Nutrition

How to prioritise your nutrition to your triathlon training

Matching your nutritional intake to the training you’re doing (nutritional periodisation) can really help you get the best out of your sessions, says Nigel Mitchell
03 May 2016 at 12:03

Dehydration and sodium: why replacing salt is crucial

Most triathletes understand that replacing the sodium lost when they sweat is important for maintaining performance, but they don't really know why.
26 April 2016 at 11:37  (3)

The vegetarian triathlete: what to eat if you are meat-free

Whether you’re thinking about going vegan/vegetarian or are already, Nigel Mitchell explains how to get the most from your meat-free diet…
04 April 2016 at 15:05

Good carbohydrate nutrition: keep your intake in control

Want to keep your carb intake under control without feeling depleted of energy? Andrew Hamilton advises...
17 March 2016 at 10:49  (3)

Healthy eating: sports supplements vs nutritious food

What’s better when training and racing – ‘real’ nutritious food or sports supplements? Top nutritionist Nigel Mitchell explains how to choose the best products to support your training
09 March 2016 at 12:36

Sweat testing for athletes: is it worth it?

Understanding your sweat content helps you tailor your rehydration needs effectively on race-day
07 March 2016 at 09:55

Nutritional supplements lowdown: when and what to take

It can be tempting to knock back a daily cocktail of supplements, but which ones do you actually need? Nigel Mitchell explains all
23 February 2016 at 12:58  (1)

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12 February 2016 at 13:28

10 minute recipe: buckwheat pancakes with smoked salmon

Enjoy pancakes packed with athlete essentials - carbs, protein and minerals
08 February 2016 at 15:44

How to order a healthy takeaway

Some times only a takeaway will do at the end of a long day of training, but is this a disaster for your nutrition? No, says head nutritionist for Team Sky Nigel Mitchell, as not all takeaway food is bad. Here he examines the smartest – and the not so smart – choices for triathletes.
08 February 2016 at 13:57

New Year Diet for Triathletes

Beat the post-Christmas bloat and get back on track after the festive season with Nigel Mitchell's super-healthy diet for triathletes...
15 December 2015 at 12:15

Beat Christmas weight gain

The season of festive treats and stodgy puds is upon us! Our nutrition expert Nigel Mitchell explains how you can indulge without losing fitness...
03 December 2015 at 16:18

Nutrition myths busted!

Does coffee help you lose weight? Will eating lots of protein make you look like Arnie? Our nutritionist Nigel Mitchell is on hand to debunk the old wives' tales of sports nutrition...
23 October 2015 at 15:15  (2)

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…