To perform well in elite sports, you must train hard. But you can’t stop there. To make the most of your training, you need to eat right and take the right supplements. And for any of that to matter, you need to start with a healthy lifestyle. If you want to excel in your sport, start here.

 

How to Eat Healthy

Nutrition is a complex topic, so there is a lot to cover. Here is my advice on what to eat, when to eat, and where to eat (yes that includes fast food restaurants). This is how to eat healthy in your daily life.

My personal favorite post to start with would be How to Eat Healthy on a Budget.

No post found

 

Precision Nutrition

Check out the Precision Nutrition Eating System – a set of books and manuals – to discover exactly how to eat. Covers everything you need to know to design your own nutrition plan.

(To take it a step further, you could even become your own nutrition coach.)

 

Sports Nutrition Tips and Guides:

When the goal is to improve sports performance, things get even more detailed. Here are my guides on what to eat before, during, and after your workouts.

Jump right in to my sports nutrition guide for what to eat and drink to fuel your workouts.

No post found

 

Top-Rated Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks:

Here are my thoughts on some of the most popular sports nutrition products from Powerbar, Hammer Nutrition, and other top names.

Energy Bars

No post found

Energy Gels

No post found

Sports Drinks (Hydration)

No post found

Protein Bars & Shakes

No post found

Supplements

No post found

Snacks & Fast Food

No post found

 

Vitamins & Dietary Supplements:

I don’t recommend a lot of supplements, but when you’re putting your body through intense training, supplements can come in very handy. Here is my advice on who should take what (and when).

Start with my guide to the must-have supplements for endurance athletes.

No post found

 

How to Cook Your Own Food (Healthy Recipes I Love)

These are some of my favorite recipes that fit well into an endurance athlete’s diet. They include lots of carbs for energy, protein for muscle recovery, and high quality fats to keep your body functioning at an optimal level.

No post found

 

FREE 5-Day Nutrition Coaching Course

I highly recommend enrolling in this totally FREE 5-part video series from Dr. John Berardi, one of the sharpest minds in sports nutrition and fat loss. You'll discover how to create a nutrition plan and follow through on it!

pn certification video

Just click play!

 

Recent Articles

I think just about everyone wants six pack abs. Here is my answer to a question about the right diet for achieving low body fat

Ever wonder how many complex carbs are in your food? Here is how to figure out complex carbs and determine if a food is healthy

For every scientific study showing one thing, there is at least one other study showing the opposite result. Considering the onslaught of studies showing how

Here comes the age old question about getting in shape and losing weight when you have a busy schedule. This calls for tips and advice

If you are diabetic and looking for a sugar-free energy bar, there are a few options that may work for you. Here are some energy

There is a big debate about which is healthier, rolled oats or steel cut oats. Let us compare the various types of oats and oatmeal

A commenter recently remarked that the sugar and electrolytes in Gatorade aren't needed. That is a very broad generalization, and those tend to be wrong,

FRS Healthy Energy is still being hotly debated. I was recently asked about the caffeine content in FRS, so I'll expand on that today. FRS

If I have a long day ahead of me, there's only one option for breakfast - oatmeal. Oatmeal is quite simply the perfect breakfast for

While foods like Powerbars are great for hard rides and races, it's hard to get past the desire for "real" food. If there's a good