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Offseason Nutrition Can Make or Break Performance

As delicious as it sounds, working hard during the season isn’t a free pass to load up on pizza bagels or frequent the drive-thru — not if you want to perform your best next year. “Don’t get me wrong,” says EXOS performance dietitian Denise Alvey. “Athletes deserve a break and can incorporate a little more of the not-so-good choices within reason.” But the mentality that your meal plan is suddenly less important comes with risks.