A Word on Nutrition
Eating and drinking is driven by our knowledge and behaviour and affects our health, well-being and performance. In theory it should be easy, but in reality it just isn’t that simple! 'A Word on Nutrition' are the nutritional partners to Brighton Marathon Weekend, offering expert advice and support to all participants. We also take part in online Q&As on the Brighton Marathon facebook page, where you can ask us questions about your training and dietary needs. In the meantime, here's a few things to think about:
At ‘A Word on Nutrition’, we understand the dietary challenges you face and it’s our goal to support your needs towards the Brighton Marathon. Whether beginner or elite, we aim to make the science simple, the advice practical and knowledge bespoke to you.
So where do you start…? Well, begin by forgetting about the pressures of “performance”, and think first about health and well-being. Once we get these basics right, the ability to build a simple strategy for the big day becomes much easier.
Here are our top tips:
- Have a simple routine! Eat regularly throughout the day, with a platform of three main meals and two snacks.
- Eat a variety of foods, with fresh fruit and vegetables featuring regularly. It sounds simple but it is easy to become lazy.
- Plan your week – based on your training, family or work commitments, think about what food you might need in the house.
- Think before, during and after! Focusing your food intake around training helps you to push harder and recover quicker.
- Monitor how you feel! If you feel good then that is a good sign. If you are tired and lethargic then nutrition might be an area to seek advice.
A range of other nutrition and training articles written by Nick Morgan for Brighton Marathon participants to help support training, can be found here
We are a team of experienced practitioners, with a background in elite sport, mass participation events and health-based nutrition. We’ll be with you every step of the way. So join us on our journey at:
Website link: www.awordonnutrition.com