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Welcome to the Triathlon Nutrition Academy Podcast! Brought to you by Advanced Sports Dietitian, Taryn Richardson. Listen as I break down the latest science to give you practical, easy to digest strategies to transform yourself into a Supercharged Triathlete! You have so much untapped potential...and I want to help you unlock that with the power of nutrition.

Triathlon Nutrition Academy Taryn Richardson

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 24 Ratings

Welcome to the Triathlon Nutrition Academy Podcast! Brought to you by Advanced Sports Dietitian, Taryn Richardson. Listen as I break down the latest science to give you practical, easy to digest strategies to transform yourself into a Supercharged Triathlete! You have so much untapped potential...and I want to help you unlock that with the power of nutrition.

    New research: Nuts contain up to 26% less calories than we thought they did

    New research: Nuts contain up to 26% less calories than we thought they did

    New research highlights the actual energy (kcal/kJ) absorbed from nuts was significantly less than what’s on the food label.

    The energy content of all food globally is done using the Atwater System - a system founded more than 120 years ago by Wilbur Atwater.

    But this system is flawed - it doesn’t take into consideration what happens inside our gut and how our body metabolises food.

    Nuts and seeds have a tough fibrous exterior. We don’t fully break them down to extract the energy from them or absorb the fat. A portion remains ‘locked’ into their fibrous cell walls and excreted out.

    In a new systematic review (presented at the Dietitians Australia conference but not yet published) from the research team at the University of Wollongong, 21 published studies on the topic were pulled together to summarise what we know so far. 

     

    They discovered that:


    Almonds had 18.5 kilojoules per gram - 26% less than measured by the Atwater system
    Walnuts had 21.8 kilojoules per gram – 22% less than measured by the Atwater system
    Cashews had 20.5 kilojoules per gram - 14% less than measured by the Atwater system
    Pistachios had 22.6 kilojoules per gram - 5% less than measured by the Atwater system

    Which is an important reminder that calorie counting should be used as a tool rather than a strict mandate.

    So don’t be afraid to start including a healthy 30g (1.06 ounce) serving of mixed nuts and seeds on a daily basis!



    LINKS:

    For more on why I don’t think you need to calorie count as a triathlete, listen to Episode 59 HERE 

    Read the 2012 study on almonds HERE

    Website: www.dietitianapproved.com

    Instagram: @Dietitian.Approved  @triathlonnutritionacademy

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    The Triathlon Nutrition Academy is a podcast by Dietitian Approved
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    • 11 min
    Ultra355 Australia Race Report with Triathlon Nutrition Academy Athlete Jody Walker

    Ultra355 Australia Race Report with Triathlon Nutrition Academy Athlete Jody Walker

    Ultra355 is a 3-day endurance event not for the faint-hearted. Over three big days, you swim 5km, ride 300km and run 50km. 

    Day 1 - 5km swim + 100km Bike

    Day 2 - 200km Bike

    Day 3 - 50km run

    Recently Triathlon Nutrition Academy athlete Jody Walker competed and not only finished as the first female overall, but also smashed a bunch of course records in the process.  Woohoo!!

    So naturally,  we asked her to jump on the podcast and share her experiences with you. 


    What made her want to do Ultra355
    What type of training prepares you for a 3-day endurance event
    What nutrition training did she have to do in the lead-up
    What strategies she implemented throughout the 3 days to ensure she could back up and go again despite being tired and fatigued
    Her advice for anyone thinking about doing Ultra355

    To connect with Jody - Find her on Instagram 

     

    LINKS:

    Instagram: @Dietitian.Approved  @triathlonnutritionacademy

    Facebook: https://wwww.facebook.com/DietitianApproved

    Website: www.dietitianapproved.com

    The Triathlon Nutrition Academy is a podcast by Dietitian Approved 

     
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 40 min
    Why you don't need to count calories as a triathlete

    Why you don't need to count calories as a triathlete

    Triathletes love data. But not all data is useful or beneficial to helping us reach our goals. 

    Calorie counting is one of them. It can be overwhelming. And there are limitations to both estimating energy intake and energy expenditure - tune in to hear more on this!

    You don’t need to count calories and track everything you eat to be successful in the sport. Or to reach your ideal body composition. 

    I can help you achieve your goals WITHOUT tracking calories. Does that make you heave a sigh of relief?

    If you want to learn to eat to fuel your body, without having to track everything that you put in your mouth, come and join us inside the Triathlon Nutrition Academy! Doors close TOMORROW at 6pm SHARP AEST Saturday 17th September until 2023!! 

    Last call if you’re ready to feel supercharged! Head to www.dietitianapproved.com/academy



    LINKS:

    Instagram: @Dietitian.Approved  @triathlonnutritionacademy

    Facebook: https://wwww.facebook.com/DietitianApproved

    The Triathlon Nutrition Academy is a podcast by Dietitian Approved 

    Website: www.dietitianapproved.com
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 14 min
    The BIGGEST nutrition mistake triathletes are making (and how to avoid it)

    The BIGGEST nutrition mistake triathletes are making (and how to avoid it)

    Let’s be honest. There are many mistakes triathletes make with their nutrition.

    You need to understand how to recover properly for YOU - most triathletes suck at recovery nutrition (no offence). 

