Three Foods Triathletes Should Avoid

  • By Lauren Antonucci
  • Published Oct 25, 2013
  • Updated Jan 21, 2016 at 3:10 PM UTC

2. Baked chips.

Again, first pass looks good with a reduction from 160 calories per 1-ounce serving to 120 calories, and from 10 grams to 2 grams of total fat. But these chips come with added sugars, and the reduction in total fat also means that these chips are not very filling. My triathlete clients know that potato chips are not healthy, so can usually stick to a serving, but switch to baked chips and portion control goes out the window. Instead, try a single serving of tortilla chips, which have 140 calories, a more modest 7 grams of fat, no added sugar and only three ingredients.

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