After a long successful race season, most athletes welcome the offseason as a time to rest and recover. Structured training sessions are over; therefore it becomes more difficult to navigate the post race season nutrition plan with less training structure. With training volume and intensity decreased along with a slacker diet, weight gain becomes inevitable. And, to a point this is okay as the psychological break from being “on” all the time is a welcome change. The problem comes in when weight gain gets out of hand.