Marathon training and nutrition 1

Marathon training and nutrition

Marathon training and nutrition Wondering what to eat before, during and after your run or confused about carb-loading and hydration strategies? Our experts have the answers to all your questions in our marathon hub… Paula Radcliffe: How to run your best marathon Fancy taking on the fastest woman in marathon history? Paula Radcliffe shares her

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Eat like an athlete – Keri-Anne Payne

Eat like an athlete – Keri-Anne Payne Marathon open water swimming star, Keri-Anne Payne knows how important it is to eat a balanced diet. Here she shares her tips for training, a passion for cooking and a love of American pancakes… What is your typical daily diet when training for a big event? Breakfast:Pre-training I

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What to eat during cycling

What to eat during cycling If your rides are over an hour in length you should consider proper hydration and refuelling strategies during your ride. Elite sports nutritionist James Collins explains how you can top up energy and eat right on the bike… Road cycling has witnessed huge growth in recent years, following the success

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Family puddings without the fat

Family puddings without the fat Wish you could halve the fat of your favourite puddings? Want to eat well while still enjoying traditional treats? Well, thanks to Angela Nilsen and her ultimate makeovers, you can. Try these virtuous versions of all your favourite treats. Healthier treacle sponge Classic: For many, just the smell of this

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Healthy eating: What schoolchildren need 4

Healthy eating: What schoolchildren need

Healthy eating: What schoolchildren need Find out how to give children aged 5-13 the best nutrition with our expert guide – from the importance of breakfast to healthy snacks, we have it all covered.  Once your child is at school, they begin to have more opportunities to make their own decisions about what to eat. There

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10 top tips for using a slow cooker 5

10 top tips for using a slow cooker

10 top tips for using a slow cooker Economical and easy, are slow cookers really all they're cracked up to be? Yes!, says food writer Caroline Hire. Here's how to make the most of one… Slow cookers are cheap to buy, economical to use and they're great for making the most of budget ingredients. They offer

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Allergies in children

Allergies in children Do you suspect or know your child is suffering from a food allergy? Read our expert advice from nutritionist Jo Lewin and Allergy UK. Allergies are different from intolerances. An allergy is an overactive immune response to things that don’t trouble most people. An allergy elicits an acute, almost immediate reaction; the worst

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Vegetarian Diet: How to Get the Nutrients You Need 7

Vegetarian Diet: How to Get the Nutrients You Need

A vegetarian diet excludes or limits animal flesh and products. Becoming a vegetarian is a big choice. For most people, it means changing a lifetime of eating behaviors. You might switch to a vegetarian diet for health reasons or personal beliefs. Some people care about the ethics of using and harming animals. Other concerns include

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Do French children eat everything? 8

Do French children eat everything?

Do French children eat everything? Do French kids really eat everything? We speak to author Karen Le Billon about adapting to the French way of feeding children… Karen Le Billon moved with her young family from Vancouver to France in 2008, what came next was a transformation in how her children ate and behaved around

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Why isn't my low-fat diet working? 9

Why isn't my low-fat diet working?

Why isn't my low-fat diet working? Kerry Torrens explains why some low-fat diets are high in sugar, and how the white stuff may be scuppering your weight-loss goals… Although we think of sugar as the stuff in our sugar bowl, that's not the full picture. Many foods, such as white bread, pasta and rice, are

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