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Crowdsourced: Effective Nutritional Changes

Triathlete readers share small nutritional changes that have made a big difference in performance.

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Triathlete readers share small nutritional changes that have made a big difference in performance.

“Eating five meals a day including carbs, protein and healthy fats.”
–@neddygurl

“I stopped adding sugar to my daily 6–8 cups o’ joe. Eliminated ‘crash’ I was consistently feeling each mid- to late afternoon.”
–@LandMJ

“Eliminating artificial sweetener has significantly improved energy balance.”
–@Scottahiller

“1) Water first thing in the morning 2) Fat, protein, carbs and fiber in every meal, every 3-4 hrs 3) Avoid high processed ‘food.’”
–@inaki_delaparra

“Hands down: more water, less sugar.”
–@Runner_Mama

“Minimum one gallon of water a day!” –Joe S.

“Cut out bread and drink fresh beetroot juice.” –Abe J.

“Raw almonds as snack of choice.” –Duane O.

“Eat one banana one hour before a swimming workout.” –Vincente B.

“Increasing my intake of good fats … avocados and almonds mostly.” –Jonathan Y.

“Red wine instead of scotch.” –Greg K.

“It’s not about counting calories; it’s about the quality and balance of those calories.” –Carlos S.

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