Nutrition for the Travelling Athlete

Eating well on holidays can sometimes be difficult. Finding the right foods to fuel physical activity, and ensure optimal performance can be even more challenging! On our recent holiday, I experienced this first hand, with my partner planning 3 days of cycling in the Pyrenees, and me planning on some long trail-runs there, and a […]

Which Milk?

One of the questions I am regularly asked is ‘Which milk is best?’, or ‘What is your favourite milk to recommend?’. You would expect the answer to be clear cut, however the answer is more shades of grey than black and white. Dairy milk Full cream, low fat, skim, A2, lactose free… so many options! […]

Carbs for Endurance

Carbohydrates for Endurance Activity Nutrition is an evolving science, and sometimes it can be hard to keep up with what is the current information that will help you achieve the best performance possible. Here are some basic guidelines to assist you with choosing how you use carbohydrate for your event. High intensity activity lasting approximately […]

Eat Food. Mostly Plants.

‘Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants’ ‘Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.’ This quote is by an author from the US by the name of Michael Pollan, and a quote that I think resonates with the way humans would most benefit from eating. Research shows that adequate consumption of plant food reduces the […]

Protein Powder

Is Protein Powder a Processed Food? I think it is fantastic that there is so many people and their businesses encouraging healthy, wholefood eating. As discussed in a previous post, nearly all Australians need to eat more vegetables, and the movement towards a more active, healthy lifestyle is great for our society as a whole. […]

Breakfast Food Diary

My Food Diary – Breakfast Something people often ask me is ‘what do you have? what do you eat for breakfast?’. So here is the answer peeps! Following are my 3 favourite breakfasts, along with a little note about why. Standard, day to day breakfast: 1/3 cup oats + 6 cashews + 2 tsp pumpkin […]

Body Composition For Sport

Does your body composition matter for your sport? Why is it that when watching a marathon, the people at the front are always short, and lithe? Or when watching rugby, the props are always huge? Research shows that certain body types result in better ability at some sports than others. So what sport is your […]

Raw Foods

Raw Foods: Hype or Hope? There has been much hype recently in the media about raw foods and their benefits. What does ‘raw food’ actually entail? And is it really necessary to eat only raw foods? Raw foods are never heated above 44C, and are unprocessed or refined. Some advocates believe this also means that […]