Another article from the Journal of Athletic Training Online
Context : The combination of extensive weight loss and inadequate nutritional strategies used to lose weight rapidly for competition in weight-category sports may negatively affect athletic performance and health.
There are several thoughts around weight loss and not only what the best measures are but also what the long term psychology of athletes post career. The correct message needs to be given to athletes to promote healthy eating habits that are aligned with training.
This is critically important and what separates great nutritionists from others as they make the link between increased training / type of training / training load and then how much / what type of intake an athletes should be consuming.
This develops a life plan for athletes so that when the finish their careers they are educated and know the differences in training and then need to change their diet intake.