Articles by Sports Dietitians Australia

Leaders in Sports Nutrition Practice sharing "our two cents" on all things sports nutrition

How Intermittent Fasting Affects Your Performance

Intermittent fasting diets have grown in popularity over recent years; touted to promote weight loss, superior fat ‘burning’, increase insulin sensitivity, reduce inflammation, increase growth hormone secretion and a myriad of other claims of metabolic and performance benefits. However, many of these claims are anecdotal at best and most lack scientific support. To add further…

How To Not Be Fooled By Latest Fad Diets

The start of a new year is always filled with tough decisions and resolutions: what are my race goals? What is my training plan? Eat healthier? Lose weight? Unsurprisingly, it’s also when we are inundated with diet books, weight loss programs, and magazines touting the latest Hollywood diets. Not to mention that Google searches on…


Food or Supplements: Which is Best?

By Sally Garrard, AdvSD.   We all know the cheeseburger-and-fries competitor, the one who, despite using a drive-through after training as their version of quick recovery nutrition, continues to run PBs and win events. This same person is likely to take vitamins and other supplements because they know their nutrition is below average. Those who prioritise…

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