Posts Tagged ‘performance nutrition’

Food for Fitness

October 1, 2014 at 8:56
Posted by Rachael Woolston

Serious about your sport whether it’s running, triathlon, biking or even skiing? Then knowing what to eat and when is vital

Did you know that sometimes eating too many carbohydrates on a race can make your crash, rather than give you energy?

This and more will be revealed in a nutritional masterclass with best selling author, Anita Bean whose best-seller, Food for Fitness explains what top sports people eat and how you can use the same strategies to take your training to the next level.

Whether you are a competitive athlete or you just enjoy working out for fitness, join Anita at a nutritional masterclass on Thursday October 16th where you will find out what is the best way to feed your body, and get the opportunity to ask her your own questions.

Anita Bean BSc R Nutr is the author of Food For Fitness and The Complete Guide to SportsNutrition. and is a registered Sports & Exercise nutritionist www.anitabean.co.uk.

Ticket details

Date: Thursday 16th October
Time: Drinks at 6pm and talk from 6.30pm until 7.45pm
Place: Bloomsbury Publishing, 50 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3DP
Cost: £10 / £6 for students, including wine (or smoothies)

Tickets are available to buy online at www.bloomsburyinstitute.com or on the door.

 



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#breakfast selfies – protein power

August 5, 2014 at 3:28
Posted by Rachael Woolston

We asked our readers to post their best breakfast pictures to our Facebook and Twitter streams, to be in with a chance to win a goodie bag worth £60. But who has won?

 

 

 

To be honest, we’ve had so many fantastic entries that it is almost impossible to decide which is the best. But we’ve whittled it down to our top three which are….

Breakfast egg loaf – a great, easy to do breakfast which looks impressive and can also be cut up into slices for lunch. Packed with protein in the form of eggs and the meat this is adaptable as you can add whatever you like to the egg mix

Egg baked in green pepper – it looks fantastic and is full of colour, which makes you more likely to want to eat it. And it is great if you are trying to lose weight because it is a fantastic protein source.

Poached egg on quinoa cake – this would make a fantastic evening meal too. A bit more involved than the other two, involving the making of a quinoa cake but you could make a batch of this in advance. A brilliant way of ensuring a good slow release energy source with egg without recourse to bread.

So, which of these three gets YOUR vote?

 



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#fitbitcheats: healthy Ice Cream

July 31, 2014 at 11:04
Posted by Rachael Woolston

As the weather continues to heat up, why not enjoy some delicious Fitbitch gelato that won’t ruin your healthy eating habits?

 

We’ve been experimenting with a few recipes at Fitbitch HQ this summer – and I’m confident that we will be experimenting with a few more!

 Some of these have been made with SunWarrior Chocolate powder, a vegan protein powder that is clean of the kind of additives which are often hidden in other protein supplements.

Don’t worry, protein powder will not suddenly make you sprout muscles. It simply helps you to repair and rebuild muscles that have been worked through exercise in order to create tone. Or if you haven’t exercised, it has the benefit of making you feel fuller for longer.

Of course, there are lots of delicious fruit and coconut based recipes that you can you devise for ice lollies and ice ‘creams’ too. So make sure you check back or subscribe to the blog if you want to get these straight to your inbox when we post.

 

Chocolate & Raspberry Ice Cream

One scoop of protein powder

200-250ml Rude Health almond milk

Handful of frozen raspberries, more if you wish

Dash of water if needed

Whizz in a food processor until fully combined and then pour into an ice cream or individual blancmange mould. Freeze overnight and serve.

 

Blueberry, apple & ginger

OK, so it’s not an ice cream but it’s like drinking a delicious cocktail in ice form!

Handful of frozen blueberries

Juice of one apple and inch stub of ginger

Combine in a food processor, pour into a mould and freeze.

 

To help ease any of these out of their moulds, leave at room temperature for ten minutes. Or you can dip quickly into a cup of boiling water.

 



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Chocolate, raspberry & chilli ice cream

July 22, 2014 at 6:23
Posted by Rachael Woolston

When is an ice cream both delicious and good for your body shape? When it’s a specially devised Fitbitch protein ice cream….

 

Ingredients

1 scoop of SunWarrior chocolate protein powder

200ml of Rude Health Almond milk or equivalent

Handful of frozen raspberries

Sprinkle of chilli

1/2 tsp of hot chilli powder or to taste

Method

Whizz up all the ingredients in a food processor, adding water if it is too thick. Taste and adjust according to taste. Pour into a jelly or ice cream mould and freeze overnight.

When ready to serve, leave at air temperature for five minutes until it loosens enough to pop out. Eat and feel virtuous!

 



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