You may know that you need carbs to perform well, but not always for the reasons you think. Here’s the new science on why going carb-light can actually be hurting your performance.
A sports-certified Registered Dietitian lays out how to fuel during a strength-focused training block (and no, you don't have to choke down a million protein shakes).
Nitrates - found abundantly in beets, beet juice, and beetroot supplements - have been found to boost athletic performance. But how much should you take, when, and why? Scott Tindal digs in to the science.
This blood marker is a warning sign that your body may be dangerously low in iron.
A new study compares energy availability (EA) across different sports, and finds triathletes are making one critical mistake when it comes to the offseason.
It's not ideal, but when you're disastrously low on calories mid-ride or mid-run, stopping at a gas station for a snack can bring you back to life. R.D. Matthew Kadey outlines what to eat (and what to avoid).
You know it as a bone booster, but there are plenty of other reasons to make sure you are getting enough calcium. Here’s your primer on the essential nutrient.
A low-carb diet could actually be letting you down. We dig into some surprising side effects.
Performance nutrition is more than just eating - it's about eating the right foods at the right time in your training. This 12-week countdown to race day will help you focus on what’s important (and filter out the noise).
As temperatures rise, we need to adjust more than our pace and fluid intake—science says there are foods and supplements that can specifically help your body's systems in the heat.
We put dozens of drinks, gels, chews, and bars to the test and picked out best bets for every palate preference—from unflavored to “wow, that’s weird!” These were our favorites.
In the latest episode of our training podcast, we talk about all aspects of nutrition and fueling—from common mistakes and carb loading through to sweat testing and race day strategies.
Thinking of ditching meat? We look at some of the benefits—as well as ways to avoid the common pitfalls for endurance athletes.
Fueling and nutrition can make or break your training, recovery, and performance. We've got the ultimate guide to help set you up for fueling success.
The "calories burned" metric on your fitness tracker is probably wrong. A Registered Dietitian how to do the (accurate) math yourself.
Use these delicious and (mostly) nutritious recipes to make your bars, gels, and chews go further—or just eat up the last of your stash from race season.
We analyze the daily food log of a regular busy, age-group athlete—who also is a professional performance nutritionist. The lesson? Nutritionists probably eat more like you and me, and that's a good thing.
Going out? Ordering in? Eat this, not that.
Everything you need to know about eating for optimal performance as you count down to the big day.
The best high-protein breakfasts for athletes (and no, you don't have to eat eggs).
With a few simple steps, you can tamp down inflammation and level up your swim, bike, and run performance.
Of all of the takes currently floating around the internet, elite runner Sabrina Little argues that the worst is probably the one about how a professional runner would never eat a burrito.
Is your morning meal as critical as it seems? We asked the experts.
Low-carb, high-fat diets may be popular, but there’s a lot to know about how LCHF applies to triathlon training and racing. We take a deep dive the delicate risk/reward proposition.
A daily diet of pizza, cookies and Ben & Jerry’s affects more than your waistline.
Steer clear of one-size-fits-all formulas to balance carbs, fat, and protein in your diet.
If 2020 taught Sam Long anything, it’s to work hard—and relax harder.
The performance benefits of the world’s favorite chemical could be washed out if it causes trouble in your gut.
Ready to go beyond the marathon? Check out this introductory guide to ultrarunning and a beginner’s training plan for tackling a 50K.
In a recent GU Energy Lab nutrition happy hour, we learned how runners can stay healthy this fall and winter.
Give it a whirl; it might work for you—just make sure it works long before race day.
You can use beef, bison, or any lean red meat to make this hearty stew.
Serve fried rice as a side or as the main event—thanks to the eggs and vegetables, it’s a balanced meal for a busy night.
Serve these shortbread cookies with bowls of smashed berries and honey—a quick take on fresh jam.
This is a delicious gluten-free cornbread that you can serve as a great dessert or hearty side to your meal.
When the workout ends, what you eat plays a huge role in how you recover.
It's time to start thinking about how you're going to fuel for the upcoming season—and we're here to help.
Find out what’s really worth your extra hard-earned money and where you can feel good about saving a few bucks.
Keep your nutrition on track when racing away from home.
With the warmer weather finally here, I’m taking my long rides outside. How should I be approaching my on-the-bike hydration?
I am training for my first Ironman. How do I change my diet to support my increased workout volume?
Still stuck indoors, but want to begin practicing early-season race nutrition now? Find out how.
Learn how to keep the reins on evening sugar cravings.
Trying to drop a few pounds before the season starts? Lauren Antonucci advises against cutting your fuel off after a certain time of day.
Recovering from a hard workout is the best excuse to chow down, but figuring out how to do it can be a challenge.
If you're ready to trade the pavement for the trails, study up on these three nutritional differences.
What you eat—and when you eat it—post-workout is vital to your body’s ability to build and adapt from the training session.