Nutrition Advice - Killary Gaelforce

Nutrition Advice

Are Your Snacks Letting You Down?

You have breakfast, lunch and dinner balanced and correct but are you falling down with your snacks?  We tend to focus on main meals when we are trying to manage our nutrition and then in between we are having soft drinks, a quick bar of chocolate or a packet of crisps.

21-05-2019

Eating for Recovery. What does your body need to get back on track?

A big event can take a lot out of you.  Mentally and physically grueling, long endurance events test you to the limit.  Being physically fit and mentally ready are essential but what can you do to help your body recover in the hours and days after you’ve given it all you’ve got?

16-05-2019

Is Your Balanced Diet Balanced?

There is the old joke that a balanced diet is a glass of wine in one hand and a slice of cake in the other… This perfectly reflects how many of us think about a “balanced” diet, if we think about it at all. 

17-04-2019

Beyond Calories: B vitamins and Energy

When it comes to exercise and fitness, the focus tends to be on protein first and everything else comes a distant second. Or third.  But, our micronutrients are just as important as our macros when it comes to performance and B vitamins are the on

16-01-2019

Super Snacks – The foods to have with you

We take a look at some of the best snacks to have to hand – at your desk, in your kit pack, handbag or car.  Ready to give you the best nutrition to train, recover and excel.

10-10-2018

THE FIVE FOODS TO AVOID BEFORE EXERCISE

Heading out training or racing this week? Find out the foods that could jeprodise your performance...Read on

13-09-2018

All about Sugar: What you need to know

We have heard an awful lot about sugar recently, but is it really as bad as is claimed?  We take a look at some of the myths and truths of sugar and the foods to limit and to enjoy when it comes to negotiating a healthy diet.

02-08-2018

MAKING EVERY BITE COUNT

 

What are empty calories and what does this mean when I am trying to fuel my body?

23-05-2018

Vitamin D: More Than Just for Bones

Training for endurance? Find out why you need Vitamin D in your diet!

13-03-2018

What to Eat Before Training

Fuelling your body in the right way means you have the energy you need to get going, the hydration needed to help avoid fatigue and the protein you need to help recover ready for the next session.

06-02-2018

The 5 foods you need to include in your training schedule

Whether you are getting fit for the first time or building on a solid base, there are some key foods to include in any training programme...

24-01-2018

Super Snacking

Always have a good snack to hand with these 6 Super Snack alternatives - Good snacks + good nourishment = achieving goals

28-07-2017

Nutrition for Busy and Active Women

We look at the top five quick and easy things you can do to maximise your training and balance your nutrition.

19-07-2017

POST RACE RECOVERY TIPS

So, you finally see the finish line. It seemed like it would never come. As you cross it you are ecstatic. “Yes, I finally did it”

28-06-2017

Running on Strong Bones - "Them bones, them bones need......

For many athletes, sports nutrition is all about building and fuelling muscle.  Protein fat and carbs – all the macros – get a mention as well as some of vitamins involved in metabolism.  Bones tend to get less of a focus –

13-06-2017

How is Your Hydration?

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

03-05-2017

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.

23-03-2017