Nutrition

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

Does milk inhibit iron absorption?

Nutritional therapist Jo-Scott Dalgleish discusses the merits of milk and whether it inhibits iron absorption
09 November 2016 at 13:04

Which superfoods should you eat?

Beetroot, chia seeds, goji berries… which mega-hyped foods are really worth your hard-earned cash? Here’s Renee McGregor with the superfood low-down and some cheap alternatives…
09 November 2016 at 10:11

Blackcurrant found to boost performance

New research adds weight to the evidence that blackcurrant could be the new beetroot…
07 November 2016 at 11:40  (1)

The low-carb debate: good or bad for athletes?

Does trying a low-carb diet, with the hope of making your body adapt to carb depletion, work? Renee McGregor and Alice Hector debate the issue
19 October 2016 at 13:20  (3)

Triathlon nutrition: 6 tips for the off-season

Adapting your fuel intake during the triathlon off-season is essential. But don’t forget to experiment with and enjoy your nutritional consumption…
14 October 2016 at 10:01

How to curb a sweet tooth

Struggling to defeat those sugar cravings? It’s a common concern among many a multisporting athlete, but Renee McGregor is here to help you control your need for the sweet stuff…
11 October 2016 at 11:40

How to stay hydrated in Kona

Heading to Hawaii and worried about getting the hydration right? Former Kona competitor and hydration specialist Andy Blow explains how to get the hydration right for the Ironman World Championships in Kona
07 October 2016 at 11:40