Posted on August 17, 2018
High quality weight loss
Exploring nutritional strategies to help your athletes maintain their muscle and shed unwanted summer pounds? To achieve “high quality weight loss” in elite athletes (weight loss with as low as possible ratio of skeletal muscle to fat mass loss), a research review suggests increasing protein consumption to 1.6-2.4 g/kg/day (from the recommended daily allowance of 0.8g/kg/day). Athletes should also consider the quality of the protein consumed, and the timing and distribution of protein intake throughout the day.