For the Athlete
: Performance nutritionist Krista Austin
, PhD, CSCS, is working with the U.S.A. Taekwondo Olympic Team and has also worked with a number of Olympic marathon runners and swimmers. One of her top training tips is: “Eat to train, don’t train so you can eat!” Austin says this gives food function instead of just promoting mindless eating.
For You: Consuming low-glycemic foods steadily throughout the day, focusing on hydration and the type of foods you eat are top tips that apply to the non-athlete. “If the everyday person adheres to these suggestions, they should be able to optimize their health, perform better workouts, and even do their job better,” explains Austin.