Eat to Maximize the Benefits of Your Training

Editor(s): Sports Nutrition Focus 2007


When you’re competing, the margin between winning and losing is often very small. Paying attention to detail when you train, like monitoring what you’re eating and drinking, can be that margin of difference. Athletes often know to pay attention to their diet on an event day and during an event itself. But what’s often not appreciated is that the right balance of calories, carbohydrates, protein, and fat, and the proper timing of intake in relation to exercise, can help maximize the benefits of training, day in and day out...