Sports Nutrition and Supplements

Sports nutrition is all about using an athlete’s diet to help them meet their sporting goals. This could be finishing their first marathon or winning a gold medal at the World Champs. The first step is always to ensure they are eating a healthy diet. Once that is sorted, we then look at sport specific nutrition strategies and targeted supplements. On this page you will find blog posts about various sports nutrition strategies, from the timing of meals to rehydration, as well as information on the most common supplements.

Eating for a Marathon Series:

New Series! Eating for a Marathon

Eating for a Marathon: Using Fats as Fuel

Eating for a Marathon: Weight Loss

Eating for a Marathon: Carb Loading

Eating for a Marathon: Eating Enough


Supplements: The biggest risk to your sporting career

Getting a boost from beetroot juice

Creatine: The muscle builder

Caffeine: Legal doping

Do you need protein supplements?

Sports Nutrition Strategies:

Fat Adaptation: How to do it

Fat adaptation: Should you consider it?

The Female Athlete Triad: It’s not normal!

The one thing you can do to meet any body goal

The Recovery Meal: The most important meal of the day

Avoiding tummy troubles on the run

How much water do I need?

How is sports nutrition different from regular nutrition?

Upping my antioxidants to speed up recovery

Why we all need more oily fish

The problem with evidence and individuality

Why doesn’t more exercise lead to weight loss?

Types of weight lost

Salt basics

Using salts to rehydrate

When simple sugars are called for

The hows and whys of snacking: What to eat

The hows and whys of snacking: When to eat

Dehydration: More than just water

Oestrogen: Not just for women

Testosterone: Not just for men

Using exercise to manage my allergies

Do we need vitamin E?

Why I take a vitamin D supplement

Timing it right for maximum energy

How to measure body fat

Training Periodization (or resting to get fitter)

Staying active is about more than just exercise

Time your meals to maximise your workout

 Energy In and Out