by Stephanie Joyner | 3 May 2019 | Sports Nutrition And all of a sudden, just like that, Comrades is over. After months and months of training, preparation and build up it is normal to feel the post-Comrades blues; after all, there is no...read more
There are few people better equipped to give nutritional advice for the Comrades Marathon than Steph Joyner. She is a Dietitian with a special interest in Sports Nutrition and will be running her 9th Comrades this year. Here are some of Steph’s tips on how to manage your nutrition leading up to race day and on the big day itself.read more
Your body will generally use the calories from carbohydrates before it uses the calories from fat. You may be asking yourself whether it is possible to teach your body to use that fat as well, therefore becoming less reliant on carbohydrates. The thing is though, the calories from fat are not as easily available to us as the calories from carbs are without training your body.
Have you ever watched a marathon in progress and wondered to yourself how someone can clock up the mileage needed to do said marathon and still be overweight? For most of us (sadly) that amount of exercise doesn’t give us free licence to eat whatever we want, whenever we want it.
Don’t be intimidated by the term “sports nutrition”. It is not something that only professional athletes need to be concerned about. Whether you are a weekend warrior, a back of the packer or a racing snake, you should be thinking about your nutrition.