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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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