Sports Nutrition Advice
A poor diet can lead to a lack of energy during exercise, premature fatigue, loss of concentration and delayed recovery. Nutrition plays a fundamental role in supporting and enhancing performance during training and competition in any sport. Sensible eating and food choices will ensure that you have enough energy to fuel your body during training and aid recovery. The quantity and type of food required will depend on your particular training programme and sports nutrition needs.
What To Expect
Treatment for sports nutrition is designed to help you get the most out of your training. Our dietitians will recommend suitable pre, during, and post-exercise fluids and snacks to maximise training. They can evaluate nutritional supplements, including herbal supplements, for legality, safety, quality, and efficacy and can advice you on food selection and preparation. They will provide you with a personalised meal and snack plan to achieve short and long-term goals for performance and health.
Your first consultation with the dietitian will involve an analysis of your dietary intake, lifestyle habits, body measurements and sports regime. Our dietitians will examine your food and supplement choices and assess the nutritional adequacy of your diet. Timings of meals and snacks will also be recorded. They will then make recommendations and modifications to your eating habits to ensure your meals are nutritious, completely balanced and match your particular training needs.
The dietitians at Spectrum Nutrition can assess and analyse your dietary practices and energy balance in the context of performance and health.
They will counsel you on optimal nutrition for exercise training, competition, recovery from exercise, weight management, hydration, travel, and supplementation. They can also address nutritional challenges to performance, such as food allergies, bone mineral disturbances, gastrointestinal disturbances, iron depletion, and iron-deficiency anaemia.