Nutrition

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

Probiotics: Are they worth taking?

Thinking about adding probiotics to your diet? Renee McGregor explains all you need to know
26 February 2019 at 10:40

Get lean for tri: Does it matter what time of day you eat?

Want to get lean for tri and wondering if there is a best time to eat to maximise muscle gain and weight loss? Sports nutritionist Stephen Smith has this advice for meal times
25 February 2019 at 12:09

Should you maintain your racing weight over winter?

Wondering how much weight gain you should allow yourself in winter? And how you maintain weight throughout the season? Tim Don explains what works for him and shares some advice
29 January 2019 at 12:39

How much should you pee during an Ironman?

Wondering how much, and how often, you should pee during an Ironman? Hydration expert Andy Blow of Precision Hydration explains
25 January 2019 at 10:30

Lucy Charles-Barclay on triathlon nutrition

Kona 2017 and 2018 silver medallist Lucy Charles-Barclay talks to Tim Heming about her nutrition
21 January 2019 at 14:38

Does a woman’s hydration needs differ to a man’s?

Andy Blow from Precision Hydration explains how a woman’s hydration needs differ to a man’s
02 January 2019 at 13:09  (1)