Uncover the truth about fueling for your endurance endeavors.

There’s a lot of bad sports nutrition information floating around. The only way to cut through the myths and find the truth about how to fuel your body for maximum endurance performance is to look at the science — or have someone look at the science for you. We’ve done just that. Here are the 10 biggest myths of sports nutrition.

1. Taking in simple sugars during exercise is bad.
2. There is an optimal macronutrient ratio.
3. It's necessary to carbo-load before races.
4. You should drink to completely prevent dehydration.
5. Eating more fat will increase your endurance.
6. Muscle cramps are caused by dehydration.
7. All sports drinks are the same.
8. Most runners eat enough carbohydrate.
9. Runners need to eat as carefully as non-runners.
10. Supplements are necessary for maximum performance.

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About The Author:

Matt Fitzgerald is the author of numerous books, including Racing Weight: How To Get Lean For Peak Performance (VeloPress, 2012). He is also a Training Intelligence Specialist for PEAR Sports. To learn more about Matt visit www.mattfitzgerald.org.