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Nutrition during the IRONMAN

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Did you know that triathletes expend about 10,000 calories during an Ironman? Although it is impossible to balance the energy needs during the event, consumption of food, drinks and sports nutrition products is essential to maintain energy levels and delay perception of fatigue...for eight to 17 hours of hard work! Romain Guillaume, 2012 Tremblant Ironman champion, has graciously agreed to share some

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What to eat or drink before running?

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Running is an impact sport and all of this movement can cause your stomach to be a bit temperamental! Not eating before running can affect your energy levels just as eating or drinking immediately before your run can give you a “stitch” in your side. It’s best to eat and drink shortly before leaving… but not too much so! Generally, we recommend a delay of at least three hours

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Nutrition and the triathlon

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Are you planning to do a triathlon? You are probably aware that nutrition is a key factor for your progression in training and to optimize your performance on the day of the event. Here are some aspects to consider. • Carbohydrate loading: 2-3 days before the race, increase the proportion of food rich in carbohydrates (source of energy used by the muscles during exercise). 2 to 3 hours before

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What to eat or drink while road cycling

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“Detox” food

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For spring, do a makeover by focusing on food with "detox" properties that facilitate digestion and elimination of toxins! Add more of the following • Fluids – Hydration is essential for proper blood circulation and metabolism. Drink at least two litres of fluid per day such as water, tea or herbal tea. • Go green! – Some green and bitter vegetables (endives, artichokes,

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March: Nutrition Month

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With spring come changes, and every year, in March, dieticians of Canada gather together to offer you some great tips, resources and activities to improve your eating habits. At the grocery store, are you having a hard time finding the healthiest choice from a wide selection of products? Or do you feel hungry in the afternoon and wonder what are the best snack options? Or do you want to eat more vegetables

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Maximizing the results

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Much of the progress achieved in a physical training program is in a large part due to recovery periods between each session. So you should not underestimate the importance of active cool down, sleep…and nutrition! A key aspect to consider is the nutritional snack (or meal) that must be taken within 30 minutes after the end of the effort and which must contain protein (5-20 grams) and carbohydrates

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