Gemma Sampson


Recent Posts by Gemma Sampson

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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Small changes = big results

How many things are you currently trying to overhaul in your life? Maybe it’s getting more sleep, stretching, strength, exercise or nutrition habits you want to work on. How many are you trying to change all at once? All too often I see people trying t …

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Lemon coconut chia rice cake recipe

These lemon coconut chia rice cakes are one of my current favourite ride foods. Quick and easy to whip up, make a batch and store them in the freezer so you don’t ever get caught out with nothing to eat on a ride. Making your own ride food is quick, ea …

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Off-season nutrition for cyclists workshop

Planning your 2020 season already? Get ahead of the game by using your off season to make smart nutrition choices that make the difference and get you performing better than before. Wondering how to juggle lower training loads, optimise your body compo …

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Do you know how to fuel your race day nutrition?

Many athletes possess a strong desire to improve their competitive results, regardless of whether they compete at amateur or elite levels. Nutrition can play a big role in improving athletic performance, but in my experience as a sports dietitian and n …

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What to eat on race day?

You’ve done the training. All your kit is packed and ready to go. But have you thought about your race day nutrition? This past weekend I attended Mallorca 70.3 – one of the biggest half Ironman events in the world. Over pizza and pasta at dinner the n …

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