If you skimp on protein your body will borrow it from muscle to meet its needs, undermining the fitness you've worked so hard to achieve. "Getting enough protein protects your lean mass," says Roberta Anding, a sports dietitian and spokesperson
Association and The Nutrition Society. She has completed the London Triathlon twice. Sarah regularly writes for magazines, newspapers and journals.
neat square parcels. Serve warm.The BenefitsChickenThe nation's favourite meat is packed with protein, which you need to repair muscles that are damaged in training and racing. It's also a source of potassium, which, among other functions, promotes
Ingredients (serves 4)• 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts• 150g white rice • I litre reduced-sodium chicken stock• 1 tbsp lemon zest strips• 1 cinnamon stick (about 7cm long)• 1 bay leaf• 2 large eggs• 2 large egg yolks• 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice• ¼ tsp cayenne peppe...
but your tanks are empty. Your training was spot-on and your race was going well so what happened? Your nutrition strategy was wrong, that’s what, and now your body is making you pay. It has happened to the best, but the best learn from their mistakes. It
be at risk of nutritional deficiencies as well as poor physical performance.General healthy-eating guidelines as well as specialist requirements for athletes apply to meat-eaters and vegetarians. You daily aim should be to base your meals and snacks
protein. It is this protein portion that will help you to feel fuller for longer.Henrietta Bailey Henrietta Bailey is a nutritionist who works as part of the Pure Sports Medicine team (puresportsmed.com). She specialises in sports nutrition
the US Department of Agriculture appropriated it for a report on nutrition. Specifically, a calorie was defined as the unit of heat required to raise 1g of water 1 degree Celsius.To apply this concept to foods such as sandwiches, scientists would set food
and try to build up the quantity over time. If you tolerate liquids better after exercise, try a specially designed recovery drink - with a balance of carbohydrates, protein and essential nutrients - straight after exercise, followed by something like a
recovery snacks or drinks in your daily training carbohydrate allowance. 6. Make sure you include a small amount (10-20g) of good-quality protein in your recovery snack, such as a fruit smoothie, cheese or lean chicken.7. Choose drinks if you suffer from
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