Nutrition

Snack Ideas for Athletes

Posted on May 29, 2017 by

If you head off to school, university or work around training times it’s important to plan ahead and make sure you have the right foods packed, that way the fuel needed to prepare and recover from training will be available when you need it.

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Recovery Food – What to eat and when to eat it

Posted on May 22, 2017 by

When considering protein for recovery, the timing, frequency and amount all play a pivotal role for optimal results. The ideal amount of protein to aim for post training is 20g of protein.

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Eating Around Training – Make Each Session Your Best

Posted on May 16, 2017 by

Fuelling your activity is really important for good energy levels, performance and to push yourself further. The harder you work and the more you can improve in training the better you will become. It’s a balance of having the right fuel to match your training available in the system to get the body working, but without being overloaded and too full. Here are the basic rules to follow.

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The Run-in to Competition

Posted on May 8, 2017 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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Nutrition Recipe: Avocado Salsa

Posted on February 16, 2017 by

The NSWIS Dietitian has developed a stock of tasty, nutritionally balanced, recipes. Here is a fantastic avocado salsa:

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The Basics of Nutrition

Posted on February 11, 2017 by

Nutrition has a tendency to get over complicated, but essentially it boils down to this

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How to put on good weight

Posted on February 3, 2017 by

Do you keep getting unwanted weight loss from high training loads? Are you trying to increase good weight through increases in muscle mass? Does your weight stay at the same number no matter what, when you just want a few extra kilos on?

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Making the most of your summer BBQ

Posted on January 21, 2017 by

The sun is shining, Australia Day is around the corner, and BBQs are sizzling across the country.

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Fad diets – too good to be true?

Posted on January 14, 2017 by

Starting the new year with a brand new or drastically different diet to get to a body weight you desire as fast as possible may be doing you more harm than good. Rapid fluctuations in weight can affect fluid levels and metabolism meaning short term changes on the scales, but longer term trouble keeping the weight off.

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Keeping in shape over the holidays

Posted on January 10, 2017 by

For many of our athletes the summer break means a change in the usual regime, and a well-earned rest from high intensity training.

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