Is meat ok?

To meat or not to meat? There’s been much hype in the media recently about meat causing cancer, particularly processed meats. But does this mean you should become vegetarian? The research is right, over consumption of meat CAN increase the risk of cancer,  in particular bowel cancer. Processed meats containing artificial nitrates increase the risk […]

Fuelling For Training

Fuelling up for long training sessions Regardless of your sport, if you’re an endurance athlete heading out for a big session (ie, longer than 90mins), eating appropriately before hand can be the key to if you have a great training session or not. But why is it so important? Our muscles contain a substance called […]

New York Eats

Eating My Way Around The Big Apple! I was recently lucky enough to spend a week in New York with three of my best friends. In a place like this, there is never going to be enough time to explore everything, no matter how long you spend there! We were lucky enough to have some […]

Marvellous Madrid

Recently I was lucky enough to take some time off work to go on a holiday, and eat some absolutely amazing meals. If you are anything like me, when you are going on holidays, you ask people you know who have been there what they recommend… So I thought that I would share some of […]

48 Hours In Hong Kong

In a recent post I spoke about some of my favourite places to eat in Madrid. On the way, we were lucky enough to stop off in Hong Kong. Thanks to some wonderful friends and family members, we already had quite a few recommendations. So where to start?! Breakfast: There’s no place like it for […]

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 […]

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 […]