Pillar of Performance #3 - Nutrition August 05, 2019 20:59 Updated Follow Not signed in? Log into your Purple Patch account for full access to your education program for coaches and athletes. You need to sign in to view this page. Click The Text To Jump To The Article Nutrition Vs. Fueling Your Workouts As an athlete, it is extremely important that you grasp the difference between nutrition & fueling. Fueling calories come just before, during, and after a workout. Nutrition calories represent what you consume during regular meals. This is a critical element of performance and absolutely essential foundational knowledge. Nailing Your Nutrition & Hydration Strategies A nutrition overview with a deep focus on hydration. In this article, we discuss the benefits of hydration in your day-to-day life as well during athletics. Understanding the role hydration plays in your performance is critical, and for those who don't, it will prove a costly mistake. Consequences of Poor Fueling Think: Muscle cannibalization, retention of fat, loss of energy, performance decline, stress increase. Read on for more details on the consequences and some tips for improving body composition and weight loss.