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Ask the Diet Doctor: What to Eat Before and After a Workout

Our nutrition expert breaks down the right (and wrong!) way to fuel your workout routine.

What to Eat Before Yoga Class

You don’t want to be weighed down or ravenous during class, so fix this snack that tastes like a pina colada!

Caffeinated Jerky Promises to Perk Up Your Workout

Perky Jerky is low-calorie, high-protein—and contains a common energy-drink ingredient that promises to keep you pepped up.

Best Pre- and Post-Workout Snacks for Every Workout

Pair up your specific exercise—running, HIIT, barre, and more—with these foods for better performance—and a better body.

9 Smart Snack Swaps for a Better Body

Your between-meal bites probably aren’t as healthy as you think. Use these tweaks to make them more energizing, satisfying, and beneficial for your body and mind.

Ask the Diet Doctor: Busting the Exercise-Hunger Myth

You’re starving after Tabata class, so you must be taking in more calories than you burn, right? We’ve got good news for you!

10 Portable High-Protein Snacks

Be ready when hunger attacks by packing one of these satisfying bites in your purse or gym tote.

Ask the Diet Doctor: The Workout Benefits of Coffee

Our Diet Doctor explains if a caffeine buzz will help you power through your routine or just leave you dehydrated.

Ask the Diet Doctor: Eating Before a Morning Workout

The Diet Doctor eliminates one of your excuses.

2013 SHAPE Snack Award Winners

We tasted hundreds of healthy snacks to find the best 24 on the market.

The Right Way to Fuel Up for a Workout

Nutritionist Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD explains why some snacks are better than others for pre-workout fuel.

Ask the Diet Doctor: Pre-Race Eating Plan

Forget carb-loading. This strategy will ensure you’re ready at the start line.

6 Homemade Vegan Energy Bars

Stay satisfied and full of pep for hours with these inexpensive, tasty treats.

10 New Foods That Power Up Your Workout

Get faster, stronger, leaner, and sexier and recover in less time with these delicious picks.

Jillian Michaels' Pre-workout Snack

Fuel your next sweat session like the Biggest Loser trainer. We found out exactly what she eats before and after working out.

Fuel Yourself like an Olympic Athlete

Use nutrition to fuel yourself like an Olympic athlete and optimize your health.

Snack Awards 2012: 34 Amazing Low-Cal Snacks

Curb cravings with these SHAPE-approved snacks under 200 calories.

The Best Foods to Eat Before and After Your Workout

How to use the power of nutrition for optimal results.

10 Best Foods to Eat Before a Yoga Class

Nosh on any of these 10 snacks before you hit the mat!

Best Foods to Eat Before & After Running a Marathon

The fuel your body needs to cross the finish line faster and injury-free. Good luck!

How To Fuel Up for an A.M. Run

Get the most from your morning run.