Training Tip Friday #3

Review your nutrition.

When was the last time you made a truly accurate note of what you eat?  Recording your food intake over a 24 hour period can give you a much better insight into the status of your nutrition.

Use a simple (and free) app like MyFitnessPal to record everything you eat and drink.  Try not to make changes because of what you are recording (be honest to yourself).  This will give you a much better insight into the calories you consume, and give you a clearer picture of whether you can make beneficial changes to your diet.

This does not need to be done daily, but ideally once or twice per month.

To get a better overall picture (over time) analyse a REST day, a RACE day and a normal TRAINING day.   You can also compare any differences in weekdays to weekends.

Do you need to change macro nutrient intake (the balance between carbohydrate, fat and protein)?  Are you getting adequate variety and micro-nutrients (vitamins and minerals)?  What about your sugar and fat intakes, could these be adjusted to improve health?

 

Try to be honest when you are recording your intakes!

 

As with all training metrics, analysis will give you a much clearer understanding of where improvements can be made.

Hope this helps, but if you have questions, or want further support, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Good luck, and happy counting

 

Garry