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Three Foods Triathletes Should Avoid

  • By Lauren Antonucci
  • Published Oct 25, 2013
  • Updated Oct 25, 2013 at 3:12 PM UTC
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Q: What are some foods you consistently see triathletes eating that they should avoid?

  I love this question! Here are three of my top “skip ’em” foods:

1. Reduced fat peanut butter.

At a quick glance it sounds promising, but look further and you’ll find that reduced fat versions of this favorite food will only save you 10–20 calories per 2 tablespoon serving, and will cost you in terms of more carbs, more total grams of added sugars and an ingredient list that starts with corn syrup solids and sugar, rather than peanuts!

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