nutrition is part of my training

Why nutrition is part of my training

Ruby cycles for the female Australian pro cycling team Roxsolt Attaquer.  I’ve been lucky enough to work with her over the last few months. Ruby’s been killing it in her races, and is about to head off to the US and Europe for their summer cycling season. Ruby’s been kind enough to write about her experiences […]

Chocolate for Sports Performance

With Easter recently passing by, many of you may be feeling like chocolate is the last thing on your mind… however recent findings show that those eggs over easter may in fact help improve your sports performance. The benefits of chocolate milk for recovery have long been known and acknowledged, however recent findings have shown that […]

Alcohol and Sports Performance

Alcohol and Sports Performance Alcohol seems to be an ingrained part of not just our culture, but within sports themselves in many games in Australia. A beer after the match, or a few drinks for team bonding is something we regularly hear about. Whilst I am all for having a good time, there are a […]

Fuelling for Race Day

Fuelling up for game/race day In a recent post I spoke about fuelling up for long training sessions. Today, I wanted to talk about what to do on race/game day. The reality is, it should not be any different from what you’d usually do before a big event. Why? Firstly, you want to know that […]

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 […]

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. […]