It is not an uncommon pattern of thinking... to assume that if one's training improves with weight loss, then more weight loss would mean a greater improvement in one's performance. However, this is not usually the case...especially with elite athletes. Many factors go into what makes performance improve. In some cases, an increase in calories is needed to sustain the training regimens. In others, maybe the diet needs to be modifyied to included better quality food. There are so many ways to improve one's performance through proper nutrition and talking with someone who is qualified to help you achieve your training goals is the best approach. This article is about one of those cases that wrong. The thinking was that the less this cross country athlete weighed, the better she thought she would perform. Read more about her story by clicking here.