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Category Archives: Nutrition
Iron Man is just around the corner. Although I’m not doing it, I will be down in PE supporting my fiancé Jonathan. I feel like we have been eating, sleeping and breathing Iron Man since September and I have no … Continue reading
The Telkom 94.7 Cycle Challenge is around the corner. Here are some of my TOP NUTRITIONAL TIPS for race day. Fluids: The hot November conditions, makes this race a challenge due to the heat, dryness and often warm winds. Preventing … Continue reading
There is a common thought among athletes that taking vitamin and mineral supplements, will give more energy. I find this especially true for Vitamin B and frequently hear athletes talking about going for weekly injections (you now require a prescription … Continue reading
Fats and fatty acids are an essential component of the diet. They provide the body energy, have essential structural, storage and metabolic functions and they help with the absorption of essential fatty acids and fat soluble vitamins A, D, E … Continue reading
Part 2 In part 1, I discussed why protein is essential for heath and its importance in sports nutrition. In part 2, I will be discussing protein in endurance sports before, during and after exercise. Protein intake pre exercise The … Continue reading
Protein is almost a buzz word in the sports world. No matter which sport, I frequently get asked for a high protein diet to build muscle for strength and to lose fat. With all the information on the internet, media … Continue reading
In part 1, I discussed the types of carbohydrates and how they are used for energy in the body. In part 2, I will be discussing the benefits of consuming carbohydrates pre, during and post training/ race. Carbohydrates before exercise … Continue reading
Low carb, high protein, high fat, train low, compete high….the list is endless. Not a day goes by in my practice that I don’t talk about importance and need for carbohydrates in a balanced diet. Many athletes are confused about … Continue reading
I have just finished reading the book, “The Blue Zones” by Dan Buettner. The book is published by National Geographic. This article contains some of the highlights that I found in the book. The book examines communities, known as Blue … Continue reading
It is definitely possible for vegetarian athletes to perform well, to be healthy and to have an injury risk no higher than that of omnivorous athletes by following a carefully planned diet containing the necessary nutrients that your body demands. … Continue reading