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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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October 10, 2017

In long events women often outperform men. Is this because their metabolism is better suited for endurance?

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

The capacity of the intestine to absorb carbohydrate is dependent on carb intake in the diet. How does the gut adapt and what are the practical implications?

March 23, 2017

Nutrition can have a major impact on the adaptations to training. The combination of training and nutrition is essential and we have a multitude of methods available.

December 26, 2016

The topic of low carbohydrate high fat diets (LCHF) or ketogenic diets for athletes is still hotly debated. I posted some thoughts in a blog recently but a few days a paper was published in the esteemed Journal of Physiology that studies the effects of different diets...

May 16, 2016

The ketone bodies beta-hydroxybutyrate and acetoacetate are produced in the body as a byproduct of fat metabolism. Essentially ketone bodies are formed in the body when there is an excess of fatty acids available. Ketones have received a lot of attention in the media r...

February 21, 2016

 

Many children are engaged in sport and some are very talented young athletes. Nutrition is important especially in growing children but are their needs further increased when in training? A question I get asked very often is: “do children need sports nutrition”. As al...

August 4, 2015

Fat burning is always a hot topic and we seem obsessed with it. Treadmills tell you when you are in your "fat burning  zone", some heart rate monitors indicate when you are "bruning fat". In a previous blog I discussed why we are so obsessed with fat burning (I ga...

June 6, 2015

I spent several years of my life (a while ago) investigating a potential role of MCT for athletes and because there appears to be a renewed interest in it, I want to discuss what evidence is available today. Medium chain triglycerides or MCT are sold as a supplement. I...

April 22, 2015

A popular nutrition supplement with claims to help weight loss and fat burning is the seaweed extract fucoxanthin. Sometimes it is the sole ingredient in a supplement and sometimes it is combined with a range of other ingredients. From web sites you can learn that “fuc...

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