Friday, January 21, 2022

Festivities and fitness: How to still eat for hockey success

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Dan Richardson
Dan Richardson is a sports performance nutrition expert. He currently runs his own company, DRN Nutrition, providing professional athletes, clubs, and schools with nutrition support.

This month, our nutrition expert is here to guide you through the festive period, showing how to eat for hockey success whilst enjoying the festivities 

First up… The ‘80/20 Rule’ 

The ‘80/20 Rule’, what even is it and why should you implement it during the holidays?  

Well, even as athletes you are allowed to indulged in the ‘not-so-good-for-you’ foods every now and then. The best way to keep this controlled and avoid a festive ‘binge’, is to follow an 80/20 rule each day. This means, across the day 80% of the time you eat and drink to improve your hockey performance and recovery. Then the remaining 20% of the day you can eat those festive treats that wouldn’t usually fit within your nutrition plan.  

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