Posted: 22 Jul

Did you know that there are approximately 10 times as many bacterial cells as human cells in the human body? That means that microbes within us outnumber us 10 to 1, 90% of the cells within us are not ours. We depend on these microbes for our survival.

What are probiotics? They are often referred to as nature’s antibiotics. We have

Posted: 3 Jul

As an athlete, I know it’s tempting to snack between meals on the things you probably shouldn’t, after all you train hard so where’s the harm?

As an athlete, if you train hard and you’re eating whole, nutrient dense foods to support your training then you probably find it quite difficult to eat enough food to get the energy you need.

Posted: 19 Jun

The Paleo Diet refers to the practice of eating like a caveman….the question is as an endurance athlete would it benefit your training and racing results to eat like that too?


In a recent blog I talked about hating the ‘Diet’ word. When I said this, I was thinking about the diets that promise quick weight loss by eating weird and

Posted: 3 Jun

One of the discussions I often get into when working with clients is should they eat fruit or not.

Fruit contains Fructose which is a sugar. This sugar raises your blood sugar in the same way as sucrose and glucose do which in turn causes your body to release insulin. If this sugar isn’t used by the body when you’re resting,

Posted: 30 May

There are 2 different types of fat; subcutaneous fat and visceral fat.

Subcutaneous fat is stored directly below your skin and is the type you can ‘pinch’  Visceral fat is less obvious as it’s stored around the organs in the abdominal region including the liver, intestines and pancreas.

How do you know if you have visceral fat?

Well you could have an expensive

Posted: 23 May

Yesterday whilst working with a client who has lost a lot of weight recently she said “Dawn, my fundamental issue is that I love biscuits and cake in fact anything sweet even though I know it’s not doing me any favours!”

I think if we’re honest we can all relate to what she said to a greater or lesser degree. We

Posted: 16 May

When I was in the corporate world, there was a well used saying  “ You get what you measure” My personal view was that at times, too much was measured!

To make sure you stay on track so you can get leaner and lighter to go faster in your races, it’s important to choose just a few key measures and make