What are some tips to get back to race weight after the off season?

Follow these few suggestions and make the most of your workouts while working off those few extra pounds. Never skimp on breakfast: You know this already, but it stands to be said that many athletes hop out of bed and hit their workouts first thing in the morning. While this may be a great routine for some, don’t miss out on crucial pre-workout nutrition. Whether it is a gel or some endurance drink, you need the calories and the fluids first thing in the morning to fuel your workouts. Remember fat burns in the fuel of carbs. You won’t be ale to hit those high intensity zones without some gas in the tank early in the morning. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate: If it’s cold, you may not be parched as you are during the sweltering summer, but that doesn’t mean you don’t need your fluids. Suggestions for fluid intake remain at approximately 1 liter per day or 80 ounces. Eat your veggies: Again you know this already, your mom has been telling you for years, but you’d be surprised how many people need the reminder. A heaping salad or a hearty veggie soup can go a long way to keep you satiated throughout the day while still minimizing your caloric intake.

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