Posted: 4 Sep

What is cortisol?



Cortisol is a steroid hormone that regulates a wide range of processes throughout the body, including metabolism and the immune response. It also has a very important role in helping the body respond to stress.



What happens if your Cortisol levels are high?

Under stressful conditions, cortisol provides the body with glucose by using into protein and converting it via gluconeogenesis

Posted: 28 Aug

You’ve probably heard of Omega 3 fatty acids but what exactly are they and why should you care?

Omega-3 fatty acids are part of the polyunsaturated fat family. They are essential fats, which means our bodies cannot manufacture them, so they must be supplied through the foods we eat.

The general health benefits of Omega 3 have been known for a long

Posted: 11 Feb

HOW TO MAKE SURE YOU’RE NOT EATING TOO MUCH CRAP
Endurance athletes need to eat to support their body through training and racing. Day to day eating habits will either support or sabotage your results. The majority of us think that we eat a far healthier diet than we actually do but do you really know how much C.R.A.P you are

Posted: 25 Oct

When you’re trying to drop body fat for race season, do you find that you’re always hungry and at risk of grabbing the wrong foods?  When this happens, it can make it difficult to drop the weight.

When I work with clients, I usually find there are 3 main reasons why this is the case. Once these are addressed, the hunger

Posted: 19 Oct

When I’m working with endurance athlete clients, I don’t expect them to eat perfectly 100% of the time. This is unrealistic.

Fad diets often set very high expectations, are strict and prohibitive, often expecting the individual to completely change what they are eating as well as introducing the latest weird and wonderful, often expensive ingredients.

I think that there are a number

Posted: 10 Oct

I ran a day of metabolic testing yesterday to see how metabolically efficient a group of triathletes were. Knowing if your body is metabolically efficient at burning carbohydrate and fat as the right proportions as your exercise intensity changes is really important particularly if you compete at longer distances. One triathlete had been struggling with her weight after an injury

Posted: 18 Sep

Are you seriously confused about what you should and shouldn’t be eating as an endurance athlete? Should you eat low fat or high fat?

Many of the clients I work with are in the 40+ age group which means that they have been indoctrinated into thinking that if you eat high fat foods, you increase your risk of having a heart

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