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THE FIRST RULE OF SPORTS NUTRITION: EAT ENOUGH.

“No matter what diet you follow, getting in sufficient amounts of calories around training is essential for performance,” says Shawn Wells, a certified sports nutritionist, nutritional biochemist, and registered dietitian. “If you are trying to perform optimally and improve as an athlete while following a typical calorie-restricted, weight-loss diet, you are probably not going to get those time-trial PR’s very often, if at all. Under-fueling as an athlete leads to under-performing.”

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