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Top 5 Nutrition Mistakes Made By Smart Triathletes

  • By Lauren Antonucci
  • Published Sep 11, 2013
  • Updated Sep 2, 2014 at 4:30 PM UTC
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Mistake #3: Skipping post-workout fuel/meal.

As athletes who often do daily double workouts, recovery is paramount not only to performance, but also to optimizing immunity and minimizing injury. Make it a priority to consume 2.2–2.6 grams of carbohydrate/pound body weight in the hour post-workout—even after late-evening workouts! Include some protein (and a pinch of salt) as well to help muscles repair and rebuild stronger. Wash it all down with some much-needed fluids.

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