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MAY 18, 2011 * Nutrition
Nutrition Edge - Vol 2

Like everyone else, endurance athletes worry about their weight.  And, like everyone else, endurance athletes diet periodically.  We know that a pound contains about 3,500 calories, so if we eat 1,000 calories less each day, more than two pounds will magically disappear each week.  And, since we are generally impatient, we push the daily caloric deficit to help us get to our goal weight faster.  For athletes, however, the consequences of reducing caloric intake by 750-1,000 calories per day can be significant. SEE MORE