There is no such thing as a “bad food.” There is a bad diet, yes, as judged by looking at the whole day’s intake.
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photoExercise is medicine. Given that two-thirds of Americans are either overweight or obese, we need to figure out how to turn this ship around.
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photoAre grains really all that bad for us? To listen to some athletes talk, you'd think grain foods are the dieter's demon. Often demoted to being “just carbs,” whole grains are more than that.
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photoWhat’s New? Nutrition Update from the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics
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Nancy Clark

Nancy Clark, MS, RD, an internationally known sports nutritionist and nutrition author, is a registered dietitian (RD) who specializes in nutrition for exercise, health and the nutritional management of eating disorders.