Sport Nutrition, Supplements & Diet
Good eating and drinking practices along with talent, training, conditioning, motivation, dedication, adequate sleep and recovery are essential for optimal sports performance. Without these basic elements, no amount of sports supplements will turn you into a champion. However, more athletes are becoming distracted by the mind-boggling range of sports nutrition products out there in the hope of maximising their sports performance. This is understandable when you consider how athletes are bombarded by marketing hype from the sports supplement industry, much of it not based on sound scientific research. At Kevin Kelly’s Pharmacy we provide consultation on the correct nutrition and supplement intake, tailored for our specific needs.
Call into us for a free consultation on your nutrition, supplements and diet that will maximise your athletic and sporting performance.
Do Sports Nutrition Supplements Work?
There is sound evidence in the scientific literature to show that some nutritional supplements can indeed assist athletes to achieve peak performance in certain circumstances and under the direction of a suitably qualified professional. There are many, many more nutritional supplements than there are meaningful sources of evidence to back them up. That is why we like to offer one-to-one consultation, in order to assess your sporting activity, diet and nutritional habits.
What to expect during your assessment
Your consultation guides you through the correct nutrition and supplements you should take with regards to the type of sport and fitness you engage in. Every sport and every person differs, and as such we take this into account when assessing your nutrition and supplement needs.
During your consultation, we advise on:
– Your diet
– Pre workout & preparation.
– During matches, workout & sport engagement
– Post match & workout recovery
Based on your assessment, we explain how and why certain supplements and nutrition will help achieve your maximum potential.
Book a Consultation
At Kevin Kelly’s Pharmacy we provide customised diet plans and sheets for our customers. Diet plans are especially useful if you’re just starting out and don’t really know what you should be eating, or how much. We go through a step-by-step process, to give you an overview of the steps you’ll take in creating your specific diet plan.
Sample Diet Plan Sheet
What should a sportsperson eat?
Both athletes and non-athletes need the same nutrients . . . carbohydrate, protein, fat, vitamins, minerals and water, but they need to consume them in different quantities and proportions. Carbohydrate, protein and fat (along with alcohol) provide energy. Vitamins and minerals do not provide energy, but are needed in very small amounts to enable the body to perform efficiently and effectively. It is essential that the food you eat provides sufficient energy to fuel your sport. However, it is important that you obtain this energy from the right foods, to ensure you meet your requirements for vitamins and minerals, without gaining excess body fat. This booklet will advise you how to get the balance right.
Fuels for excercise
Carbohydrate and fat are the 2 main fuels for exercising muscles. Even the leanest athletes have ample stores of fat, however, carbohydrate stores are limited.