The ONLY Foods You Need To Lose Weight and Be In The Best Shape Of Your Life

Excuses for those extra pounds? Oh, you’ve got good ones: Maybe you had a kid or two. Maybe an injury came between you and your Zumba addiction. Maybe you moved, switched jobs, got really busy. Or perhaps it was just the damn cookies. Whatever the cause, you’re eager to reclaim your shape; you’re just not sure how.

As a sports nutritionist, I’m always on the lookout for research about how various foods can enhance athletic performance, speed recovery, and build muscle mass. When I pass this info on to my clients, they often feel the effects quickly, and I relish remarks they share like, “Wow, what a difference!” or “I feel 10 years younger.” Here are 30 foods currently on my “eats for athletes” list, the research behind why they deserve a place on your training table, and simple, healthy ways to take advantage of their benefits.