Most every food has a place in a healthy eating plan (Just check out these Men's Fitness Editors' Top Cheat Meals!) However, if you’re an athlete, you know there are certain foods that can sabotage your performance, while others amp it up. But it's more complicated than simply labeling foods and drinks as "good" or "bad" for your workout. Oftentimes, the "usefulness" of a food depends on the type of exercise, the duration, and intensity. Certain foods are absolutely useless (and can even have negative effects) right before a hard workout, while the same foods can and should be part of healthy meals at other times in your day. (When it comes to food and exercise, timing is everything.) Find out why these 7 foods are potentially useless for athletes, and which you should be eating (or drinking) instead.