As a registered dietitian (RD), I have always known that nutrition was important for health, disease prevention, and weight loss. Throughout my college years, and during my dietetic internship, this was stressed incessantly, time and again. Clinically, I had learned a great deal of useful information, but my specialized education had never focused specifically on sports-related nutrition.
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We've all been there. Ah, the first year into the sport we love so much called triathlon. Can you recall all the clumsy things you did as a newbie when just getting into the sport? Please tell me you've done some not-so-intelligent things like myself!
Nothing says indulgence like a nice, big order of french fries, sprinkled with plenty of salt, and dipped into a big pile of ketchup. Mmmm!!!! Or, perhaps a big gooey slice of cheese pizza? Wonderful for your taste buds, but not so good for your sodium levels. If you've been trying to cut back on your sodium intake, with just a pinch of table salt on your baked potato and a dash on your scrambled eggs, be advised that a pinch here and a dash there can quickly add up to unhealthy levels!
I can remember it like it was yesterday. A warm and humid day in April, sweat running down my face, taking each step in stride and longing for the finish line of the Country Music Marathon. However, if you were to search for my results from that year, they would not exist.