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Q: My child does a lot of distance
running and therefore burns a lot of calories. What
are the general recommendations for a good performance
diet for runners?
Liz Applegate, Ph.D. (Runners World) suggests that
the optimal training diet should get around 60% of
its calories from carbohydrates, 25% from fats, and
15% from protein. This gives plenty of carbohydrates
for replenishing spent glycogen stores, and protein
for restoring hard-working muscles.
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