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Athlete’s guide to eating away from home

Posted on February 13, 2019 by

Athletes are often travelling to compete and are away from home, which forces a change in routine and eating habits.

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Diets – is the latest trend too good to be true?

Posted on February 5, 2019 by

Each month there seems to be a new diet trend or fad which promises to be life changing and more successful than any other diet out there.

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Athlete’s guide to snacks that match training demands

Posted on January 29, 2019 by

Athletes have demanding training loads which change from day to day. As an athlete, you can’t eat exactly the same amount every day as you may fall short in your energy needs on those days when training loads are high. Conversely, you may eat more than is needed when training days are light or if it’s a rest day.

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5 thoughts for athletes firing up the BBQ

Posted on January 21, 2019 by

Many of us will be celebrating the Australia Day long weekend with a barbecue. Here are five ideas for elite athletes to make sure your meal can still complement your training regime.

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How to approach your New Year’s Resolution diet

Posted on January 8, 2019 by

One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to eat better and be healthier, and achieve the perfect diet.

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Festive food advice for athletes this Christmas

Posted on December 11, 2018 by

Christmas is a time of many traditions and family and friends coming together. This time is also generally centred around food, drinks and celebrations. While it’s important to be mindful of your diet over the break, you also want to connect with family, traditions and your favourite Christmas foods!

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7 reasons you are fatigued (and how to get back on track)

Posted on December 5, 2018 by

Do you wake up tired or are you tired before training? Perhaps you get to the afternoon and wish you could have a nap? Some may say that with high levels of training if you aren’t getting tired you aren’t training hard enough.

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This is why athletes should eat breakfast

Posted on November 21, 2018 by

The importance of breakfast is in its title, its breaking the overnight fast. Your first meal is the key to turn your body on for the day.

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Food choices for the run-in to competition

Posted on November 12, 2018 by

Accumulating fuel stores to be used in competition does not happen in just one meal. Specific to the workload you have ahead of you, a plan of regular meals and snacks spaced out over the days prior to competition should be followed rather than one large meal the night before competition as the increased load on digestion may interfere with sleeping patterns.

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8 nutrition niggles for athletes to look out for

Posted on November 6, 2018 by

It’s a familiar scenario for athletes. You complete a training session and then later that day you pull up sore with a niggle.

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