It should come as no surprise that all athletes who train regularly need more carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins and minerals than couch potatoes. Not only do athletes, even occasional or accidental ones, need more calories to support their training, they also need a more of those calories to come from protein to rebuild their muscles after training. The problem is, it can be difficult to get the right combinations of nutrients at the right times from regular meals alone. And that’s before you add in the complications of eating on the go and giving in to pizza cravings!
That’s where we come in. Sports nutrition can bridge the gap between your normal diet and what you need to eat to support your training and perform at your best. On the following pages you will find useful information on how all the science works and how the right nutrition can make a big difference in your training. But keep in mind all of our products are designed to meet specific training needs and are meant to be taken in conjunction with a healthy diet, not as a replacement for a really bad one!
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Feeling overwhelmed with all the nutrition information out there? This presentation is a great place to start if you are new to sports nutrition or just looking to clear up the basic questions of what and how you should be eating to support your training. Nutrition Basics
When most of us talk about weight loss, what we really mean is fat loss – we want to reduce the percentage of our body that is made up of fat. Generally speaking, if you eat fewer calories (a measure of the energy content of food) than you use, your body will have to make up the difference by burning your fat stores for fuel. However, that’s not whole story and there are a number of simple things you can do to encourage fat loss every day.
Get Ready For Race Day!
What you eat before, during, and after a race can have a huge impact on your performance, whether you’re a runner taking on your first 5Km or an experienced cyclist tackling 100 miles. This handy guide will help you prepare for your race, including explaining the basics of carbohydrate loading, and choosing which products to use during the race to help you finish fast! Click here to read more.
Give yourself the best chance of success in your next endurance event by making sure your carbohydrate stores are fully topped up before the race! Find out how here.
The 6 Benefits of Sports Drinks
Most athletes know that sports drinks hydrate better than water and provide energy. But did you know there are no fewer than 6 proven benefits of using a sports drink during exercise? If this is news to you, read more here.
In order to do any king of exercise you need energy, which we get from food and drink. For an athlete, food is fuel. And you’re not going to get very far if you run out of gas. Find out how to keep the energy flowing, even during long or intense efforts, by clicking here to read more.
Did you know that it is only during rest after exercise that you get fitter? Did you know there is a 30 minute window right after exercise where almost everything you eat or drink goes straight to repairing your muscles? This means recovery is the most important phase in which to get the nutrition right, so sort out your recovery by clicking here to read more.
Product Allergens List
Sponser Sport Food is very allergy aware and we make an effort to offer products in each category which are common allergen free. For a list of which products are safe for those with common allergies or intolerances, click here.