One of the most common questions I get as a Sports Dietitian is, “What food should I avoid if I want to get lean and lose body fat?”. There is no shortage of lists out there telling you what you can and can’t eat as an athlete. It’s safe to say the weight loss space is more confusing than reassuring.
So what is the truth? What do you need to know?
In today’s blog post I’m going to answer the question: “Do you have to avoid certain foods to be able to lose weight effectively?”.
Intermittent Fasting is a big player in the nutrition space - with many athletes wondering if it’s the next best thing to achieve results. Just like most dietary approaches, there are various types or versions of Intermittent Fasting - so which type is best for athletes?
In this blog post, we explore the two main types of fasting - 16/8 and the 5:2 diet. You’ll learn about what each involves and I’ll share some insights to help answer which one is better. Read on to learn if Intermittent Fasting should be on your next agenda and game plan.
One of the biggest obstacles athletes experience is not fuelling themselves correctly. Inadequate calorie intake can quickly get out of control and lead to you not achieving your peak potential - therefore you need to avoid falling into this pitfall of dieting.
In this blog post, you will learn about the 5 most common signs of not eating enough calories as an athlete. Knowing how to identify the signs and avoiding these yourself, will help improve your nutrition game in 2021 and beyond.
The truth is that 2020 was one strange year and it no doubt influenced out lives and lifestyles in various ways. One of those ways was leading to nutrition and fitness obstacles that made it harder for athletes to not only compete, but also achieve progress and their goals.
Want to learn about the reasons many diets failed in 2020 so that you can avoid it in 2021? In today's post I share the 3 most common factors that you NEED to know.
5 NUTRITION Mistakes BASKETBALLERS NEED TO STOP DOING TO IMPROVE PERFORMANCE - Sports Dietitians PERSPECTIVE
Basketball performance and nutrition go together like spaghetti and meatballs. Without the correct nutrition programming, a hooper is not going to achieve their peak potential. However, many basketball players make mistakes with their nutrition that limits them even if they are doing the right things at the same time.
In today's article, you will learn about what NOT to do so that you can focus on what TO DO in the best way possible. May this be your sports nutrition "no no" list going forward!
When it comes to achieving results through nutrition and fitness change, it is not always the things you need to ADD to your life that will help you with achieving a goal. Sometimes it’s the things holding us back that we need to eliminate, that will help us achieve our goal.
For some, this is the fear of trying.
For others, it’s the negative self-talk and sabotage.
For me it was perfectionism.
For you? Well, I can’t answer that for you. But what I can do is give you direction and that is why today’s blog post will explain to you 10 things you NEED to eliminate to achieve better results and longer-lasting success with nutrition.
Quite frankly, if your goals are important to you then this list should be important to you too (and I’m not just saying that because I wrote it - that’s only 20.5738% of the reason).
If you have ever tried to lose weight, you would know about the annoying feeling that runs through you when you see the scale jump around like a Kangaroo across the Australian bush.
Sometimes it may even feel like you take one step forward only for the scale number to bring you two steps back. Rinse and repeat. This is only made worse when you find yourself plateauing too.
Well let me assure you that the weight fluctuating is perfectly normal and a part of the process - which is easier said then embraced, I know. However, if you are to truly succeed in your weight loss journey you will need to embrace the good with the bad and be one patient son of a gun.
That brings me to the purpose of this blog post you are reading right now as I type the word “WELCOME”. This post is about the ‘why’ behind the reality you may be experiencing with the scale weight fluctuating like a flux capacitor (greats scott!).
I am going to answer for you - Why does your weight fluctuate? (for reasons other than body fat change).
That way you can move past the frustration. Embrace the reality of it all. And start putting in energy where it matters so you can start getting better results while stressing less.
Are you finding yourself constantly "eating healthy" but you can't seem to lose more body fat and achieve the physique you desire?
You may be experiencing what I call - The Weekend Paradigm. This concept may very well explain why you seem to be constantly "dieting to no avail, and in today's blog I explain it to you and how to overcome it.
Are you stuck at home more during COVID-19 and finding yourself battling increased cravings related to stress or boredom?
Or finding it harder to manage your previous emotional eating now that you are home more and the fridge a few steps away?
Then this mini-guide will help you - you'll learn the 3 Step Nutrition Strategy to conquering ISO cravings more effectively (and it's Sports Dietitian approved)!
Ever wonder why the calories and macros don't match up on My Fitness Pal when counting calories & tracking macros?
Or are you just not feeling confident with the accuracy of your nutrition tracking & want to improve your strategy?
This is your guide to understanding tracking discrepancies, errors, and improving your accuracy to ensure you get better results with less guesswork and less stress.
Hi there! My name's Aleksa Gagic - i'm a Brisbane Dietitian & Nutritionist. The aim of this blog is to provide value and spread quality evidence-based nutrition information to counter the BS floating around.