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As we cyclists, runners, triathletes enter the warmer months, we tend to be a little more active. That can lead to weight loss. At times, that can be really good for an athlete. At others, it can be really bad. It all depends on your performance goal.

Personal reminder note here: Muscles move you and muscle weighs more than fat so don’t just look at a scale to determine fitness and ability.

Back to the main point. An increase in activity does require an increase in fuel. If you don’t put more of the right things in, your body will feed off of itself from both fat and muscle. Only one of those is desirable outcome.

Men’s Health magazine (concept applies to women too) recently posted the 8 Foods that Pack on Muscle. So, as you train for Bike Out Hunger, Tri Out Hunger or other events, be sure to remain strong and get the appropriate amount of protein in your diet.