Food labels – how athletes can make sense of the fine print
Understanding what is in the food you are eating is important to know what energy will be going into your training. When making food choices in the supermarket each food product with multiple ingredients is required to have a nutrition information panel and an ingredients list on the packet.
Athletes’ guide to snacks that match training demands
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.
38 Balanced meal ideas for athletes
A ‘balanced’ meal for an athlete is hugely important for both training and competition, so it’s a good idea to know what types of things you can cook that will give you what’s required. Below you’ll find a number of excellent ideas for balanced meals across breakfast, lunch & dinner.
4 essential tips for an athlete’s kitchen
For many athletes there comes a time where you’ll move out of home and away from the reliable home cooked meal. It can be a bit daunting, knowing you’re now solely in charge of preparing a diet to suit your training regime.
How to build a healthy food shopping list
A visit to the supermarket can be the turning point for what you will be eat for the week. Planning and preparation is one of the most important steps in managing your diet, making healthy choices and having the right food available.
How to easily pre-load energy for performance
Preparing for training by pre loading fuel stores before and during long training sessions & competition is just as important to consider as recovery strategies and what you will have when you finish.
Why athletes shouldn’t fear carbohydrates
The word ‘carbohydrate’ is the name given to a macronutrient that is in a very broad range of foods and comes in many different forms, which have slightly different functions and are digested differently.