What should I eat? How often should I eat? How should I structure my meals? Should I eat carbohydrates after 7pm? Should I save all my protein for after my workout? Do I have to eat
Avril Lavigne said it best, “Why d’you have to go and make things so complicated?” Being successful at anything in this world requires to key components. Simplicity and consistency. Whatever it is you’re trying to achieve, break it down into it’s most simplest components and then repeatedly do those things. With this model, here’s our thoughts on how to achieve flexible eating success.
Jason and Roz dive headlong into mindset. From mantras to the Reticular Activating System, mindset and positive talk plays a huge role in success on your nutrition journey.
To learn more about the Reticular Activating System, watch Jason discuss
There are many documentaries and reports out there suggesting that going meatless just once a week can bring some amazing benefits to your health and the health of our planet’s resources.
Have you ever failed on a diet? No? Well, I’m not gonna lie but we probably won’t be friends! If you’re not making mistakes in this life then you’re simply not living.
People often underestimate how critical a role nutrition plays in fitness. Proper nutrition can increase or diminish the effect of your training efforts. Strategies such as carbohydrate-loading are widely used by endurance athletes (find out more in the Low-Down on Carb-Loading) but a good athlete knows their nutrition plan doesn’t finish the night before their race. Race day nutrition, usually starting with the pre-race breakfast is just as important, as it helps to replenish your liver glycogen stores that have depleted during the night. Liver glycogen keeps your blood-sugar levels steady during exercise and helps stave off fatigue.
If you take part in endurance related activities like cycling, swimming, cross-country skiing or marathon running, you will probably have heard of the term carb-loading (also known as carbo-loading or supercompensation). The more experienced amongst you likely already have your pre-race meals planned out to a tee and longingly anticipate your carb-loading stage as your grueling training program’s climactic reward.
So you’ve signed up for your first Spartan race, you got yourself a training program and you’ve succeeded in staying on top of it. That’s awesome! But what if I told you your training is just one piece of a larger more complex puzzle to achieving success? What else should you be doing to optimize your performance and make sure all your hard work is not in vain? Check out my 5 top tips for your best spartan performance yet.