Category Archives: Nutrition

Meal Idea: Chicken, apricot & macadamia salad

Chicken, apricot & macadamia salad

INGREDIENTS (Serves 1) 80-100 g Roast or grilled sliced chicken breast 20-25 g Chopped dried apricots 20 g Smashed macadamia nuts 30 g Salad leaves Add pepper, seasoning and a dash of olive oil for flavour Simply toss all the ingredients together in a bowl to make this easy salad. It is a great light […]

Why diets work

There are many diets out there, some of which you may have tried. But the fact that there are so many and they’re so apparently ‘different’, means there isn’t a one-size-fits-all when it comes to controlling your weight. But are they really that different? How can they work if they all use different methods? Well, […]

Off season nutrition, maintain or indulge?

off season nutrition

The end of the season brings about mixed emotions and off season nutrition. All the hard work has been done, and hopefully your race results have been achieved. While it can leave some feeling a little unguided with next season seeming so far away, it’s also a chance to relax, chill out and switch off […]

Do We Need to Count Calories to Lose Weight?

Let’s face it counting calories is a bit of a pain in the butt. On the surface, it can seem time consuming; endless searching on the back of packets that you buy, looking up items online and weighing all the ingredients you cook with and adding them up. On top of that there’s also the […]

What are micronutrients and why are they so important?

In our last blog we learned our the three main macronutrients; protein, fats and carbohydrates. This time we’re going to look at micronutrients, their role within the body and importance for daily health as well as sports performance and what foods we should be focusing on in order to get what we need. But firstly, […]

What are macronutrients and why is it important to monitor our intake?

Nutrition can be very confusing to athletes of all abilities. Much like equipment reviews; different products and manufacturers make claims about what is best and why you should listen to them. While there are some amazing sources of information out there on sport nutrition and some great recipe books to help people be more creative […]

The Importance of Hydration & Electrolytes

Maintaining a good fluid balance in the body is important since water is used in numerous metabolic processes including energy production, electrolyte balance, temperature regulation and detoxification pathways. It’s also essential for cognitive function. Water stored in the body is categorised as two different fluid compartments; “intracellular” (fluid inside the cells) and “extracellular” e.g. blood […]

Diet Tracking; how to track your food and why you should be doing it

Triathletes are excellent when it comes to their love of technology and its implementation in to training. We like tracking our training, seeing those numbers, hours of training on a screen and for some the joy of analysing the power and speed data, looking at where we can be making improvements. We should all be […]

DRY JANUARY OF COURSE

Now that Christmas is finished and everyone is on the mend from that terrible flu, too much shopping, too much family, or all 3, it is time to start thinking about getting back to fitness. I have decided this year to join in with all the other non-drinkers and attempt what has been commonly known […]

Could cocoa (Hot Chocolate and/or Chocoltae Milk) help you ride harder?

Its commonly known that chocolate milk’s combination of antioxidants, protein and carbohydrate makes for a great recovery drink. But chocolate – or rather cocoa flavanols, a specific group of flavonoids – consumed pre-exercise can improve performance too, according to nutritionist Christine Bailey. According to 2012 research from Australia, consumption of a cocoa flavonol-rich drink may […]