Nutrition Basics

Everything a runner needs to know about good nutrition and how to fuel your body.


Want to be faster and stronger by improving your body’s fuel supply at every stage of the digestive process? Here’s how.

Nutrition: The basics

Is nutrition too complicated? These 8 simple commandments are guaranteed to make you healthier, fitter and faster.

Nutrition: The rules

Here is our recipe hub full of delicious runner friendly meals for every occasion.

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Running keeps you fit, but if you want to lose weight you also need to eat right. Follow these seven principles and slim down for good.

The golden rules of weightloss

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Can you at last put an up-to-date version on? Not 2002!

Posted: 18/06/2010 at 21:32

New to this, but just felt Philip deserved the reply he should be getting.  The advice above is all good advice, be it dated 2002 or 2010.

Stop being so pedantic.

Posted: 18/07/2010 at 22:10

Posted: 29/11/2010 at 00:26

Why? Why should good principles change with time?
Posted: 27/06/2011 at 13:10

Because research is being done all the time, which can advance our understanding.

Champagne used to be considered a good in-race performance enhancer.  Is it now?

Current thinking is that milk-based recovery drinks are a good idea.  High nitrate foods (eg spinach, beetroot) are thought to have advantages.  Is this covered in the 2002 version?

An update would seem overdue.

Posted: 28/06/2011 at 08:09

that wouldn't be basics though would it
Posted: 28/06/2011 at 14:45

Obviously two of them have been chucked out since 2002.  When are they going to be replaced?
Posted: 28/06/2011 at 14:52

Why have they skipped out on 5 and 7? can they not count or are they scared of the numbers? 

Posted: 01/05/2013 at 12:53

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