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Zwift and my nutrition plan

April 7, 2020

Myth busting: the alkaline diet

April 7, 2020

Is everyone who eats and drinks, a nutrition expert?

April 5, 2020

The role of energy density in weight management

March 20, 2020

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March 27, 2018

In a previous blog we discussed the effect of a simple mouth rinse with a carbohydrate solution on exercise performance. Here is an update.

October 18, 2017

I have been helping athletes to create nutrition plans for their races for a long time. For 25 years, I have worked with, listened to and learned from professional as well as recreational athletes. My advice was always based on evidence, studies that we and others cond...

September 22, 2017

Many athletes, particularly in endurance sport suffer from GI problems. Here Dana Lis discusses a possible role of low FODMAP intake.

September 22, 2017

FODMAPs are found in our diet and may contribute to GI problems during exercise. So eliminating them from the diet could be a solution for the problems.

September 18, 2017

Athletes use, drinks, gels, bars, fruits and other forms of carbohydrate. But what is the best way to take carbohydrate?

September 10, 2017

Sleep is generally recognised as a critical factor in athlete’s performance. Sleep is thought to affect both physiological and cognitive function and this can affect performance in many sports. This article is about how to improve sleep using appropriate nutrition.

March 25, 2017

I remember that many years ago a review paper was published with the title: Is the gut an athletic organ? It hinted to the fact that athletic performance is very dependent on fuel and fuel delivery is dependent on gut function. Could the gut therefore be a much underes...

January 9, 2017

In a recent publication by Liam Anderson from Liverpool John Moores University and colleagues unique insights in English Premier League football (soccer for those across the pond) were obtained. The results of the study were also discussed in December 2016 at the ISENC...

December 1, 2016

Claims that ketogenic diets improve performance are not based on evidence. There may be adaptations that are interesting and there may be theories that require further study but this blog lists the facts and the studies we have at the moment.

October 18, 2016

There's nothing like a cool pint after exercise on a warm day. But is this a good idea? In a previous blog I discussed the effects of binge drinking on recovery and these effects were not positive. However, others have argued that beer drinking, in moderation, can have...

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