Endurance Sports Nutritionist

Recent Articles

Magnesium: A guide for the endurance athlete

Iron, calcium, sodium…..these are all minerals which an endurance athlete might consider when thinking about their nutrition. Am I getting enough iron in my diet to help prevent fatigue? Am I eating enough calcium to protect my bones? Am I replacing the sodium that I...

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Gastro-Intestinal Problems and Endurance Sport

As a nutritional therapist specialising in working with endurance athletes, people often come to see me seeking help with gastro-intestinal problems that they experience during training and, more commonly, racing. I have written briefly on this subject before with...

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Recipe – Mackerel and Sweet Potato

This is one of my favourite evening meals, filling and nourishing after a day with a long or hard training session. The mackerel is a great source of both protein (19g/100g) to help repair muscle and healthy omega 3 fats to support heart, joint, immune and brain...

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Nutritional considerations for vegetarian endurance athletes

If you are vegetarian or vegan and regularly compete in endurance sports events, it’s likely that at least one person you know has questioned whether your diet can possibly give you all the nutrients you need or whether you would perform better if you included meat...

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More Smoothie Ideas for Endurance Athletes

One of the most popular posts on my blog is one explaining how to make nutritious smoothies – you can read it here. I thought I’d take this one step further by providing several different smoothie recipes that work well with a selection of training scenarios. First,...

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Lunch Ideas for Endurance Athletes

When you are training for endurance sports events, and time is tight, it can be tempting to just grab the easiest and quickest lunch that you can. But lunch presents a great opportunity to have a nourishing meal to support recovery from a morning training session or...

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Top 10 Fruit & Veg Choices for Endurance Sport

If you are training for an endurance sports event, when it comes to nutrition you probably think about starchy carbs for energy first, followed by protein for recovery and muscle repair. But how much thought do you give to the amount and type of vegetables and fruit...

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