Nutrition Articles

Proper nutrition provides athletes with the energy, nutrients and hydration they need to progress in their training and perform optimally. In addition to following a healthy diet, athletes must pay particular attention to gaining muscle and losing fat, which together improve athletic performance. To power workouts and games, and to ensure a strong recovery, elite athletes take care to eat properly and to hydrate before, during and after workouts and competitions. In some situations, athletes gain an edge with prescribed use of safe supplements. Learn how elite athletes supercharge their performance by following scientifically-supported nutrition strategies.

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Elena Delle Donne Reveals the Ins-And-Outs of Her MVP Diet

Elena Delle Donne is one of basketball's brightest stars. In addition to being named WNBA MVP in 2015, the Washington Mystics small forward is a seven...

I'm Barely Eating But My Body Isn't Changing. Why?

Tells me if this sounds familiar... You are a female athlete. You train hard, and do so 5-6 days a week. You want to be in your BEST shape fo...

How to Eat Like The U.S. Women's National Team

If the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team goes the distance at the World Cup this year, they'll spend more than a month on the road, playing a total of...

The New Food Pyramid for Female Athletes

I love talking to female athletes who want to eat healthy and make better decisions when it comes to fueling for their performance. But I often fin...

How Allyson Felix Fuels Up on Race Days

Four-time Olympic gold medal-winning sprinter Allyson Felix may only weigh 120 pounds, but she burns up so much energy through training and competitio...

WNBA Star Maya Moore's Small Diet Change That Produced Big Results

Just before the 2013 season, Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore spent three weeks living and training with WNBA veteran Kara Lawson—and not just ...

Female Athlete Weight: How Low Is Too Low?

Female athlete weight is always a sensitive subject even though female athletes typically have a better idea of healthy weight and healthy body image....

Answering Common Questions From Female Athletes

Here are answers to some common nutrition questions asked by female athletes. What are my greatest nutritional deficiency risks? Iron deficiency i...

Keep Iron Levels High for Optimum Performance

Low iron levels are fairly common among distance runners, but what does this really mean? Iron deficiency, or anemia, is a condition is which t...

Lunch Box Special: Tobin Heath's Old-School Pre-Game Favorite

Many athletes follow complex eating plans to power up for big games, but not U.S. Women's Soccer National Team member Tobin Heath. She found her sec...

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