Tag Archives: "Nutrition + Health"

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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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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2 ways female athletes can improve bone health

As a female athlete it’s important to consider what we eat before and after training to protect our bone health, reduce risk of injury and time off training and competition. Here’s two easy ways female athletes can improve bone health with diet.     Pr …

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Fuelling an Everesting attempt

Deciding to climb 8848m on the bike in one ride is no mean feat. Beyond the mental and physical challenge, ensuring that you are well fuelled and hydrated to support your efforts is a key factor in your success. Here’s an insight into the planning that …

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What makes a cyclist?

What makes a cyclist? Is it the kit you wear? The height of your socks? The number of miles you accumulate on Strava? The number of bikes you own? Earlier this year someone told me that I’m “not a cyclist”. As someone who rides my bike more days than n …

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Does your mental health need a check up?

What’s the state of your mental health right now? Could you do with a bit of a mental health check up? Until a few years ago, I’d never really thought much about my mental health. Then I went through a rather messy relationship break up that damaged my …

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