I offer a unique service combining my expertise in nutrition, using the latest sports and exercise nutrition science, with coaching to maximise results.
Nutrition is just as important as your training in achieving your sporting goals.
Optimum sports nutrition means that you get the most out of every session, recover more quickly and achieve your goals faster, whether you are looking for more power, better endurance performance, or simply to get fit.
My aim is to optimise your fuelling for exercise and ensure optimal recovery whilst also addressing underlying nutritional issues that may affect both your performance and long-term health. If necessary I may suggest functional testing to help identify issues including food intolerance, nutrient insufficiency, stress hormone levels and even the effect of your genes on nutrition and exercise.
I know that in the real world every person and their circumstances, environment, food preferences and training schedule are different so my programmes are tailored to your specific needs.
A sports nutritional assessment may include:-
- Complete diet, lifestyle and supplement programme based on your individual goals
- Ergogenic aids.
- Specific diagnostic testing for digestive, hormone or immune imbalances
- Weight management plans
- Injury prevention and inflammation support
- Rehabilitation management using dietary, nutritional and lifestyle strategies.
- Hydration and refuelling management during training and competitions.
- Consideration of banned substances.
With so many misnomers especially around the area of protein and protein powders, it really pays to work with a qualified sports nutritionist – it’s not just about protein powders. There is no magic food or shortcut which is going to provide the body with all of the essential nutrients including vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and antioxidants it needs, so it is important to maintain a balanced diet which incorporates a variety of food groups and nutrients and sometimes nutritional supplements.
Whether you are a professional or amateur athlete, if you wish to optimise your performance level and guarantee continuous improvement, a healthy and well-planned diet could help you to do so.