There had been a LOT of hype in recent times due to the coronavirus outbreak on the links between nutrition, health & immune function. A lot of this information has been poorly supported by evidence, misleading or simply false. Such claims include ketogenic diets preventing you from catching COVID, or certain supplements boosting your immune … Continue reading Nutrition & immunity.
'Tis the season to be jolly, but it doesn't need to be the season to ruin all of your health & fitness ambitions. If you are like me, and all of the clients I ever had, or, you are just a normal person, then this topic will probably concern you, year in, year out. So … Continue reading Top tips for weight management over the festive period
Hey everybody, This blog is long overdue, but you are all welcome nonetheless! This blog will contain articles on everything related to sports nutrition and weight loss, and the occasional issue or topic that presents itself in my practice. If you have any topics you would like to see covered in the realm of nutrition, … Continue reading Welcome to the blog
Are we asking the wrong question? Challenging biases This is a much nuanced topic that I come into contact with multiple times per day, as humans we are conditioned to classify and qualify everything, giving things labels and grouping them together, it helps make us feel in control. Ironically, when we do this with … Continue reading Good food & bad food, missing the point?
Are you starting off next year, like you start off every year, with resolutions that you already know are destined to burn out around mid February? Maybe you even have an idea in mind, maybe you want to wait until after the Christmas period is over? There is a reason you make new years resolutions … Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions
The answer may or may not surprise you, read on to uncover the answer. No. God no. No way, José. Not a trace, Grace. Don't believe me, read the law. https://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2006:364:0005:0024:EN:PDF
Spoiler alert: You don't need to drink bulletproof coffee, you don't need to shovel carbs down your throat and you don't need to "convert" to ketogenesis. The key to maximizing endurance performance, or performance in general, is getting the required adaptations from ALL sessions, you could be shooting yourself in the foot, unwittingly, read on … Continue reading How to use the low carb approach in your training.
The gap between knowledge & success is application It has become inherently evident to me that there are many things that do not work when it comes to giving out nutrition advice, and having people interact accordingly with it. One such factor was giving people overwhelming amounts of information, which I was privy to doing, … Continue reading Practical grocery workshop
Practical application series INTRODUCTION Supplements and ergogenic aids are all the rage at present, and represent a multi-billion-dollar industry that sits on a house of cards and is fuelled by one thing; hope. When we reach for a supplement, what we are looking for is a better outcome, an improvement, a shortcut to a … Continue reading Practical application nutrition series: Supplements
INTRODUCTION I want to cover this topic as part of what I am calling the practical application series for athletes, as oftentimes, the link between knowledge, perfect plans and actual results is the application and execution. We are often overexcited and overly ambitious in the planning stage, that we sometimes forget that all we … Continue reading Practical application nutrition series: Travel, jet-lag and catering
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