Category Archives: Nutritional Advice

Endurance Event – Pre-race Nutrition Tips

Preparing for an endurance event, here is some advice from Dr Heiss, developer of the 24 programme. He is talking prior to the Leadville 100 mile mountain bike race. Facebook video:

Preparing for an endurance event, here is some advice from Dr Heiss, developer of the 24 programme. He is talking prior…

Posted by 24Fit Nutrition on Thursday, August 21, 2014

Nutrition Essentials From Gymnast Nile Wilson

Here is some footage of Nile Wilson’s training and a section on food essentials. He is preparing for the World Championship trials.

Summary

Cooking up multiple dishes and keeping in the fridge.

    1. Protein – eggs,  chicken and salmon breasts
    2. Carbohydrates – porridge, sweet potatoes, rice
    3. Vegetables and fruit
    4. Greek yogurt for dessert with extra protein and add nuts and seeds

England Rugby Players Nutrition

Top Tips from England Rugby:

Graeme Close and Michael Naylor offer expert insight

“Nutrition for us rugby players is huge. We’re not cover models and we never will be. We’re performance athletes and we have to fuel our bodies. You have to look at food first.” James Haskell’s message is an uncompromising, honest one. Now into his 13th season as a professional, the Wasps and England back-rower has built up an acute understanding of his body’s requirements.

  1. Evidence based
  2. Nutrition key for recovery
  3. Eat 4-5 times a day
  4. High quality proteins eaten throughout the day – chicken, eggs, fish etc
  5. Vegetables a huge part of the diet
  6. High quality carbs – Sweet potatoes, quinoa, rice etc balanced towards individual needs
  7. Healthy fats important – oily fish, nuts, avocado
  8. Stay away from refined foods e.g white bread, white rice, white pasta, processed meals and junk food
  9. Education of players, personal diet coaches. Explaining why doing something so players make better choices

Lower Your Fat Intake With Protein Drink Mix From Herbalife

Protein intake is particularly important for physically active people for its role in muscle repair and for those on a weight management programme as it helps you feel fuller for longer and can help build and maintain lean muscle mass. Proteins are made up of amino acids. There are many functions of proteins:

  • Creates and maintain lean muscle mass
  • Plays an important role in tissue repair
  • Helps the immune system function properly
  • Provides a source of energy when carbohydrates and fats are not available
  • Helps you feel fuller for longer as the body takes longer to digest them

Animal protein tends to be higher in fat than plant protein. If consuming animal protein, ensure you choose low fat options or lean cuts of meat.  Good proteins – fish, eggs, milk (skimmed), soya, poultry, low fat dairy products, lean cuts of red meat

Try to avoid or limit – cuts of meat with high saturated fat content, high fat dairy products and processed meats that have hidden fat content.

Protein Drink Mix( PDM) is a new addition to the Herbalife range in Europe. PDM can help you meet your daily protein intake. Get a personalised programme including your protein factor from your Herbalife Level 10 Coach.

This great-tasting shake mixes easily with water, that means fewer trips to the shops as you dont need milk.

Here some options:

Two scoops in water = 15g of protein.
Two scoops of Formula 1 and 1 scoop of Protein Drink Mix in water = 16.5 g of protein.
Two scoops of Formula 1 and 2 scoops of Protein Drink Mix in water = 24 g of protein.

More details on PDM