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Supplement review: Pycnogenol / Modex

Apr 15, 2021
 

Every week I have clients ask me if they should take a particular supplement. It's a new, sparkly product with unmatched results, "clinically proven" and taken by all the pro's.

But often they're looking for the 1% performance gains without the solid foundations first. They take an expensive supplement, yet don't fuel training properly or under recover or eat crap on the weekends ‍

 

Today on Coffee & Questions I talked about a specific supplement that seems to be prolific in the endurance space at the moment. Modex.

I’ve had a number of people ask me about it recently so I thought it would be useful to share with you in case you’ve got a mate raving about the benefits or you already take it.

I’m going to explain what it is, and walk you through the process I go through when looking into a new supplement/product with the critical eye of an Advanced Sports Dietitian. I don't simply google it, read it's website or a blog. 

On the Modex website,...

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Ironman Race Nutrition - The key ingredients to a successful run

Apr 08, 2021
 


Today on Coffee & Questions I talked about race nutrition during the back end of an Ironman, in particular the run.

With Cairns IM only 8 weeks away, now is the perfect time to be perfecting your Ironman race nutrition plan. 

Here are the key points I talked about today:

  1. Success in an IM comes from minimal fatigue from the swim and bike

  2. The types of foods suitable for running - eating on your feet

  3. The importance of practising with on-course nutrition

  4. Train your gut! This includes both nutrition AND hydration

  5. Do Sweat Testing to understand your individual hydration needs

  6. Explore any cramping issues

  7. What Caffeine options are there on the run?

  8. Don't try anything new on race day!

If you're interested in Sweat Testing (and are located in Brisbane), register your details HERE to get notified about our upcoming sessions.

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Fuelling - Should you eat before exercise?

Mar 25, 2021
 

Should you eat before exercise? And if you do what should you eat?

Coffee & Questions is back!!

One of the biggest issues faced by the Dietitian Approved crew is fuelling for their training. Today I give you a few key pointers for fuelling before training. When it's a good idea to do training fasted versus when to fuel before training.

Sorry about the poor image quality - on the to-do list this weekend is to buy a new webcam!

If you need help with meeting your fuelling needs, invest in a Sports Dietitian to develop a customised plan for you!

www.dietitianapproved.com.au/services

If you're looking for a more cost-effective option, check out one of our Online Courses for a great place to start.

See you next week!

Taryn

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Coffee & Questions - 5th June 2020

Jun 05, 2020
 
Today we had some great discussion on pre and post-training nutrition, fuelling long rides, periodisation for rest vs heavy training days and I did a quick little review of the new-ish YoPRO protein bar.
 
If you’re a Triathlete that needs help with these foundations, check out my new Triathlon Nutrition course!
 
I created this video series to cut through all the rubbish that’s out there online and give you evidence-based nutrition advice from a Triathlon Nutrition expert (with over 12 years of experience).
 
It’s perfect for anyone new to triathlon or even a seasoned athlete that’s never had any sports nutrition advice before. Remember we want to build a pyramid from the bottom up, not the other way around!
 
Check it out here 
 
P.S. It’s currently on sale for a ripping $200 off!!
 
 
 
Doors are also OPEN for our Weekly Menu Planning Service for 1 more week only. If you want a Dietitian...
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5 Nutrition Mistakes Triathletes Make

May 29, 2020
 

Coffee & Questions - 29th May 2020

Today I talked about my fave topic - Triathlon Nutrition! 😍
 
We had a great discussion about...

5 Nutrition Mistakes Triathletes Make...
 
Things I commonly see clients suffering with in clinic all the time, unfortunately! 
 
1. Eating the same each day
Unless you train the exact same way each day, you shouldn't eat the same thing each day! Learn how to scale up on big training days and scale back on lighter/rest days.
 
2. Doing a poor job of recovery nutrition
It's so easy to get right but I commonly see many athletes do a poor job of their recovery! Make some tweaks here and benefit from more energy, less tiredness and fatigue, decreased risk of injury and illness and better bang for your buck out of training!
 
3. Under-fuelling hard/long sessions
Again so many triathletes avoid or don't know how to fuel their hard/long sessions appropriately. If you bonk on long rides or can't peel yourself off the couch...
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Eating For Immunity - Coffee & Questions - 22nd May 2020

May 22, 2020
 


Coffee & Questions - 22nd May 2020

Now that the colder months are upon us down under, it’s time to be proactive with our nutrition for the best immune system defence.
 
Today I'm giving you my top 5 tips to Eat for Immunity!
  1. Rest and Recovery is key!
  2. Avoid low Energy Availability
  3. Carbohydrate is protective
  4. Eat the Rainbow
  5. Prevent dehydration

You can read more here
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For more specific advice to stay healthy right now, make sure you check out my Stay Healthy During Isolation Course! It's jam-packed with lots of nutrition gold nuggets!

 
 
Tags: Coffee & Questions, Brisbane dietitian, Brisbane sports dietitian, Dietitian Approved, Dietitian Brisbane, immune function, immunity, nutrition and immunity, Sports Dietitian Australia, Sports Dietitian Brisbane, Eating for Immunity, Immune Support, Stay Healthy During Isolation
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5 Strategies for Managing your 'Return' to Training

May 15, 2020
 

Coffee & Questions - 15th May 2020

 
Now that Coronavirus restrictions are starting to be lifted and group training sessions are kicking off here in QLD, it’s the perfect time to make sure you’ve got your nutrition sorted to maximise training and continue to support your immune system.

Today on Coffee & Questions I run through...

My Top 5 Strategies for Managing your 'Return' to Training

1. Match your Daily Fuelling to your Training Load

It's really important you quickly align your day to day nutrition to your change in training routine to ensure you're eating enough to support your overall energy needs. Just 3 days of not doing a good job of your nutrition is enough to impact your sex hormones and for females, drop a menstrual function for the month.
Appetite is a terrible indicator of your needs so work with a Sports Dietitian if you need help with a day-to-day training meal plan to support you through this phase
 

2. Get enough protein and ensure...

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Coffee & Questions - 8th May 2020

May 08, 2020
 

 

Coffee & Questions - 8th May 2020

Happy Fri-Yay !!

 
Today we went a little deep on Coffee & Questions as I tried to channel my Dr Karl to answer Liam's question on lactic acid and Jo's question on Nitrate .
 
To kick-off, Ben wanted to know if I deliver my cooking! The answer is no... but if anyone is interested in doing some online cooking classes please hola! I ran one during the week for QLD Health's Finance Department and it was a blast! A great way to learn some new skills and get some nutrition education in the current climate.
 
He also asked what My Top 5 Tips for Weight Loss are but I don't think this is the right focus for right now (sorry Benny ).
 
So instead, here are my Top 4 Tips for what you should be focusing on to support your overall health and immune system right now (3:00 minutes into the video) :
 
1. Getting 2 serves of fruit and 5 serves of veggies every day
2. Getting at least 30g of...
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