Please take or leave my advice as you see fit.
Here are some general tips that I would advise you consider when it comes to nutrition for a triathlete.
These body fueling tips will help ensure your hard work in training pays off.
You need to think this through and plan.
1. Keep a food log. For 3–5 days, at least twice per year keeping a food log works like a nutrition “reality check.” Seeing your habits written down may clue you in on what you might be missing or going overboard on.
3. Don’t forget your fruits and veg! Although we’ve heard this 100 times, sometimes you get busy and the produce is the first thing to slip out of your diet. Eat 2–3 fruits and 4–6 veggies per day to optimize your weight and nutrient intake.
4. Be realistic about weight loss. Losing 2 to 3 kg’s in 5–6 weeks is possible, 5 to 6 Kg’s in two weeks is not (well it is doable it is not sustainable or healthy). When you’re looking to shed weight, slow and steady really does win the race, especially when you’re eating to support your training. And don’t be fooled by weight loss ads or supplements. Gimmicks do not work!
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Good Luck, train like you are winning and race like you are coming second…