Our advice for maintaining your nutrition and training goals this holiday season? Chill out.

Give the ultimate holiday present: new ideas for healthy and delicious meals

Delicious recipes for easy, all-in-one meals packed with nutrients

Kimchi, kombucha, and pickled veggies all have one thing in common: good-for-you bacteria

Dietary fiber contains prebiotics, compounds that boost the growth of beneficial bacteria

To fuel for athletic success, consider specificity, periodization, and personalization

Wild rice stuffing, date pumpkin pie, savory sprouts, and more

Colin O’Brady thinks it’s possible—but just barely—to haul enough calories to traverse the continent. Here’s how.

Most nutrition trends aren’t worth your time. But there are a few exceptions.

What you eat changes how you feel. These foods are the best for your brain

Planet-friendly food doesn't have to break the bank

Stave off the fall cold with these three delicious recipes

Long-distance running can be tough on the stomach. These foods can help.

This video from Nine Mind Asylum features runner Allie Kiefer’s focus on nutrition in an effort to qualify for the 2020 Olympics. 

As head of Cornell University's Food and Brand Lab, Brian Wansink built a career portfolio out of questionable research practices. His resignation has prompted a call for massive reforms in the profession.

Six ways to get your caffeine fix, plus one for the decaf crowd

Okay, we'll admit it. Our office is, like, five minutes from a TJ's.

Athletes break down their nutrition rituals.

There are a lot of obscure ingredients in Gu gels. Here's what they actually do for you.

Get your protein in while pleasing your sweet tooth

Eating habits of the world's best cyclocrossers

Get the results you’re looking for with one of these crowd-favorite powders

No time for slow cooking? These simple, quick meals take the time and stress out of good nutrition.

The benefits are still murky, but experts say there's no harm in adding more to your diet

An Italian cyclist takes aim at the sport’s most storied record, with the aid of a controversial fuel.

The breakfasts and trail snacks that get Outside staffers through long days

Your body could use a boost, but a cleanse isn't the answer

Shalane Flanagan and Elyse Kopecky are back with a new cookbook filled with the recipes that fueled Flanagan's historic win at the New York City Marathon

A host of companies are offering easy, snackable paleo options that you can order online

Eating for endurance can be tricky, but it doesn't have to be

You don’t train the same way every day. Here’s why you should periodize everything else, too.

Antinutrients are the buzzy new word in nutrition, but they're not quite what their name would imply

Stave off midday munchies with these editor-approved options

Don't ride on empty. Eat something that’s good enough to feed the pros.

When it comes to our appetites, we’re no different than our caveman ancestors

Getting older doesn't have to keep you from setting new PRs

Summertime means our favorite foods are in season. Eat up.

The little green legumes are having a moment in the plant-based fitness world

It's the one-stop shop for healthy fuel. Here's a grocery list, plus meal ideas for how to best use the store's cheap, high-quality ingredients.

Six pro endurance athletes weigh in on the foods that keep them energized for the long haul

They're in your gels, chews, and drinks, but do you really need them?

For optimal muscle gains, when you eat matters just as much as what you eat

These between-meal bites are major performance boosters. And they can be whipped up fast in your kitchen.

After an hours-long day in the mountains, all we want to do is eat. These are the Outside staff's go-to meals.

The easiest way to recover from the grind is to follow this basic formula, then get creative with the add-ons

Here's how to do it without breaking the bank

The world of capsules, pills, and powders is fraught with junk science and sketchy brands. Here's how the professionals wade through the confusion.

It's basically the best performance food on the planet

Pounding fluid during a race doesn't have to be a miserable experience

These grocery store finds make it easier to feed your nonstop adventuring

New research explores how ultraviolet light can trigger the production of health- and performance-boosting nitric oxide

You've heard about paleo, keto, Whole30, IIFYM, and intermittent fasting. But can they support an active lifestyle?

It's the most reliable performance booster in the world—unless you have the wrong genes

We investigated whether it's possible to get a healthy and delicious meal in a bottle

When in doubt, reach for these science-backed ingredients

Steer clear of takeout, snack foods, and grab-and-go sandwiches

Sure, eating less is the main driver of weight loss, but nailing the right amount of shut-eye each night helps too

With the arrival of a long-rumored drink, endurance athletes want to know

For long-term health in endurance athletes, when you eat is nearly as important as how much you eat

Whenever we hit the road for a daylong sufferfest or weekend adventure, we stock up on these bars and gels

Octogenarian Dr. Arthur De Vany, renowned for his theory of evolutionary fitness, shares his diet with Tim Ferriss

This performance enhancer can up your game if you use it correctly

Don't knock 'em until you've tried 'em

Sponsor Content: CLIF BAR

Gary Erickson built Clif Bar into a beloved brand the old-fashioned way—by staying true to his values

Testing the idea that you can improve your ability to eat on the run

Evolution has made humans instinctually crave sugary, fatty, and salty foods. Here's how you can fight back.

Plus, the training you can do to cure it for good

These real foods deliver all the complete proteins you need to build strength and reduce the risk of injury

It isn't the answer to all your muscle-building woes, but it is a smart nutrition option for outdoor athletes. Fact is, you likely can't get enough protein without it.

Use a slow cooker to make the perfect post-workout meal

The microbes in our digestive systems can affect everything from our mental health to our weight and vulnerability to disease. So why not athletic performance? New science is set to revolutionize the way we eat, train, and live.​

In the name of citizen science, we peered inside the bellies of Outside staff—and seven elite athletes

Wondering how to ensure that your gut is healthy? We're here to answer your most pressing questions.

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