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Optimum Body Weight: Maintaining Muscle Mass during Weight Loss
As a relevant factor for performance, body weight is an important topic in endurance sport. At the end of September, the marathon season’s second half is heralded by popular events, such as the Berlin Marathon.
By: Omron Healthcare
Conscious eating for a healthy weight management
Runners focus on reducing their body fat percentage in order to be able to perform successfully during a competition. In a study at the Oregon State University in the US, the professor of nutrition, Melinda Manore, examined the right diet for athletes who want to achieve a healthy weight. According to her, many athletes try to restrict calorie intake too much in a way that is unhealthy and unsustainable. In order to maintain muscle mass while losing weight, Manore recommends a diet rich in fibre and water, but low in fat. This means that an athlete’s menu should mainly include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meat, fish and low-fat dairy products. This is not only supposed to provide the necessary energy for training, but also to stabilise muscle mass while reducing body fat percentage.
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