    You ​​also need to fuel properly DURING training. You need a different strategy for different types of sessions, where you are in your race season, what your goals are etc etc etc. I see a lot of triathletes under fuel because they think this will assist with weight loss. A recipe for disaster and still not getting to the ideal body composition you’re chasing. 

    But the BIGGEST mistake triathletes make with their nutrition….is…..

    You’ll have to listen to find out 😜

    Stay to the end for my solution to avoiding this big mistake!

     

    DOORS to the Triathlon Nutrition Academy OPEN TOMORROW!! Woohoo!

    To learn more and join our program, head to www.dietitianapproved.com/academy

    LINKS:

    Register for the Triathlon Nutrition Training Camp13-15th Septemberwww.dietitianapproved.com/camp

    Instagram: @Dietitian.Approved  @triathlonnutritionacademy

    Facebook: https://wwww.facebook.com/DietitianApproved

     

    The Triathlon Nutrition Academy is a podcast by Dietitian Approved 

    Website: www.dietitianapproved.com
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 18 min
    How Triathlon Changed My Life with Sue Swindon

    How Triathlon Changed My Life with Sue Swindon

    I believe in the power of nutrition. It really is the fourth leg!  Putting on my Advanced Sports Dietitian's hat, I love to take the science and translate that into information and practical advice that triathletes can understand and trust - knowing it will help them to unlock their true potential - to train harder, recover faster and perform at their BEST. 

    Within the Triathlon Nutrition Academy, the goal is to not just give triathletes nutrition advice for their next race or their next season - it's to have them understand nutrition and what that looks like for them - the WHY and the HOW - so they have that knowledge to take with them FOREVER!

    As triathlete and Triathlon Nutrition Academy foundation member, Sue Swindon, said so eloquently when I spoke to her recently, "Taryn you provide the "NO BS" approach to nutrition". And it's true - I'm not about quick fixes and diets. What we provide within the Triathlon Nutrition Academy is not just a quick fix, eight week challenge. We cut through the noise and give you that real understanding - something you can take with you forevermore!

    Take a listen to this week's podcast and see if you can relate to Sue's triathlon journey - from frustration, stress and confusion -  to, now, a sense of understanding, empowerment, an excitement about food and nutrition, a joy of eating (for sport and for life) and a very real sense of community.

    LINKS:

    Register for the Triathlon Nutrition Training Camp13-15th Septemberwww.dietitianapproved.com/camp

    To save your seat at the Triathlon Workshop in BrisbaneSaturday September 3rd, 1-4pmwww.dietitianapproved.com/triathlonworkshop

    Learn more about the Triathlon Nutrition Academy Program: www.dietitianapproved.com/academy

    DOORS OPEN SEPTEMBER 10th!

     

    Instagram: @Dietitian.Approved  @triathlonnutritionacademy

    Facebook: https://wwww.facebook.com/DietitianApproved

     

    The Triathlon Nutrition Academy is a podcast by Dietitian Approved 

    Website: www.dietitianapproved.com
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 20 min
    Why focusing on long-term health is so important for performance as a triathlete

    Why focusing on long-term health is so important for performance as a triathlete

    Our body and our health are one of THE MOST important things in life. Yet why don’t we prioritise it?

    When we get stressed, busy and time-poor, nutrition is often the first ball that gets dropped.

    As you know, I’m a big advocate for nutrition. It’s the difference between a good athlete and an excellent athlete. 

    Your body is the number one thing that will get you to the finish line. Yes, you have to train to get there too, but I encourage you to RESPECT your body and your health more. Your body is your temple. When you’re retired, it’s what you’ve got left. Let’s not ruin it now.

    Control the controllables – what you put in your mouth is controllable. Yet as triathletes, we get preoccupied with the latest gadgets and technology.

    This is your kick in the butt to invest in your body + health. It’s the only one you’ve got 

    *rant over *

    LINKS:

    Register for the Triathlon Nutrition Training Camp13-15th Septemberwww.dietitianapproved.com/camp

    To save your seat at the Triathlon Workshop in BrisbaneSaturday September 3rd, 1-4pmwww.dietitianapproved.com/triathlonworkshop

    Learn more about the Triathlon Nutrition Academy Program: www.dietitianapproved.com/academy

    DOORS OPEN SEPTEMBER 10th!

     

    Instagram: @Dietitian.Approved  @triathlonnutritionacademy

    Facebook: https://wwww.facebook.com/DietitianApproved

     

    The Triathlon Nutrition Academy is a podcast by Dietitian Approved 

    Website: www.dietitianapproved.com
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Jaso the Athlete ,

The best triathlon nutrition advice around, for free!!!

The more I learn from Taryn the more I wonder how the hell I’ve finished the races I have, but I also realise how much I can gain in racing from improving my nutrition far more effectively and efficiently than more hours in the pool, wind trainer or treadmill. Forget grazing from the non-peer reviewed and non-evidence based advice floating around just get it all from Taryn and her free podcast or paid Triathlon Nutrition Academy. Unless you’re in my M40-44 category, then scroll on and ask your Facebook mates.

jtuggster ,

Great podcast for any triathlete!

I really enjoy listening to the Triathlon Nutrition Academy podcast. It’s straight to the point, full of useful nutrition advice, and Taryn interviews some great guests who impart a load of other training knowledge.

JFearn ,

Thank you !

So good to finally have some direction with my nutrition for triathlon

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