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If you get eight hours of sleep a night, you're awake for hours a week. Your first meal of the day should make up a third to a half of your daily calories, she says, to avoid getting tired in the evening and eating too much or too poorly. Maintain a healthy relationship with food Triathletes are obsessive types. If you want to get into the sport or improve your performance, this book is for you.

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Monitor macronutrients Fueling your body well goes beyond eating your fruits and veggies. The organization works to create interest and participation in a variety of programs, including camps, clinics, races, and educational opportunities. But as a rule of thumb, he says athletes should aim for getting percent of daily calories from carbohydrate, percent from protein and percent from fat. Complete Triathlon Guide covers both. Fat, which inhibits carbohydrate absorption, should wait until a few hours later.

For sessions more than three hours, Seebohar recommends consuming to grams of carbohydrate one to four hours beforehand. It is the must-have resource for every triathlete. When she counsels her athletes, she looks for bad habits like eating behind a computer screen, skipping meals and negative emotions surrounding food, and steers them toward a more forgiving attitude. So we consulted six of triathlon's top nutritionists for their key tenets of everyday nutrition.

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When it comes to food, this relationship can get tricky. Think again, and then fix yourself a sandwich. She enjoys hiking, camping, mountain biking, skiing, snowshoeing, fishing, and spending time in the great outdoors. That's a good chunk of your waking life not spent eating gels and drinking sports drinks.

They all rely on hydration. The fear of gaining weight can result in an epidemic of under-fed triathletes.