Heavy legs? Breathless? Can't keep up with your training partners? If you've put any recurring lethargy down to too much training and have carried on regardless, hoping that the fatigue will eventually, magically disappear, you could be in for a long wait. You could have anaemia,...
oil"Light olive oils have less flavour and fewer cancer-fighting antioxidants," says Elena Paravantes of the Hellenic Dietetic Association. "Extra virgin has a peppery, slightly bitter taste."Belly bustersTriathletes know that watching the weight is a
of whom have no regular exercise program. The hope was that the pyramid would help put the US governments dietary guidelines into common practice. Today, however, the Food Guide Pyramid is as outdated as the Four Food Groups. Numerous nutritional advances
UAN: Article type:++add book link at top++ --This is adapted from the book, Eat Smart, Play Hard, by RW USA Nutrition Editor Liz Applegate. A little zinc goes a long way. Though you have only about 2 grams of it in your body, zinc works in tandem
of dairy products when watching their weight, but a 2009 study from Curtin University in Perth, Australia, found that subjects who increased their daily servings of dairy products from three to five lost more weight than those who did not.
out your 'eating identity' and learn how to tweak your diet so it meets your nutritional and running needs.Reactive eater"Reactive eaters listen to their bodies," says clinical nutritionist Tara Coleman (taracoleman.com). This stops them consuming too
. Eberle says athletes often fail to take in enough energy during tough workouts to realise their potential. Change it: Fill your drinks bottle with a sports drink rather than water and set your watch alarm for every 15 minutes to remind you to sip. On a
for less than two grams by eating foods like bagels and white bread. "Watch for fat, as well," warns Lewin. "Many athletes eat peanut butter, thinking they're getting protein, not realising that it's 70 per cent fat. Then they feel weighed down."Try this
. Brewed coffee contains just two calories per cup, so it doesn't provide the energy muscles need after exertion, but adding low-fat milk and sugar contributes calories, and the calcium and vitamin D improve its nutritional profile. And coffee contains
If transition is triathlon's fourth discipline, nutrition should be the fifth. Making fuelling mistakes could mean your race ends in disaster. And the longer the event, the more critical your food and drink strategy becomes. But it's not easy
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