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Stay On Track With A Food Log

  • By Susan Lacke
  • Published Jan 14, 2014
  • Updated Feb 21, 2014 at 3:20 PM UTC
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As you become more familiar and comfortable with food logging, take the time to review your food log at the end of each week. Lentzke encourages athletes to compare food and beverage intake with training data to find a correlation between certain ways of eating and performance outcomes.

Also note how foods impact your day-to-day habits: fat-free yogurt and granola for breakfast may have you reaching for a nutrition bar as soon as you finish your morning swim; meanwhile, the same amount of calories from an egg-white omelet with avocado may keep you feeling full until lunch. Make note of which foods leave you feeling satisfied and energized. Use the information gleaned from your food log to plan your meals and snacks.

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