Swimming nutrition

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

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