Feed the Machine

You’ve undoubtedly heard the old adage that your body is similar to your car when it comes to fuel and performance: If you fill up a Maserati with low-grade gas or dump a little water in the petrol tank to squeeze in as many gallons as possible, the automobile will be sluggish and perform far from optimally.

Your body is exactly the same. So if you’re investing countless hours working out, you better pay attention to the food you eat if you want to look and feel your best.

How Much Should You Eat?

Before you can consider what to eat and when, you must first assess how many calories you should be consuming daily. The Institute of Medicine recommends that active women ages 19 to 30 should eat about 2,400 calories daily. That sounds like

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