Gemma Sampson


Recent Posts by Gemma Sampson

Podcast: Fuelling Good Health through Food (Love Women’s Cycling)

In a climate where immunity and disease are a hot topic, I’ve shared my hot tips on how to fuel for better health and performance with the Love Women’s Cycling Podcast. We talk nutrition for immunity, macronutrients, micronutrients and the key factors …

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Podcast: Nutrition for Endurance athletes (In The Flow Nutrition)

Earlier this week I recorded a conversation about nutrition for endurance athletes while in COVID-19 lockdown here in Girona with Jackson Long from In The Flow Nutrition. We discuss the common mistakes athletes make when it comes to fuelling and nutrit …

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Finding routine in chaos

When your job involves travel and a disrupted lifestyle, it can be tough to maintain a sense of routine and keep on track with positive nutrition habits. Like many of the people I work with, I am often on the road with little time ‘home’. Here is how I …

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The Consummate Athlete Podcast: Sports Nutrition and Carbs

I had the pleasure of recording a Podcast with Molly Hurford for The Consummate Athlete recently at my office base here in Girona at Forca 13. We’re just coming out of winter in Spain so we chatted over a roaring fireplace, hot cups of tea with the opp …

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6 reasons why you should work with a cycling coach

Want to get better cycling results this season? Perhaps it’s time to start thinking about working with a coach. Without a doubt, I think it can be one of the most worthwhile investments you can make as an athlete for optimal performance gains. But it’s …

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Toasted muesli recipe

I love the crunch of toasted muesli for breakfast, sprinkled over the top of Greek yoghurt or even as a last minute crumble topping for dessert. Many of the supermarket versions have more fat or sugars added than I would prefer. In my experience, once …

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10 reasons why you should see a sports dietitian

As a sports dietitian I see a wide variety of people actively engaging in endurance sports – specifically cycling and triathlon. But you don’t have to be an elite or professional athlete to benefit from nutrition support and advice. Here’s a list of th …

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Why you should eat slowly

If you’re anything like me, then you have a tendency to inhale most of your meals without even thinking. I KNOW I should eat slowly, but just because we KNOW what we should do doesn’t mean we do it! Many of us are aware that eating slowly is a good ide …

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Female cyclists: Getting the most out of your body podcast

I was recently a guest on the Love Women’s Cycling Podcast hosted by Black Sheep Cycling to discuss my experiences working as a sports dietitian with female athletes. Together with Nic, Kat and Laura we talk about how female athletes at all levels can …

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Plant based sources of protein

In recent months I’ve seen a huge rise in the number of people choosing to adopt plant based diets. Their top concerns are how to ensure you get enough protein from plants and questions on what are the best plant based sources of protein when following …

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