Nutrition

Why enjoying a sugary drink with a protein-rich meal may not be a good idea

Scientists have found enjoying a sugar-sweetened drink with a high-protein meal may negatively affect energy balance, alter food preferences and cause the body to store more fat.
26 July 2017 at 09:33

How to lose excess weight for triathlons

There’s no question that shedding any excess weight will help you race faster says 6x Ironman world champ Dave Scott. Here he shares some ideas about how to approach this.
20 July 2017 at 09:44

70.3 race-day nutrition advice

Confused about bike and run nutrition for your first 70.3 and wondering whether to use gels or foods like flapjacks, and if you should carry just electrolyte drinks or one water and one electrolyte? Mark Kleanthous gives us his opinion
09 June 2017 at 11:20

Triathlon nutrition: the A-Z guide

The world of sports nutrition can be a veritable minefield of information. But here to separate your carbs from your fats and your l-carnitines from your omega-3s are a quintet of multisport-fuelling experts…
10 May 2017 at 14:08

What type of protein is best for triathlon recovery?

We look at the differences between whey, soy and others on the market, and whether shakes or bars are best
20 April 2017 at 12:00

Sports nutrition: how to fuel the race season

Transition to race season: sports nutritionist Renee McGregor explains what to eat as your triathlon training volume increases and your body’s needs change.
19 April 2017 at 09:18

How to plan your meals in five easy steps

Planning your nutrition is just as important as planning your triathlon training. Nutritionist Jon Hodgkinson explains how to simplify meal planning so you are fully prepared for the week ahead and eating the right food that will help you reach your goals.
18 April 2017 at 10:00

5 easy, energy boosting, recipes for triathletes in training

Jon Hodgkinson, nutritionist with Triathlon Coaching UK and founder of Real Food Func, shares 5 energy boosting recipes for everything from breakfasts to dinners, snacks to soups.
13 April 2017 at 10:55

What are the different types of sports drinks and when should you use them?

Know the difference between hypotonic, isotonic and hypertonic sport drinks and when you should take each? Andy Blow explains the benefits and drawbacks of these for triathletes and when is best to take them.
12 April 2017 at 10:59

How to fuel the long bike ride

When you’re cycling hard for two hours-plus, fuelling can easily take a back seat. Renee McGregor explains how to manage your nutrition before the session starts, during the session and after, so you get the most out of your long bike sessions.
31 March 2017 at 10:17

When should you take caffeine during a triathlon?

Caffeine is one of the few supplements that most experts agree can boost endurance performance. But, as with most ergogenic aids, you have to use it intelligently to get the best results.
29 March 2017 at 11:24

Are you eating enough for training and racing?

If you’re back in full training swing, you need to make sure you’re taking in enough fuel says Renee McGregor. Here she explains how to spot the warning signs of under-fuelling
06 March 2017 at 14:06

Electrolyte sports drinks: can you overdose?

Worried about your sodium levels for Ironman, and wondering whether it is possible to consume too much energy drink/salt? Hydration expert Andy Blow has some advice for those worried about hypernatremia
06 March 2017 at 09:05

Gluten-free? How to get the fuelling for triathlons right

Decided to go gluten-free, or wheat-free, but worried about getting the fuelling right? Dietician and sports nutritionist Renee McGregor has some advice
22 February 2017 at 10:02

What is a detox and is it necessary?

After a period of excess (which might have happened during the off-season!) there’s often a suggestion of needing a detox, a purification of all the self-indulgence. So what is a detox? What does it really involve? And is it truly necessary? Renee McGregor examines the truth...
06 February 2017 at 09:02

How to boost your immune system during winter

There’s nothing worse than a winter bug to derail your triathlon training. Luckily, Renee McGregor has the nutritional tips to keep you fighting fit and healthy…
04 January 2017 at 11:09

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...
27 December 2016 at 10:00

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...
20 December 2016 at 07:00

How to avoid weight gain in the triathlon off season

While you undoubtedly deserve a rest and reduction in training, don’t forget to adjust your nutritional intake accordingly this off-season. Renee McGregor explains further…
12 December 2016 at 12:22

Glycogen-depleted training improves performance without sacrificing immunity

New research suggests that glycogen-depleted training improves your triathlon performance without sacrificing your immunity…
08 December 2016 at 09:24