Nutritional Tips

1.

Eat protein with every meal.

Protein take longer to digest than other macronutrients making you fill fuller for longer, it also helping to prevent spikes in blood sugar levels. Go for lean varieties each as turkey, fish, offal and game. Good non-meat protein sources include eggs, nuts and seeds.

2.

Eat more vegetables.

Vegetables are packed full of vitamins, minerals and carbohydrates. Include vegetables of different colours to ensure that you consume sufficient quantities of each vitamin. Aim for at least 8 portions a day.

3.

Don't eat too much fruit.

Although fruit is also packed full of vitamins and minerals it is also full of fructose (sugar). This can cause havoc with your blood sugar level causing you to eat more as well as crave sweet foods. If weight loss is a priority then fruit juices and snacking on fruit should be avoided.

4.

Save starchy carbohydrates for after training.

The number one reason for being overweight is eating too many carbohydrates in the form of bread, pasta, rice, potatoes, sugar, cakes and biscuits. Try and save theses food types for the 30min window after training only.

5.

Include good fats in your diet.

Fats are essential for well-being and hormone function and by eating fat you teach your body how to process fat. However try and avoid saturated and trans fat which increase 'bad' cholesterol. Good sources of fats include avocados, nuts and olive oil.

6.

Stay Hydrated.

Thirst can often be confused with hunger. You need to drink two litres a day and more if you are exercising. Keep a bottle of water with you that you can sip throughout the day, this way you can easily monitor how much you are drinking.

7.

Treat yourself.

It's OK to eat the things you crave such as chocolate and cheese cake as long as you see it as a treat and don't do it everyday!

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Wholewheat pasta releases energy all day

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Colour Combine your Fruit and Veg.

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Treat yourself... but not everyday.


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