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Nutrition and Diets for Swimmers

Food tips and nutrition information to keep swimmers and other athletes fueled for top performance. What swimmers can eat and drink and when swimmers should eat and drink for before, during, and after a swim practice or swim meet.
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Is Swimming a Good Exercise for Weight Loss?
There is no doubt that swimming is good exercise, and you can burn about 500 calories per hour when you swim. Is swimming a good exercise choice if your primary goal is to lose body weight? Apparently not, but what are your experiences?

How to Lose Weight with Swimming
Swimming may not be the best form of exercise for weight loss, but if used as part of a fitness and nutrition plan, it can play a part in a losing weight.

Is Swimming the Best Way to Lose Weight
Can you lose weight by swimming? Maybe, and maybe not. Swimming is great exercise, and maybe that is enough.

Nutrition and Eating for Swimmers
There is a lot of conflicting advice out there on waht is good and not good to eat. What to do, what to do....

Nutrition from About.com
About.com's Nutrition guide has many resources on healthy eating and nutrition.

Losing Weight
Weight loss help from the About.com Weight Loss Guide.

Olympic Swimmer Natalie Coughlin's Chocolate Brownie Recipe
Natalie Coughlin's dried plum chocolate brownie recipe.

Natalie Coughlin's Shangahi Lumpia made with Dried Plum Purée
Good cook - and Olympic swimmer - Natalie Coughlin shares her recipe for Shangai lumpia with dried plum purée.

My Plate from the USDA
The US Government's guide to healthful eating choices.

What Should Children Eat Before Their Next Swim Meet?
What nutritious meal could your children eat before their next swim meet or workout?

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