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NUTRITION IS AS IMPORTANT AS TRAINING

31 August 2017

So your training plan is precisely set out: you know when to do your speed work and how many kilometers to log each weekend building up to your goal race. You’ve entered your event and your plan is bulletproof. Or is it?
 
Many runners focus so strongly on the physical preparation for a race that they often forget that preparing nutritionally is just as important. Experts across the spect


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WHEN RUNNING CAUSES NAUSEA

by Chanelle Retief (Registered Dietician) - 24 August 2017

You’re happily running along when suddenly it strikes: a feeling of nauseau that makes you want to throw up there and then. Nausea is a problem that many endurance runners have to deal with, especially ultra-runners. It can occur before, during or after a running event. There are many different causes of nausea while running. Some of these causes are easy to correct, but unfortunately some are variables tha

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NUTRITIONAL TIP OF THE WEEK

18 August 2017

Add beetroot, rocket and seeds to your diet. They will help prevent muscle fatigue, as they are all rich in nitrates and B-Vitamins, both integral in building fatigue resistance. 
(Andrea du Plessis, Vital Health Foods nutritional expert).



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YOU'RE EATING MORE THAN WHAT YOU THINK

by Chanelle Retief (Registered Dietician) - 18 August 2017

Can’t understand why you’re not losing that last stubborn 5kg of weight? Here’s why.

Research has has found that individuals under report their daily intake by an average of 47% and over-report physical activity by 51%. Thus, the gap between perceived compliance and actual compliance is a major challenge when trying to reach specific goals such as improving your body composition.<


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NUTRITIONAL TIP OF THE WEEK

06 August 2017

It’s great if you can plan or even prepare all your meals a week in advance. But let’s face it, most of us can’t. Family commitments, lazing around on a weekend or a good TV-program are all way more attractive on a Sunday afternoon than cooking and freezing food in Tupperware.
 
So why not rather focus on one day at a time? Plan what you will eat the following day, from breakf


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HOW NUTRITION CAN KEEP YOU AHEAD OF THE PACK

06 August 2017

When preparing for a marathon, your nutrition plan is as important as your training programme. An optimal nutrition plan will address energy requirements, replenishment needs and muscle recovery.
 
Vital Health Foods, the nutrition sponsor for the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, plays an indispensable role in helping runners with sound nutritional advice. Andrea du Plessis, nutrition expert for Vita


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POST RUN MEALS

by Chanelle Retief (Registered Dietician) - 06 August 2017

What you eat after a workout is one of the most important meals of the day. It can help with recovery, fuel your body and set you up for your next training session. Here’s how to make the right choices post workout.

The energy that we eat on a daily basis comes from the three macronutrients, namely carbohydrates, protein and fat. There are many recommendations as to how much of these macronut


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HOW TO MAKE THE 'BEST' OF ANTIBIOTICS

by Chanelle Retief (Registered Dietician) - 06 August 2017

No matter how we try and fight it, sometimes taking antibiotics is the only way to get better. Here’s how to make the ‘best’ of it.
 
As runners we try our best to not get sick, especially before a major event. We take all our vitamins, drink enough water, walk away when someone sneezes, and sometimes we even avoid being around too many people! But life happens and sometimes a


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RECIPE OF THE WEEK

06 August 2017

Delicious Banana Bread

There’s nothing like a slice of warm, toasted banana bread after a run. It’s quick and easy, and great to refuel with.

Ingredients
1 Cup of mashed ripe bananas (2 large bananas)
1 Tsp. baking soda
1/2 Cup low-fat plain yoghurt
1/3 Cup canola or vegetable oil
1 large egg or 2 large egg whites
3/4 Cup brown su


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