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How to nail your sports nutrition!

To understand and effectively put into practise good nutrition for performance, an athlete first needs to appreciate the importance of a nutritionally sound day-to-day diet, as well as grasping 3 key areas of effective sports nutrition – pre-exercise, during exercise and post-exercise nutrition.   Regards the general day-to-day diet, re-thinking meal timings and moving away from the [...]

Filed Under: Body Shape and Weight Loss, Digestion & Metabolism, Endurance Athletes – Nutrition, Food, Diet & Health

Five Fast Superfood Soups…

Soups are great for lunchtime meals, to take to work, or have at home, or to transport on a trip away for the day. Fresh soups made with plenty of colourful, nutrient-rich foods are also ideal snacks or small meals, as sports-recovery meals, or indeed to support recovery from illness or infection. Why? Because “liquid [...]

Filed Under: Body Shape and Weight Loss, Delicious Meals & Recipes, Endurance Athletes – Nutrition, Food, Diet & Health, Womens Health

Feeling unusually hungry after a swim…

Question: I often feel unusually ravenous after swim training. Is there a physiological reason for this, and if so, how can I manage it? Answer: Some recent research at Loughborough measured the appetite hormone ghrelin, and found that during swimming, ghrelin levels and appetite was actually suppressed, which is often the case with prolonged or [...]

Filed Under: Body Shape and Weight Loss, Endurance Athletes – Nutrition, Kid’s Nutrition, Q and A

Meals for pre and post exercise…

Berry smoothie – A blend of raspberries, blueberries or strawberries, ½ banana, a cup of almond milk or rice milk, & a tablespoon of shelled hemp seeds. This meal provides essential fats, protein and fibre. For additional recovery nutrients, such as magnesium and amino acids, add 1 tsp of Ultra Muscleze powder. A breakfast “Green” smoothie– [...]

Filed Under: Body Shape and Weight Loss, Delicious Meals & Recipes, Endurance Athletes – Nutrition

Can naturally gifted runners eat junk food?

Question: How much difference does a good diet really make? I keep reading about great runners living off junk food and beer. Can nutrition really impact on my times? Answer: Let’s begin first, by considering overall health. It is clear from decades of scientific study and observation that diet and nutrition has a profound effect [...]

Filed Under: Endurance Athletes – Nutrition, Food, Diet & Health, Q and A