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Posted: Monday, October 7, 2013 10:38 am | Updated: 10:49 am, Mon Oct 7, 2013.

Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a casual athlete choosing the right foods to energize your workout can help you be your best.

Carbohydrates give you the energy to fuel your workout, while protein helps to build muscle. Fibrous foods are a good part of any diet, but may not work so well just before a workout or game. That’s because fiber makes us feel fuller, longer, which could slow you down.

If you’re exercising to maintain, or lose weight, you need to watch your calorie count.

For athletes who are trying to shed a few pounds, smaller meals, and eaten more frequently throughout the day help to keeps you from overeating and allows you to burn the calories more quickly.

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