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
An everyday athlete's guide
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
Meltzer's secret to success? An unorthodox diet.
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
The secret is in the toppings
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
Gary Erickson built Clif Bar into a beloved brand the old-fashioned way—by staying true to his values
Oats, eggs, and coffee reign supreme
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.
And yes, avocado is a mainstay
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.
The ideal healthy-gut diet for performance
The high-protein, calorie- and nutrient-dense snack is a staple in our Santa Fe office. But there's more than one spread to power an adventure.
*With some important caveats
We're not talking pills. It's all about picking foods that are naturally packed with supplements.
The sports-nutrition market is confusing, so we created a helpful guide to show you exactly what and when to eat
Create a training plan to fit your goals, learn to shop smart, and steer clear of sneaky nutritional pitfalls with these five expert-picked apps.
Six athletes on how they elevate this dish from plain noodles to delicious, healthy bowls of endurance fuel
You could call it a spider-man meal plan
A close look at the food and tech that has allowed humankind to climb higher, faster