Training Articles - Nutrition
- Food for thought
Nutrition is an inherent part of basic recovery but coaches and athletes need to understand the difference between good dietary practices and nutrition to enhance performance.
- Debunking Three Common Nutrition Myths
We are greeted with nutrition messages through a variety of media sources and while some newspapers, magazines and online sources can be counted on to provide evidence-based advice, this is not always the case. As a result there is a lot of dubious advice in relation to what we should be eating in circulation, much of which has become ingrained beliefs.
- A Nutritious Diet for Vegetarian and Vegan Athletes
A vegetarian diet requires careful monitoring of protein, vitamin B12 and iron levels, which can all be found in non-animal sources of food, but which can sometimes take a bit of forward planning, as many are not so readily available as their meaty counterparts.
- The Truth About High Protein Diets and Kidney Damage
A case for increased protein intake not only being harmless, but potentially even having a protective effect.
- Artificial Sweeteners
Do sweeteners have the ability to prevent weight loss?
May the use of artificial sweeteners produce possible side effects?
What are some of the differences between artificial sweeteners?
- Basic Nutritional Principles
Glenn Kearney provides some nutritional advice for developing power athletes. Evidence strongly suggests that the acquisition of muscle protein is a result of the workout stimulus plus the proper nutrition during the workout and more importantly during the 24 hours immediately after the workout.
- Metabolic Myths and Truths that you must know about
If you are looking to experience a maximum rate of fat loss, it is going to be important that you come to learn exactly how the fat loss process takes place and what myths surround the rate of which you burn calories on a daily basis.
- Best Supplements for Melting the Fat
Ron Fritzke provides advice on three supplements that will help reduce your fat.
- Taking a Peek Into Super Fruits
As you go about improving your nutrition and trying to take in healthier foods each and every day, one category of foods not to leave out are the super fruits. Fruits such as Acai, Goji, Maqui, and Mangosteen all offer tremendous benefits to your health and will help you feel absolutely great.
- Sarcopenia (loss of muscle), the undiagnosed epidemic
One of the greatest threats to an aging adult's ability to stay healthy and functional is the steady loss of lean body mass - muscle and bone in particular. The loss of strength, mobility, and functionality is not an inevitable part of aging. This is what you need to do...
- What your athletes should be
Athletes - how to determine your daily nutritional requirements
- Just what do athletes need in the way of nutrition?
There is no magic food which if taken the day or several days before a race will transform the athlete into a world beater. So choosing a diet which provides the athlete with the correct balance of nutrients is desirable.
- Will Brink's Unified Theory of Nutrition
The truth behind diets is that they are often quite good at suppressing appetite and thus the person simply ends up eating fewer calories and losing weight. Also, the weight loss from such diets is often from water vs. fat, at least in the first few weeks. That is not to say people cannot experience meaningful weight loss with some of these diets, but the effect comes from a reduction in calories vs. any magical effects often claimed by proponents of such diets.
- The latest on Pre/Post workout nutrition
"Timing is everything." Consuming the right foods at the right time can have positive effects on body composition, which can mean more muscle and less body fat.
- The big picture of permanent weight loss
If you are sick and tired of being confused, tired of taking the weight off only to put it back on, and tired of wondering how to take the first steps to deciding the right diet for you that will result in permanent weight loss, then this is the article that could change your life.
- Nutrional Tips
Skipping meals or reducing your calorie intake does not help control weight in the long term. It is important to eat at regular intervals, ideally every 3-5 hours, as this helps to keep blood sugar levels stable.
- Achieving a balanced diet for vegetarian
How vegetarian athletes can achieve a balanced diet to support their athletic career
- How to ensure your athletes eat
Food provides the nutrients to help the body function properly. No single food contains them all in the amounts needed so a mixture of foods has to be eaten
- Being obsessed by food and body weight
can develop eating disorders
If you are an athlete aiming to optimise performance in your sport, you can obviously reap benefits from paying attention to what you eat. However, for some people this interest develops into an unhealthy obsession with food, calories and body weight.
- Seven Reasons why a low Carbohydrate
Diet is wrong
A look at the health problems you may experience with a low carbohydrate diet
- What Should Young Athletes Eat?
Some suggestions on appropriate nutrition for young athletes
- Exercise and low carbohydrate diets make
A review of the problems you may experience when you mix exercise and a low carbohydrate diet in an attempt to lose fat without losing muscle
- Are you getting enough fluids?
The facts, fiction and some practical advice on fluid intake
- Calcium: No bones about it - part
An in-depth review of calcium supplementation and the potential effects on the body
- Amino acids - the building blocks of
An overview of the role and function of amino acids and protein
- Calcium: No bones about it - part
A review of calcium and the potential benefits of calcium supplementation
- Water - the antidote to heat stroke and
Why it is important to maintain the body's fluid level when exercising in both hot and cold climates
- Training and protein needs
Why protein is an essential ingredient of your fitness training programme
- How to recognise the early signs of
The risks and warning signals of disordered eating
- Drink your way to winning performances:
the seven secrets of hydration
If you wish to perform at a high level, you need to consume fluid. For each per cent of body weight lost due to dehydration, your performance slips by about 2%, and a meager 2% loss in weight can force your heart rate and body temperature to spiral upward, making strenuous exercise almost impossible to carry out
- What should I eat and what should I
avoid? - Decisions, Decisions!
An overview of the nutritional requirements for an athlete
Literature Review - Nutrition
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