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Demystifying Sports Nutrition

  • By Sabrina Grotewold
  • Published Jul. 8, 2013
  • Updated Oct. 1, 2013 at 6:45 AM UTC
A diet that is laden with antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables will slow the aging process and its effects on performance. Photo: Scott Draper/Competitor

How To Change Habits

If you want a different result, you need a new approach. “Habits take a long time to enforce—you have to reinforce them again and again until they become natural,” says Applegate. “I give people at least six to eight weeks and three to four things per week to change.”

Think big but start small. One week of minor modifications could include: eating ice cream or frozen yogurt every other night instead of every night; adding two handfuls of veggies, such as baby spinach and alfalfa sprouts, to your sandwiches; and replacing a processed granola bar snack with one serving of raw almonds (20-25 nuts) and a small apple.

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Sabrina Grotewold

Sabrina Grotewold

Sabrina Grotewold is runner and editor based in southern California. Christened the Kitchen MacGyver by her husband, she’s determined to persuade people to eat their veggies.

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