Post Pregnancy

1)Nutrition: Post pregnancy focus on building your meals around a source of wholegrain carbohydrates, protein and healthy fats, I know some days you can barely get a moment to make a cup of tea let alone a healthy balanced plate but when you can try to nourish...

Marathon Nutrition 2

Nutrient timing: When it comes to eating for health or weight loss, meal and nutrient timing is largely irrelevant. However, when you are training for an event such as a marathon it becomes more important. I’m going to use the lead up to marathon day as a practical...

Marathon Nutrition

Food Quantity and Quality I love marathons. It's a goal I have huge respect for. I get asked a lot about eating for a marathon and recently sat down with a nutritional scientist to put together a few basics on eating to prepare for the goal of a marathon. Are you...

Stress Busting Strategies

Whether you are prepping for an exam or a big work deadline/project the basics of being healthy and happy to nail your goals are the same. There’s no denying it life can be stressful. I've had to develop loads of stress busting strategies to deal with performing as a...

Healthy Lunchbox

The key to a healthy lunchbox is about maximizing your nutrition through balance and variety. Here's a simple guide: Protein: I aim to have 1/4 of my lunch as protein. It supports our immune system and keeps our skin, hair and nails in tip top condition. Aim to...

Workout Nutrition

Are you wondering about fueling yourself for fitness? Do you worry about eating too much or too little or the wrong foods? Here are my tips: Pre workout: Aim to have a carbohydrate-based meal 1-2 hours before, choosing easy-to-digest, lower GI carbohydrates where...

Reach Your Goals

I often get asked about how I stay motivated to reach my goals. No matter what I do (training for the Olympics, writing a bestselling cookbook or launching a website) Here are my top 5 tips for reaching your goals: 1) Sustained Work Ethic You need the ability to do...

Fitness & Performance

5 Tips for Fitness & Performance Chat to your GP if you have on-going issues, don't rely on doctor google! Consider your sleep quality. Letting your body recover is key. Refuel after fitness. Get real food in as fast as you can after you train, try not to depend...

Love Your Freezer

Here are my top tips: Use your freezer space wisely. It can be a fantastic source of healthy midweek dinners that you have prepped previously. Remove excess packaging and only use it for foods you defrost and eat regularly. Store your meals in labelled freezer safe...

Food & Performance

5 Tips for Food & Performance: 1) What are your requirements? Basic healthy eating principles apply to everyone — from a busy mum, to someone who does triathlons in their spare time, to an athlete preparing for a big race. You need to ask yourself ‘what are my...

Improve Your Health

If you have 30 seconds Grab a handful of nuts they are packed with protein, fiber and essential fats. I keep nuts in my bags and spend half my life finding packets of them and chomping on them. If you have 1 minute I know this may not sound very nice but have a look...

Measuring Health

Is the scales the only way to measure health? Rather than depending on the scales to rate your health why not consider a more rounded approach and see if that has better long term results. Here are my top 3 ways to track my progress that do not involve stepping on the...

Conquer Your Morning

Do you want to start your day the right way? Well then consider these tips. Balanced breakfast ideas: Wholegrain carbs e.g. porridge oats. Protein e.g. milk, yoghurt or eggs. Colour e.g. berries to oats or spinach to eggs Healthy fats e.g. nuts to oats or avocado to...

Ditch the Diet

Four ways to stay focused on your own health goals: Fad diets don’t work, not long term anyway. The weight you lose is likely to be water weight, and probably some muscle mass too with little effect on body fat. And as soon as you stop or slip up, you’ll put all the...