Is depriving yourself of calories In training a good idea? August 23, 2019 15:52 Updated Not a Member yet? $25/month Get Purple Patch Education Membership, A complete performance education program for coaches and athletes. SUBSCRIBE You need to sign in to view this page. Triathlon coach Matt Dixon answers a question about utilizing fat as a source of energy by reducing calorie intake during long workouts. Q: I have heard that to teach the body to utilize fat as a source of energy you should deprive yourself of calories during lower-intensity, longer workouts. What do you think of this theoryis it a smart option for the amateur triathlete? https://www.triathlete.com/2014/03/nutrition/is-depriving-yourself-of-calories-i...Source: Triathlete MagazineOriginal Publication Date: March 14th, 2013 Is_20Depriving_20Yourself_20Of_20Calories_20In_20Training_20A_20Good_20Idea_.pdf 500 KB Download Related articles Food for Thought Coach Office Hours with Emma Briggs - 8/29/19 Case Study - Nutrition, Fueling and Hydration Today's Plan Toggle Feature Guide QOTW: To Supplement or Not?