Like a lot of things within the health and fitness industry, there is a lot of misinformation around topics such as nutrient timing, meal sizes, caloric amounts and of course carbohydrate loading. This is not to say that some of these strategies are not based on sound science and rationale but a lot of them are based on outdated science, myths and poor understanding. What we are aiming to highlight in this article is that the ‘one size fits all method’ to nutritional guidance does not work for everyone.
We all know that what you put into your body to provide fuel is vital in achieving training and health goals and that in modern life there is pressure on all of us to make the most of every moment, so the idea that people have the time to cook healthy meals several times a day, from scratch is ridiculous. Read our 9 MVP tips to help you effectively meal prep.
Good nutrition will provide the body with the optimal levels of hydration and deliver the right nutrients at the appropriate time to help sustain a high-intensity for as long as your event demands you work hard for. This blog will focus mainly on carbohydrate intake and race day/match day behaviours.