Nutrition

4 key energy products to carry race day

Here the four key energy products that need to be part of your race day arsenal
07 November 2019 at 11:24

Are ketone drinks worth it?

James Witts explains what ketones are and why harnessing them in drinks could help performance
06 November 2019 at 09:31

Can you overdo protein?

Increased your protein intake, and now started to worry you might be overdoing it? It's very unlikely you are eating too much protein says Jon Hodgkinson, nutritionist for Triathlon Coaching UK. Here is his top advice
28 October 2019 at 10:57

Could potatoes be an alternative to energy gels?

Potato found to have same energy-boosting benefits as carbohydrate gels
21 October 2019 at 09:45

Why do you put on weight when you hit middle-age?

Wonder why you've started to put on weight despite eating and exercising the same as always? Scientists from Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, discover the reason lies in the decline of your lipid turnover…
03 October 2019 at 11:24

Body composition testing: what's the best and most accurate test?

Body composition testing is a valuable tool if you’re looking to lose weight, put on muscle mass or want to improve your sporting performance. Nick Beer explains three popular body composition tests
30 September 2019 at 10:10

How much food (kcals) should I eat for my training?

Training about 10-12 hours a week and want to make sure you're eating the right amount? Here's Sophie Heath, a registered nutritionist, with the advice and calculations
17 September 2019 at 14:04

Puddings for athletes: 4 delicious, protein-rich dessert recipes

Everything in moderation, we say! Satisfy your sweet tooth with these four delicious, protein-rich desserts, ideal post-session or race
30 August 2019 at 11:48

Tapering nutrition: what should you eat during the taper period

What you eat during the taper can make or break your race. Here’s how to master pre-race nutrition
30 August 2019 at 09:45

What are the differences between saturated and unsaturated fats?

Confused about fats? Renee McGregor explains all you need to know about saturated and unsaturated fats, and how they differ
14 August 2019 at 11:45

How Lucy Charles-Barclay fuels her races

A month ago Lucy Charles-Barclay stormed round Challenge Roth to win convincingly. Here, in her own words, is how she fuels her long-distance events
06 August 2019 at 10:00

How long does caffeine stay in the body, and for how long do you feel its affects?

Caffeine is possibly the most effective legal drug in triathlon, says James Witts. Here he explains how much time it spends in the body and for how long you can feel its affects
23 July 2019 at 14:05

How Ali Brownlee fuelled Ironman debut victory

Here's how Ali Brownlee fuelled his first Ironman victory
25 June 2019 at 14:00

What's the Mediterranean diet and is it good for athletes?

Study shows vast performance gains in athletes eating a Mediterranean diet
19 June 2019 at 11:54

What's the difference between fruit and vegetables, and which are best for athletes?

Wondering how fruit and vegetables differ nutritionally, and if one's better than the other for athletes? Nutritionist Sophie Heath explains
17 June 2019 at 13:39

What’s the difference between a sports drink and a recovery drink?

Jon Hodgkinson, founder of Real Food Function and resident nutritionist with Triathlon Coaching UK, explains the differences between a sports drink and a recovery drink and when to use each
05 June 2019 at 11:48

What is the Paleo diet, and is it suitable for a triathlete training for an Ironman?

Heard that the Paleo diet can help you lose weight, but unsure whether it's suitable to fuel your Ironman training? James Witts explains...
28 May 2019 at 11:39

Protein: Do your needs change as you get older?

Wondering if your protein needs change as you age, and whether a woman's protein needs differ from a man's? James Witts investigates
13 May 2019 at 10:55

Energy bars: 4 of the best reviewed, tested and rated

Energy bars are a great aspect of a triathlete's fuelling strategy. James Witts tests 4 of the best...
29 March 2019 at 10:45

Endurance diet: Nutrition that'll improve your staying power

Include these in your diet to improve your endurance and stamina so you perform at your best when it matters
13 March 2019 at 11:31