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Chef Blaine Wetzel has one rule for his 18-course dinners at Washington's remote Willows Inn. Whether it's geoduck or fried moss, everything is foraged, fished, or farmed on a nine-square-mile patch of rocky coast.

Body fat is just an inert layer of blubber, right? If only. New research shows that it's more like a toxic parasite that doesn't want to let go. The good news: if you exercise and eat right, you can force it to.

From paleo to gluten-free, fueling an active day is more confusing than ever. Until now. Simplify your options with long-time food columnist and bestselling author Mark Bittman’s delicious new plan.

Wolfing down an entire day's worth of food in under a minute can lead to serious digestive problems

Bacon and cheese and peanut butter biscuits

Considering that he’s already devised miracle shortcuts for jobs (The 4-Hour Workweek) and fitness (The 4-Hour Body), you might think Tim Ferriss, king of life hacking, would find few challenges in cooking. Wrong. It “kicked my ass so many times,” he writes in the first chapter of his latest book, The 4-Hour Chef, out this month from

Does the cyclist in your life stump you when it’s gift-giving time? Are you a rider who geeks out on trying the latest and greatest bike-related anything as soon as it becomes available? Schwagbox, started by the guys who run Bikerumor.com, ships a selection…

Six all-natural (yet scientific) strategies for improving your mind and body

A new field guide and cookbook from the staff of one of New York's top restaurants offers a simple, gourmet take on wild foods

In this excerpt from his newest book, The 4-Hour Chef, Timothy Ferriss shares Outside contributing editor Steven Rinella's instructions for cooking up a squirrel (or three) over the fire

By Elizabeth Eilers Sullivan Part of eating healthily is learning how to love the good stuff and self-regulate the sweets. Photo: Elizabeth Sullivan How many times have you heard yourself cajoling your kids with the phrase, Just take two more bites? Or, You can’t have dessert…

In this excerpt from his newest book, The 4-Hour Chef, Timothy Ferriss shares the fire cooking technique of Francis Mallmann, the Argentine figurehead of grilling

Tired of turkey? Replace the bird with one of these four sustainable wild meats (plus one vegan alternative)

In this excerpt from his newest book, The 4-Hour Chef, Timothy Ferriss shares Marco Canora's sure-fire technique for carving chickens into thighs, legs, wings, and breasts

Pumpkins are cheap, local, and plentiful at this time of year. Should I fit them into my diet?

The difference between hitting the summit and hitting the wall often comes down to the fuel in your belly. Here, 11 pros share their favorite nutritional secrets and performance-enhancing recipes.

The difference between hitting the summit and hitting the wall comes down to the fuel in your belly.

The difference between hitting the summit and hitting the wall often comes down to the fuel in your belly. Here, 11 pros share their favorite nutritional secrets and performance-enhancing recipes.

The difference between hitting the summit and hitting the wall often comes down to the fuel in your belly. Here, 11 pros share their favorite nutritional secrets and performance-enhancing recipes.

The difference between hitting the summit and hitting the wall often comes down to the fuel in your belly. Here, 11 pros share their favorite nutritional secrets and performance-enhancing recipes.

The difference between hitting the summit and hitting the wall often comes down to the fuel in your belly. Here, 11 pros share their favorite nutritional secrets and performance-enhancing recipes.

The difference between hitting the summit and hitting the wall often comes down to the fuel in your belly. Here, 11 pros share their favorite nutritional secrets and performance-enhancing recipes.

The difference between hitting the summit and hitting the wall often comes down to the fuel in your belly. Here, 11 pros share their favorite nutritional secrets and performance-enhancing recipes.

The difference between hitting the summit and hitting the wall often comes down to the fuel in your belly. Here, 11 pros share their favorite nutritional secrets and performance-enhancing recipes.

The difference between hitting the summit and hitting the wall often comes down to the fuel in your belly. Here, 11 pros share their favorite nutritional secrets and performance-enhancing recipes.

The difference between hitting the summit and hitting the wall often comes down to the fuel in your belly. Here, 11 pros share their favorite nutritional secrets and performance-enhancing recipes.

The difference between hitting the summit and hitting the wall often comes down to the fuel in your belly. Here, 11 pros share their favorite nutritional secrets and performance-enhancing recipes.

When Los Angeles-based chef Ludo Lefebvre traveled to the Big Island to open up a pop-up restaurant, he got some help gathering ingredients from a few surfers who know the surrounding waters well. Mark Healey,…

My coach suggested I take fish oil supplements, so I started taking them, but so far it seems the only thing they’re doing is messing with my, um, excretory system. Is it really that important for athletes to take fish oil supplements?

A protein-rich, paleo-inspired meal adapted for the modern athlete

Three surefire recipes to supercharge your workout

Increasingly, race organizers are testing non-elite athletes for performance-enhancing drugs. But is it fair, or even possible, to hold amateurs to the same stringent standards as the pros?

