Blood Sugar Control

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Ronan McLaughlin’s Nutritional Blog (Interim)

Written by Kinetica fuelled, An Post CRC cyclist Ronan McLaughlin. After looking into pre-race nutrition in my last piece, I will be writing about how I fuel myself during a stage today. The energy I took on with my breakfast would be enough to fuel me at race pace for between one and two hours, but because we need to race for up to five or six hours at a time in some of the longer races it’s important to keep right on top of fuelling from the start. I... Read More

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Ronan McLaughlin’s Nutritional Blog (Pre-Race)

Written by Kinetica fuelled, An Post CRC cyclist Ronan McLaughlin.   The An Post Ras has rolled around for another year and another cracking eight days of racing is on the cards. I am highly motivated for the Ras this year after going close to getting a stage win last year and also as part of the An Post Chain Reaction Cycles Sean Kelly Team this is our home race and one of the few opportunities we get to race on Irish soil throughout the season. Throughout the week I... Read More

Part 2 Blood Sugar Control – so what do I eat then?

Carbohydrate considerations The information in these articles is designed for educational purposes only and is not intended to serve as medical advice. The information provided on this site should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease. It is not a substitute for professional care. If you have or suspect you may have a health problem, you should consult your health care provider. Good and bad foods As we are going on to discuss choices of food there often become a hierarchy of foods normally we... Read More

Blood Sugar Control

In the first of a series of articles nutritionist Matt Lovell will be taking you through the process of becoming diet and supplement aware. This first article explores the relationship between carbohydrate and insulin. It’s fairly detailed reading but the messages are really important to athletes, so concentrate! BLOOD ENERGY Never before have there been as many low fat or fat free products available and yet Western society is more obese than ever. Much of this has to do with people not understanding the link between carbohydrate and insulin, and... Read More