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Fuelling properly before a workout can help you train harder and keep going for longer, ensuring you perform to your full potential. But sometimes, scheduling a pre-workout meal isn’t always easy, especially if you work out early in the morning or at the end of a long day. Here’s how to plan your nutrition around...

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If you’re worried about hitting the wall, here are some fool proof tips on what to eat and drink during a marathon to ensure you make it to the finish line. Fuel during the race You won’t have enough glycogen to fuel you 26.2 miles, so you’ll need to refuel en route. Start fuelling after...

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Recovery nutrition is a critical part of any training programme. If you recover better, then you’ll be able to train harder in your next workout. Failure to replenish fluid and fuel after training will result in sore muscles, fatigue and under-performance in your next workout. Exercise depletes your stores of glycogen (carbohydrate) and breaks down...

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If you’re worried about hitting the wall, here are some fool proof tips on what to eat and drink during a marathon to ensure you make it to the finish line. Fuel during the race You won’t have enough glycogen to fuel you 26.2 miles, so you’ll need to refuel en route. Start fuelling after...

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With less than three weeks to go until the Virgin Money London Marathon, now is the time to ease up on your training programme. You’ll need to adjust your food intake to the requirements of your taper and rehearse your race day fuelling plan. If you get your pre-marathon nutrition right, then you’ll greatly reduce...

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why are more and more athletes noticing performance benefits after switching to a plant-based diet?

It could be that eating a diet rich in fruit, vegetables, whole grains, beans, lentils, nuts and seeds is aiding performance and recovery via its positive effects on the gut microbiota – the population of trillions of microbes that inhabit the gut.

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If you’re running a half-marathon, you’ll need a good fuelling and hydration strategy. This means working out what to eat the day before your race as well as planning what to eat and drink during the race itself. You’ll need to trial your nutrition and hydration strategy during training to ensure that you will perform...

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why are more and more athletes noticing performance benefits after switching to a plant-based diet?

It could be that eating a diet rich in fruit, vegetables, whole grains, beans, lentils, nuts and seeds is aiding performance and recovery via its positive effects on the gut microbiota – the population of trillions of microbes that inhabit the gut.

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why are more and more athletes noticing performance benefits after switching to a plant-based diet?

It could be that eating a diet rich in fruit, vegetables, whole grains, beans, lentils, nuts and seeds is aiding performance and recovery via its positive effects on the gut microbiota – the population of trillions of microbes that inhabit the gut.

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