Photos and Interview by Rebecca Parsons 

If you are what you eat, then behind every good athlete is a nutritious and meticulously-planned diet. Because while training is crucial for a successful race performance, athletes won’t perform at their optimal level without putting the right food into their bodies.

"Healthy eating is one of the most important things that guides my life," says prone paddling superstar and rising SUP star Carter Graves. "This is because what you put in your body is the fuel that it runs off of. I truly believe that you are what you eat."

In part three of our SUP training series with Graves, she shares the diet she sticks to, foods she likes to avoid and what she eats before, during and after her workouts. -RP

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