Common medications that will—and won't—earn you a suspension

I have a friend who runs home from the bar and sits in a sauna after a night of drinking. He says this ritual helps him sober up faster and avoid a hangover. Is he right?

The U.S. Olympic Training Center serves 1,200 meals to 350 athletes each day. The most popular dish? A nutrient-dense Thai chicken soup.

I can’t live without sweets. Is it possible to have my dessert and eat it too—without undoing all the work I did training?

The champion decathlete shares his favorite recovery meal

Maintaining a plant-based diet can take up lots of precious time and energy, but you can have this nutritious rice-based dish on the table in less than 20 minutes

I've heard that inflammation is bad for me and can hurt my sports performance. Why is that, and is there an easy way to keep inflammation down?

I want to shed a few pounds and move closer to my speed goals, but all the recommended recovery foods are high-carb and high-calorie. Will using the Paleo Diet make it more difficult to train for the next big race?

Cola. Photo: Shutterstock Can a diet of Twinkies and cola negatively affect your memory? That's what scientists who conducted a study on rats in the Journal of Physiology are suggesting.  “Our…

A full-flavored plant-only feast for ultra-distance athletes

The jury is still out on dosage guidelines for nitrates and beta-alanine, but here are recommendations from two top nutritionists

Endurance athletes have been chasing a natural oxygen boost for decades. The answer may be as simple as eating your vegetables.

It's hard to differentiate between recovery eating and overeating. Are those last few pounds holding me back?

Americans spend hundreds of millions of dollars on fish oil supplements every year, but studies have never been able to prove their effectiveness

Apparently, I'm going to live until I'm 82. At least that's what this new online Life Expectancy Calculator from the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Public Health Ontario, the University of Ottawa, and the…

And our favorite recipes for incorporating them into your post-workout routine

I’d like to think that I’m the kind of parent who knows exactly what her kids should eating at any given time, and how much. The kind of parent who’ll—for example—whip up homemade date-and-nut energy bars or lemon sports…

Refuel with these bacon-cashew rice cakes from sports physiologist Allen Lim

A decade of research reveals that creatine is the real deal—but watch your step when tempted by other supplements making big promises

How much protein do you really need? A lot more than Uncle Sam's telling you.

After every workout, recovery starts with the first thing you put in your mouth

Thanksgiving is almost a week gone, but if you're like me the massive pig out and the Macy's Day-worthy parade of leftovers won't soon be forgotten. I'm talking about extra girth, not warm fuzzy holiday feelings. I ventured onto the scale for the first time in a week and confirmed…

Recover faster with these five superfoods

Perusing the energy food aisle can be a bewildering experience. The sheer number of bars, chews, gels, granola-bar imposters, and lookalike Snicker's can cause you to bonk you before you even begin your next ride, run, or workout. Don't fret. Fortunately, we've tasted just about all of them. Every week,…

Breakfast is necessary if you want to tear up the countryside, hit the pool, or simply get through a gym workout. Pick the right one.

Old favorites and new standbys in the energy-bar world

How to ensure you get the calories you need

Get faster by getting leaner.

Everything you need to know to fuel properly this year

Six superfoods, plus a recovery drink that uses four of them

Ultramarathoner Josh Cox's attempt to break the 50K world record through proper nutrition and hydration

Forget complicated meal plans. Build good eating habits around basic food knowledge, and keep these three guidelines in mind.

John Stamstad (Photo courtesy of John Stamstad) John Stamstad lives to push limits. He earned a spot in the Mountain Biking Hall of Fame after completing the first crossing of Australia by bicycle, going 65 hours straight…

 (Chuck Wagner via Shutterstock)Chuck Wagner via Shutterstock We’ve all heard the stories of how backcountry endurance wonks concocted the first molar-crushing energy bars in their kitchen or garage, and went on to hit the big time, spawning a sport-snack empire and changing the way we eat on…

5 Gluten-free tips from Xterra USA Championship series athlete Jennifer Smith

Resident mixologist Ryan Krogh explains how to make a Manhattan.

The gluten-free movement isn’t just a fad. It could be the performance boost you’ve been missing.

Stayton Bonner heads to Santa Fe Brewing Company to pick up supplies for the ultimate homebrew.

Resident mixologist Ryan Krogh explains how to make a New Orleans Sazerac.

Stayton Bonner preps his red chile chocolate porter.

Resident mixologist Ryan Krogh explains how to make a Classic Margarita.

Stayton Bonner transfers his brew so it has time to mellow.

The Incanto chef’s recipe for Cornish Game Hen.

After his signature brew has some time to mellow, Stayton Bonner bottles it.

Resident mixologist Ryan Krogh explains how to make the Long Island Iced Tea. (Hint: No iced tea involved.)…

The first taste of Blood Light, Stayton Bonner's red chile chocolate homebrew.

Top Chef’s Jamie Lauren shows you how to make asparagus salad.

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