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Weighing in: Nutrition, body image, and finding balance as a female athlete

We all know that in endurance sports, weight matters. As a cyclist, I obsess over every aspect of my equipment, from the weight of a tiny...

Supplements for cyclists: What to take, what not to take

As endurance athletes we tend to be very aware of what we put into our bodies. To keep up with the taxing rides, workouts and competition...

Sober January, Dry February: are you giving up booze?

The indulgent holidays are behind us and for many, the new road season is looming. Whether you're trying to make race weight, detox after...

Boels-Dolmans' recipe for success

The Boels-Dolmans team seems untouchable this season. They have won every event in the UCI Women's WorldTour (WWT), and the series' leade...

The HoliDaze: let's talk about holiday weight management

It’s that time of year again, the time where I have many athletes contact me and ask if they should try x.y.z diet trend to try to minimi...

Bone density and the female cyclist: Mum was right about drinking your milk

Bone health is not an issue often discussed over post ride coffees. But you may have heard some whispers through the peloton about bone m...

Why you should think twice before trying a low-carb high-fat diet

As cyclists, we all know how important nutrition and diet are in ensuring we're appropriately fuelled for our rides. And it's no surprise...

High-fat, low-carb diets: how to try one for yourself

In the first part of this two-part series, Joe McQuillan and Alan McCubbin introduced us to high-fat, low-carbohydrate (HFLC) diets and c...

High-fat, low-carb diets: good for you and your cycling?

For decades the use of carbohydrate in a cyclist’s diet has been a given. We know from research findings that carbohydrate is necessary f...