After a long successful race season, most athletes welcome the offseason as a time to rest and recover. With structured training sessions in our rearview mirror it becomes more difficult to navigate the post race season eating with less training structure. As volume and intensity decrease 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 – and one we need. The problem comes in when weight gain gets out of hand.