How To Optimise Your Nutrition As A Vegan Athlete

How To Optimise Your Nutrition As A Vegan Athlete

Veganism can be a tough journey to navigate generally. You add in trying to optimise your nutrition as a vegan athlete the complexity definitely goes up. Whether you are a weekend warrior or an elite athlete, most people want to get the most out of their diet for both body composition and performance.  The Netflix documentary, Game Changers did a pretty good job at convincing people that by simply being vegan, your athletic performance and body composition will magically improve beyond your wildest dreams.  But alas, veganism won't inherently make you a better athlete. To some extent, depending on your previous…
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Nutrition For Strength Athletes: Everything You Need to Know

Nutrition For Strength Athletes: Everything You Need to Know

Strength and power athletes are typically looking to enhance power relative to body weight. This means some sort of resistance training is going to be a big part of their training. As with any type of training, proper nutrition has a significant impact on how well your body responds to and recovers from training. In strength training, nutritional objectives include: meeting caloric needs providing the optimal ratio of macronutrients (protein, carbohydrate, and fat) incorporating specific timing of meals/nutrition   providing optimal micronutrients (vitamins, minerals) ensuring sufficient hydration Energy, nutrient needs, and nutrient timing can differ vastly from person to person or…
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How to Fuel Yourself as an Athlete

How to Fuel Yourself as an Athlete

As an athlete, it is not only about eating a healthy balanced diet. Don’t get me wrong of course that is important, but it is equally if not more important that you consider one main thing – performance! What does that mean? It means optimising intake to ensure your intake to ensure you are well fuelled and recovered for your training and performance requirements. An athlete’s requirements could be considered abnormal when you compare them to the general population. After all, an athlete can train as much as 4 to 8 hours per day, compared to the average person who…
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