8 ways additional energy sneaks into your diet
If your sport has specific body comp targets that you need to reach but you find you are struggling to manage or maintain them, you might look to what you are eating and the portion sizes to see what is contributing extra kilojoules and still be left scratching you head as to why you aren’t at your target.
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.
Digestion: How to avoid full, bloated pains in the stomach
If the eyes are the window to the soul, then the digestive system is the window to good health. The digestive system is the corner stone between eating and having adequate fuel for the body to thrive.
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.