Nutrition

Three smoothie recipes from British Cycling’s Nigel Mitchell

Boost your health and vitality with these speedy ideas from 220’s resident nutritionist
26 August 2015 at 15:43

Mirinda Carfrae on coping with the heat in long-distance triathlons

We ask the reigning Ironman World Champion how she performs at the highest level in hot weather, and what happened at Kona 2012 when she didn't take on enough water

Cheap cycling nutrition ideas for triathletes

On a tight budget? There are plenty of cheaper alternatives to energy gels, drinks and bars...
23 June 2015 at 11:00

Which protein products are best for triathlon recovery?

We look at the differences between whey, soy and others on the market, and whether shakes or bars are best
12 May 2015 at 17:07

Top 10 triathlon nutrition tips

Sports nutritionist and author Renee McGregor gives her essential nutrition advice for triathletes
24 April 2015 at 11:44

Eight handy tips to keep your triathlon nutrition on track

Are you worried about your tri fuelling regime? Take a look at our useful athletes' checklist

Triathlon nutrition – our ultimate guide to fuelling

Your fuelling strategy should be a shifting picture, reflecting your training and the time of year. We unlock the secrets of periodised nutrition…

How – and why – to bin the sugar

We explain why triathletes should ditch the processed sugar from their diet, and how to do it
12 February 2015 at 15:58

Food wars: chicken vs. turkey

We deliver the 220 verdict on which one's better for a triathlete's dinner
30 January 2015 at 11:35

Train carb-free to boost your body's fat-burning ability

We look at why training carb-free can be a vital weapon in a triathlete's off-season armoury
05 January 2015 at 15:59

Gluten free and getting fatigued?

If you've cut wheat and gluten from your diet but getting too tired after training, we may be able to help
03 December 2014 at 12:28

Mirinda Carfrae: “You can never have too many world titles”

Three-time Kona queen says she still hasn’t reached her performance ceiling and is gunning for more golds
30 October 2014 at 10:54

Blog: Busting Ironman myths on debut in Barcelona

After making her long-distance debut at Ironman Barcelona, British pro Susie Hignett debunks some of the more popular M-dot sayings, such as 'don't drink cola'
21 October 2014 at 12:19

Sally Gunnell’s six top fuelling tips for triathletes

We ask the former Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth champion what to focus on for an effective nutrition strategy...
25 September 2014 at 14:56

Blog: Planning for the Double Brutal Extreme Triathlon

First-time trier Luke Tyburski has chosen the ultra-long Snowdonia event to make his debut. Here he tells us how he thinks his love of food will see him through…
19 September 2014 at 15:10

Freekeh: the UK's new superfood, what you need to know

This ancient greenwheat boasts impressive nutritional credentials, including lots of protein, fibre and “prebiotic” qualities – and was discovered after a crop fire long ago
04 September 2014 at 09:18

Vegetarian fuelling for an Ironman

We reveal your nutrition strategy for moving up to long-distance racing, including which protein sources to target and why getting enough iron is vital
28 August 2014 at 15:34

Ad feature: How to create your own no-fuss protein frappé

Put fuel back in your tank after a workout with this energy-boosting protein hit
21 August 2014 at 11:11

Blog: Falling off the wagon with the World Champs fast approaching

Age-grouper Phil Renna makes the cut for the World Championships in Canada but also suffers domestic upheaval and lots of late nights – and gets lured back into old habits…
13 August 2014 at 10:56

Beat the heat when going long

Take a look at our fuelling advice for long-distance duels in the sun, and make sure you don't fall victim to dehydration – or worse
18 July 2014 at 15:28