Nutrition

15 May 2017

Where’s Your Fat At?

When it comes to training –or even just general health, fat is just as important as any other nutrient.

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10 May 2017

Looking For Advice On What To Eat & How Often When Adventure Racing?

Understanding what your body needs to fuel itself during an advenutre racde is critical and can be the difference between success and failure. We have developed some practicle advice for anybody looking for information on race nutrition

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3 May 2017

How is Your Hydration?

It is not just a case of drinking the odd glass of water.  You need to plan

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23 March 2017

Training for Gaelforce West?

Don't just look at training. You do need to look at what you eat in the months coming up to the race to make sure your body is ready to go on the day.

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15 March 2017

All Trained Out? Targeting vitamins & minerals

Is training getting harder instead of easier?  Diet can also have a real impact on how much

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1 March 2017

Training Through the Cold Weather: What to Eat for Immunity

Any cold gets better faster if you rest but a week of rest can really hurt your training goals.  Do what you can to keep your immune system at its healthiest by taking a look at what you eat. 

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16 January 2017

Changing Your Diet Without Losing Your Mind

How many of our New Year’s Resolutions actually make it through to February? And is there any way that we can make real changes to our health and nutrition that we can still be managing this time next year?

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8 December 2016

Know Your Food: How to Read a Label

NUTRITION ADVISE FROM JOHN WEST, YOUR TRAINING PARTNER

Learning how to read ingredient lists and nutrition labels can help you to navigate the supermarket shelves and get some great convenience into your nutrition plan.

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15 November 2016

Food diaries: - NUTRITION ADVISE FROM JOHN WEST, YOUR TRAINING PARTNER

Food diaries are a start: you need to know what you are doing before you plan changes: That way you make the most effective change first.

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20 September 2016

CHILLI & GARLIC STIR FRY - John West recipe video

For a quick mid week meal....

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28 August 2016

Lunch boxes for Kids (and adults…) - NUTRITION ADVISE FROM JOHN WEST, YOUR TRAINING PARTNER

Where did the summer go?!! The kids are back to school this week and getting kids to eat a balanced lunch can be tricky so here are some hints and tips on what foods should be in a lunch box and how you can get kids to eat them.

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5 August 2016

RACE DAY NUTRITION - 10 helpful tips for Adventure Racing

Many people are unsure how to prepare for an event or what to bring. Here we put together a few tips to help you decide.

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28 July 2016

Women and Heart Disease – What You Need to Know - NUTRITION ADVISE FROM JOHN WEST, YOUR TRAINING PARTNER

Do you know what the leading cause of death for women in Ireland is?  Breast Cancer? Bowel Cancer? Car accidents? Actually it is heart disease. 

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28 July 2016

Need to get to a healthy Weight? - NUTRITION ADVISE FROM JOHN WEST, YOUR TRAINING PARTNER

Summer is a great time to start. Often when we think about healthy eating we conjure up visions of dry, tasteless food and months of deprivation.

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14 July 2016

Lunchboxes LOVE fish - NUTRITION ADVISE FROM JOHN WEST, YOUR TRAINING PARTNER

There is a long tradition in Ireland of fish being a “brain food”.  These days we know that that is down to DHA, one of the main omega-3s found in fish.....

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20 June 2016

Changing our habits to eat more fish - NUTRITION ADVISE FROM JOHN WEST, YOUR TRAINING PARTNER

Without a doubt, fish is one of the most nutrient rich foods we can eat.  Whether you are looking for protein for muscles, zinc for skin or B vitamins to help reduce fatigue, fish is there with what you need.  

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1 June 2016

Your Brain on Fish: Fueling Your Grey Matter - NUTRITION ADVISE FROM JOHN WEST, YOUR TRAINING PARTNER

Did you know that your brain is mostly made from fat?  Whilst we may think about nutrition for our muscles, heart or even digestive system, we rarely stop to think about the nutrients our brain needs to flourish.  

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16 May 2016

Looking after your heart? Eat More Fish! - NUTRITION ADVISE FROM JOHN WEST, YOUR TRAINING PARTNER

Looking after what we eat is an important place to start when we want to look after our hearts

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27 April 2016

Fishing for Vitamin D - Nutrition Advise from John West, Your Training Partner

Vitamin D contributes to the maintenance of normal muscle function as well as the normal function of the immune system.

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12 April 2016

Nutrition Advise from John West – Your Training Partner: Selenium, Fish and Your Health

selenium supports the normal function of our immune system and thyroid

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29 March 2016

A Bit About B12

B12 is needed as part of the growth of every cell in our body.....

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16 March 2016

Iodine, Fish & You - Sarah Keogh

Iodine is one of the trace elements our bodies need and it plays a role in overall energy metabolism. 

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1 March 2016

Fishing for Energy: Fish & B Vitamins - Sarah Keogh

Our bodies need a wide range of nutrients for health – from protein to fats to minerals and vitamins.  Getting the right balance......

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16 February 2016

Eating to Maximise Training

Sarah Keogh from Eatwell gives us some quick nutritious tips on eating well during training

 

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27 January 2016

John West & Killary Gaelforce

We need more than just training to be fit and healthy.  Nutrition plays a key role in building and maintaining healthy muscles.  

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27 January 2016

Introducing Sarah Keogh of Eatwell

I’m Sarah Keogh and I run Eatwell, Ireland’s leading food and nutrition consultancy. 

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