If you’re putting in the hard yards training for a marathon or half-marathon, developing a strategic fuelling strategy and plan is essential for running your best race. While sub-optimal fuelling might prove adequate for shorter, slower training runs, it can often be the factor which turns a great race into a disaster from the 10km point of the race.Read More
As a nutritionist I'm concerned with many aspects of your wellness, beyond what you eat, such as stress levels, mental health, sleep and movement. Today I'd like to welcome a guest post by Brendan McGovern, the Principal Physiotherapist and Director of RedoHealth, a small physiotherapy practice in the heart of Balmain. I’ve asked Brendan to talk about why we need to stay active, the benefits to you and your family, and how to fit it all in!Read More
A downside of finding a sport that you love is the inevitable injury that sidelines you. While you are sidelined - what can you eat to support your recovery to get you back to your sport stronger than ever? No, I'm not talking about eating your feelings via chocolate and red wine but using your diet to support your recovery and get you back to your sport stronger than ever?
Your focus during your recovery should be on fighting inflammation and fuelling repair – loading up anti-inflammatory foods, keeping essential nutrient intake high as well as boosting protein intake. Your focus during your recovery should be on fighting inflammation and fuelling repair – loading up anti-inflammatory foods, keeping essential nutrient intake high as well as boosting protein intake.Read More
Do you have sporty teenagers? With the winter sports season kicking off, you might be wondering if your teenagers are eating the right types of food to support healthy growth and development as well as their training and competition. It's not all about protein powder to get "shredded", or litres of sweet sports drinks!Read More
I was lucky enough recently to be able to work with an athlete preparing for the Australian Schoolboys Rugby Union Tournament. He was interested in maintaining his work rate, making his tackles and not fatiguing in the second half of the game. Here's some of the key points we came up with. Of course, every athlete is different with different food preferences, requirements and backgrounds. What is right for one athlete may not benefit the next - so make sure that your sports nutrition advice is tailored to your goals.Read More
Are you following a low FODMAP diet to manage your IBS symptoms? FODMAPs are a large group of dietary sugars. These sugars can be poorly absorbed in the small intestine and fermented by bacteria to produce gas. Following a low FODMAP diet can help manage IBS symptoms.
Endurance runners often suffer from stomach problems. If you also suffer from a FODMAP intolerance, fueling for your long run can be quite tricky. Here’s some tips to help you focus on your running, rather than your stomach, or wondering where the closest toilet is.Read More