Posted: 9 May

Step on the scales….hooray, I’ve lost a few pounds….it’ll be OK if I have just one slice of cake won’t it? Do you recognize this pattern?

When I work with my clients I talk about the 80:20 rule. Eat the foods which nourish your body and fuel your training and racing results for 80% of the time and worry less

Posted: 17 Apr

Do you know if you're insulin sensitive or insulin resistant?

Insulin sensitive people

These are the people who are able to eat to appetite and can control their weight.  They usually eat naturally-occurring carbohydrates such as fruits and starchy vegetables and don’t have to worry about how many grams of carbohydrate they eat each day. They could still become insulin resistant if they

Posted: 11 Apr

We are led to believe that losing body fat is all about calorie counting. If you want to lose body fat then the calories you expend in your daily activities has to be more than the calories you are eating but is it really that simple?

The most up to date research shows that not surprisingly the human body is

Posted: 2 Apr

 I’ve written in the past about the many benefits to an endurance athlete of being leaner and lighter. You may have tried in the past to get leaner but it just hasn’t happened. In this blog I look at 5 of the reasons why you might not have made progress and make some suggestions to help you to move things

Posted: 27 Mar

Have you put a race date in your diary for this year yet? When we decide to do an endurance event, we are setting ourselves a goal, a target to reach. It may seem daunting but doing this one small action can bring about amazing changes and personal growth.

On March 1st, I joined the Ashmei challenge and committed to

Posted: 20 Mar

You know what you should be eating to minimise your body fat and maximise your performance but it just doesn’t seem to happen !

As endurance athletes, many of us know the theory about which foods we need to be eating for performance. So why don’t we eat what we know we should?

I think that for many of us, life gets

Posted: 13 Mar

Do you know the 3 areas you need to consider when planning your race day nutrition?

You need to plan what you are going to eat and drink before, during and after your event.

Many of the endurance athletes I talk to about nutrition only focus on one of these phases; what they are going to eat during their next event.

Some have