Sports nutrition

Active Nutrition open for business

25th February 2016 / Helen Phadnis

Clean eating, Family nosh, Sports nutrition
In need of a nutrition MOT? I am now practicing from Nevill Ave, Hove for one to one nutrition consultations.  Call ahead for a free 10min phone consultation on 07779 021767. If you can’t make it to see me in person I can offer remote nutrition consultations via Skype, phone and e-mail.  Introductory offer £10

Rest day nutrition – avocados, yoga & wine

11th February 2016 / Helen Phadnis

Clean eating, Family nosh, Sports nutrition
As with many athletes I like structure, and a clear set of rules to work to.  I believe in evidence-based rules. Carbs: 6-10g/kg body weight/day. Protein: 1.2-1.7 g/kg body weight/d. Fat: 20-30% total energy. Recovery: 1-1.5 g carbohydrate / kg body weight/30min. Hydration: 500ml/ 0.5kg body weight lost during exercise.  Eat 2 hours pre exercise.

Caffeine fuelled sport. Fancy a cuppa? Wake up and smell the coffee.

28th January 2016 / Helen Phadnis

Sports nutrition
A green light for the hot, smooth, dark, freshly roasted coffee you’ve been craving all morning? Fancy a cuppa? Go ahead, the nerd is sanctioning caffeine. During the month of January there’s a lot of nutrition noise around cutting foods out, making changes to your diet. Well how about just focussing on what you’re doing

Protein powders – are they safe? are they necessary?

13th October 2015 / Helen Phadnis

Sports nutrition
The biggest guys at the gym all take protein powder, celebrity athletes endorse it, and just look at the photos on the tubs, these powders get you ripped! Or do they? Are protein supplements just burning a hole in your wallet? Are they replacing fibre containing meals and leaving you constipated? Or worse still are

Beef Jerky – are you man enough?

6th October 2015 / Helen Phadnis

Clean eating, Sports nutrition
A request for ‘man snacks’ came recently from one of the alpha males in my extended family. I  laughed initially at the thought of snacks being gender aligned, until I took myself and my husband as an example: Snacks for me: – Fresh fruit, dates, dried apricots, dark chocolate, home made oat cookies, bliss balls.

The French Paradox – a bikini body on cheese, fois gras & red wine

29th September 2015 / Helen Phadnis

Sports nutrition
I spent the weekend just gone slightly in awe of delicately framed French women savouring traditional rich French cuisine. The French Paradox that struck me here was not so much the lack of heart disease in a country consuming foods so loaded with saturated fats, but the lack of pot belly. How do these ladies

Tone up with your 20 grams of recovery protein, and make it fishy!

21st September 2015 / Helen Phadnis

Clean eating, Sports nutrition
As a nerd I like to have a set of rules to work to. I like numbers, and I like it when they’re based on research. It also helps when that number answers a question I get asked a lot: how much protein should I eat? For ideal recovery post workout that’ll be 20 grams.
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