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Seemingly Harmless Foods to Stop Eating Before You Work Out

They may ~look~ harmless, but they're hurting your performance.

Why You Should Eat a Banana Before Your Next Workout

Hoping for a better workout? Then it may be time to double up on your fave on-the-go fruit

Female Athletes Aren't Eating Enough

Too few calories + intense workouts = no bueno.

WTF Is the Female Athlete Triad and Are You at Risk?

Too much exercise and too few calories can lead to serious health concerns.

What Lauren Holiday Eats to Fuel Up for the World Cup

After sitting out the last game against China, the star midfielder will be returning for tonight's semifinal against Germany. Here's how she powers up.

The Not-So-Healthy Truth About Nutrition Bars

The promise is good, but new research suggests some healthy snacks could pack on the pounds and cut your motivation to move.

What Ali Krieger Eats on Game Day

Before tonight's game versus China, find out what she eats to kill it on the field (and look incredible in ESPN's annual Body Issue).

How USWNT’s Kelley O’Hara Stays Fueled on the Field

Because crushing her opponents at the Women’s World Cup requires an energizing diet.

The Lowdown on the Train Low/Race High Diet Plan

Switching from a low-carb diet to carb-loading right before a race may help you lose weight and run faster.

USWNT's Christen Press' Game-Changing Diet Strategy

The U.S. Women's National Team takes the pitch versus Sweden today. Find out how this forward fuels up beforehand.

What Soccer Star Sydney Leroux Eats to Stay Energized

This fiesty forward stays energized with plenty of clean eating, but caves at the sight of Sriracha and Swedish Fish. Hey, we're all human!

Keep Going and Going: How to Increase Endurance

Keep running with these tips to increase endurance. You’ll be able to keep going and going and going…

6 All-Natural, Energizing Foods for Endurance Training

If traditional gels and GUs don't sit right, try these all-natural, real-food alternatives for racing fuel.

Is Maple Syrup the New Racing Fuel?

UnTapped wants you to ditch your GUs and energy gels for maple syrup pouches.

How Salt Can Help You Run Faster on Race Day

A new study finds that when it comes to long races, these surprising foods could boost your performance.

Eat Protein Foods Rich in This Amino Acid After a Workout for the Best Hot-Body Results

All protein snacks are not created equal. Eat the ones with this amino acid for best hot-body results.

The Best Foods to Fuel Your Marathon Training

Which is better for endurance exercise: real food, gels and goo, or something in between?

Should You Ditch Your Sports Drinks?

New research is slamming them. Here, what you need to know about electrolytes and the alternatives.

Ask the Diet Doctor: Benefits of Plant Waters

From birch to maple to cactus, these drinks are ready to try to kick the tropical sip off its throne as the water du jour.

Ask the Diet Doctor: Fueled by Fats Alone

Cutting out carbs almost completely—or all the way—is advocated by some diets—and it isn’t as unhealthy as you think.

Ask the Diet Doctor: Post-Workout Alcohol

Swapping your post-gym protein shake for a shaken cocktail may not be as detrimental as you think—if you do 2 things.

Why Women Need a New Approach to Sports Nutrition

Science studies men, so we’ve been fueling our bodies like guys. One researcher is out to show that our needs are different and reveals the right way to eat to maximize your fitness.

Ask the Diet Doctor: Restoring Electrolytes

Coconut water or a sports drink seems healthy and smart after exercise, but there may be a better way to refuel your body.

The Best Way to Gain Lean Muscle

Not everyone wants to slim down. If you're looking to tone up and add healthy weight, follow this training plan.

My Marathon Training Diet

Stay fueled for all those miles when training for a marathon without going overboard on the calories and carbs.

12 Tasty Alternatives to Energy Gels

Keep going strong all run or ride long with these to-go pick-me-ups that won’t make you gag.