Eating to Win

Tip of the Day – Monday 21st May

Elite performers in sport know the importance of good nutrition. In fact most top athletes will have a performance nutritionist within their support team. Elite performers in business and the performing arts tend not to consider nutrition in the same way, often eating on the run, snacking on sugar and fat laden treats and relying on caffeine to get them through the day.

Elite performers need great nutrition in order to function optimally, both mentally and physically. So whatever it is you do, if you want to perform at your best take a leaf out of the professional athletes’ book. Eat healthily.

Just changing one thing can make a huge difference if done consistently. Try having some protein, an egg or some yogurt, with your breakfast. Swap your mid-morning muffin for a banana and some nuts. Swap one of your caffeine fixes for a cup of herbal tea. Change one thing that makes you more like an athlete and do it consistently.

About Paul Chamberlain

Paul Chamberlain MSc is a performance nutritionist based in Hertfordshire supporting athletes in a variety of sports and offering weight loss and general nutrition coaching to anyone looking to improve their health and well-being. Paul has lectured extensively on nutrition and is former Technical Director at Solgar Vitamin & Herb, where he gained extensive knowledge of the supplement market. Paul uses a functional approach to promote improved performance and long-term health. http://www.beyond-nutrition.co.uk