Posted: 20 Nov


Last week, I talked about the advantages of getting leaner and lowering your body fat percentage before the next race season. If you’re heavier than you should be with a higher body fat than you would like then you might decide to go on a weight loss diet.



The next question might then be “Which one do I choose?” Every year,

Posted: 14 Nov




Did you know that when researchers matched body fat percentages against finishing times in an Ironman triathlon, they found that the men and women with the leanest bodies i.e. the lowest body fat percentage, were also the fastest. Performance improves as body fat is lost because of gains in efficiency.

Why?

There are 3 main reasons;



If you are a

Posted: 7 Nov

Our body is made up of around 66% water and maintaining this as well as your blood electrolyte balance is really important to maintain good health. Electrolytes are responsible for conducting electrical impulses in the nerves and muscles and include sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and chloride. Maintaining Hydration and Electrolyte Balance is also critical to blood flow and therefore should

Posted: 31 Oct

Most of us are creatures of habit.

We all go into auto-pilot and buy the same foods from the same supermarket and prepare the same recipes over and over again. We get so comfortable in our ways that it can be hard to give up old habits even if they're doing us more harm than good. We grow accustomed to eating

Posted: 24 Oct

As the weather changes across the globe so does the fresh produce that is available. In today’s world, it is harder to know what in season because the supermarkets stock many products all year round. There are many benefits to your body from eating seasonally and it tastes so much better too. You only have to think about how amazing

Posted: 17 Oct

This week I want to talk about vitamins and minerals and why they are important for the endurance athlete.

We all know that different foods contain different vitamins and minerals in small amounts but do we really understand their role in the body?

Vitamins do not provide us with any energy but they help release energy from food as they play a

Posted: 10 Oct

The human body, like any machine, needs high quality fuel in order to function at its very best. For endurance athletes, this is especially critical. Without proper nutrition, an entire season of exercise and training can be entirely wasted. All athletes, from amateurs to Olympians, are now realising that a good diet can make the difference between a new personal

Posted: 3 Oct

As a Sports Nutritionist I work with  endurance athletes who might be trying to lose weight, maintain weight or simply follow a healthier diet to improve their performance. I always start by asking my clients to keep a food diary. It’s an effective way for me to understand their eating habits, the balance of different nutrients in their diet and

Posted: 26 Sep

If you want to be as healthy as possible and ensure that you maximize the nutrition that your body can extract from your food then start with your gut. Your Gut health literally affects your entire body.

It’s a scary fact that your gut houses around 500 different species of bacteria. There are 10 times as many bacterial cells as human

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