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How a Varied Diet Helps Meet Your Nutrient Needs

How a Varied Diet Helps Meet Your Nutrient Needs   Ensuring that your body gets all the essential nutrients it needs is crucial for overall health […]

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3 Top Tips to help with your Fat Loss Journey

3 Top Tips to help with your Fat Loss Journey Summary: Time your meal to keep your energy levels stable and minimise evening snacking How to […]

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Micronutrients – Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)

Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) What is Vitamin B1?  Vitamin B1, also known as Thiamin, is a water-soluble vitamin that plays a crucial role in energy metabolism and […]

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Micronutrients – Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 What is Vitamin B12? Vitamin B12, also known as cobalamin, is a water-soluble vitamin that plays several essential roles in the body.   Why […]

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Leading Your Own Business

Leading Your Own Business I was out golfing today. I have actually just scheduled it into my week as an activity to break up my work […]

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Micronutrients – Vitamin B3 (Niacin)

Vitamin B3 (Niacin) What is Vitamin B3? Vitamin B3, also known as niacin or nicotinic acid, is another essential nutrient, meaning it cannot be made in […]

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Fear – In Life and Sport

Fear – In Life & Sport Fear. I think I am only now beginning to understand the impact that ‘fear’ has had on me. Fear of […]

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Micronutrients – Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) What is Vitamin B2? Vitamin B2, also known as riboflavin, is a water-soluble vitamin that plays a crucial role in various bodily functions. […]

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Micronutrients – Vitamin K

 Vitamin K What is Vitamin K? Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin that plays a crucial role in blood clotting and bone health. There are two […]

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Micronutrients – Vitamin E

 Vitamin E   What is Vitamin E? Vitamin E, a fat-soluble vitamin, is present in a wide range of foods, including vegetable oils, cereals, meats, poultry, […]

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Micronutrients – Iron

Iron   What is Iron?  Iron is an essential mineral that plays a crucial role in various physiological processes within the human body. It is a […]

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Live Like an Athlete II – 2024

Live Like an Athlete II – 2024  The dust is beginning to settle after an incredible few days in Portugal running our Live Like An Athlete […]

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Micronutrients – Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 Fatty Acids What is Omega-3?  Omega-3 fatty acids are a type of polyunsaturated fat that are essential, because the body cannot produce them on its […]

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Micronutrients – Vitamin D

Vitamin D What is Vitamin D?  Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that plays a crucial role in regulating calcium and phosphate levels in the body, […]

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Micronutrients – Vitamin A

Vitamin A What is Vitamin A?  Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin, meaning it is absorbed and stored in the body’s fatty tissues and liver.   […]

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Micronutrients – Folate (Vitamin B9)

Folate (Vitamin B9) What is Folate?  Folate, also known as vitamin B9, is an essential water-soluble vitamin, meaning we must get it from our diet.    […]

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I signed up to the Performance Programme…. now what?

I signed up to the Performance Programme…. now what?   This is how our Performance Programme process works: 1. Become a member of daveynutrition – annual […]

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Micronutrients – Calcium

Calcium What is Calcium?  Calcium is a mineral that plays a crucial role in various physiological functions in the body, including bone and teeth formation, muscle […]

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Determining Your Nutrition Goal

This article will help you:  Understand how energy balance can align with your nutrition goal. Select a calorie target in the “Performance Nutrition Calculator” that is […]

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How To Use The Meal Plans and Make Them Your Own

To benefit from the meal plans we want you to know: How to select a meal plan that aligns with your individual goals How to save […]

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Exercise Specificity, Joined Thinking and Performance

Exercise Specificity, Joined Thinking and Performance You might wonder why an article on exercise specificity and periodisation would be important for your nutrition strategy? In the […]

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Unlocking Peak Performance: The Crucial Role of Sports Nutrition

Unlocking Peak Performance: The Crucial Role of Sports Nutrition In the realm of athletic sports performance, where milliseconds, millimetres and high pressure decisions make all the […]

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Flipping Fantastic: Fuel Your Pancake Tuesday with daveynutrition!

Flipping Fantastic: Fuel Your Pancake Tuesday with daveynutrition! Pancake Tuesday is a day cherished by pancake enthusiasts around the world. In recent years, the idea of […]

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Reflective Practice -The Tool That Drives Improvement

Reflective Practice -The Tool That Drives Improvement The single scariest thing I have done in my professional career was a 360 degree review on my practice […]

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The daveynutrition Performance Programme – Your Path to Consistent High Performance

Your Path to Consistent High Performance 4 phases and 10 steps to be at your physical and mental best.   What is performance? ‘Performance’ the ability […]

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Micronutrients – Vitamin C

Vitamin C What is Vitamin C?  Vitamin C (“ascorbic acid”), is a water-soluble vitamin that is easily absorbed in the bloodstream, but excess amounts are excreted […]

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Recovery from Intense Exercise

6 Key Elements for Recovery from Intense Exercise  For athletes looking to perform consistently at a high intensity, recovery is just as important as preparation. Having […]

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The daveynutrition Guide to Physical Activity for Every Level

The daveynutrition Guide to Physical Activity for Every Level   As January begins, familiar desires for transformation and renewal appear. It's that time of the year […]

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Quick and Easy Recipes To Try Out In 2024!

Quick and Easy Recipes To Try Out In 2024! Looking for quick, easy, and delicious recipes to get you back on track after Christmas and New […]

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How To Reset This New Year

How To Reset This New Year What Are The Core Values of daveynutrition? At daveynutrition, our leading values are evidence, practical and fun. Evidence - Nutrition […]

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Strategic Grocery Shopping in the New Year

Strategic Grocery Shopping in the New Year It is quite easy to get lost in our routines of everyday life and forget that our everyday behaviours […]

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New Year, New Habits?

New Year, New Habits? We’ve all been there: eaten too much, drank too much and done practically no exercise over Christmas. Now what? What’s the plan? […]

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Managing Your Hangover This Christmas

Managing Your Hangover This Christmas Christmas is fast approaching and that often means indulging in one too many alcoholic beverages, not to mention the mince pies […]

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5 Free Festive Treat Recipes!

Christmas Treat Recipes For All The Family   The Christmas season is upon us, bringing with it a whirlwind of joy, warmth, and of course, delicious […]

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Staying Healthy at Christmas

Staying Healthy at Christmas, Festive Recipes & More! The Christmas period is a great opportunity to catch up with friends and family over food, drinks and […]

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The Power of Habit

What is your vision of yourself?  What habits do you want to improve? A Personal Message  Recently, I listened back to a podcast that not only […]

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2023: Fear, Fun, Risk, Go For It!

2023: Fear, Fun, Risk, Go For It! In late 2022 and early 2023 the wheels were really spinning for me. I didn’t feel like I was […]

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Fuel Your Winter Mornings: 5 Power-Packed Porridge Recipes

Fuel Your Winter Mornings: 5 Power-Packed Porridge Recipes As the winter chill sets in and the frosty mornings become a part of our daily routine, the […]

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The Unique Demands of Motorsport Athletes

The Unique Demands of Motorsport Athletes  Our introduction into motorsport began in January 2022 when we joined the Motorsport Ireland Rally Academy. This experience has been […]

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Live Like An Athlete – Portugal 2024!

Live Like An Athlete - Portugal 2024!   How Does An Athlete Live?  An athlete's life is characterised by discipline, dedication, and a relentless pursuit of […]

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Behind The Plate at daveynutrition

Behind The Plate at daveynutrition    At daveynutrition, our recipes are more than just a collection of ingredients and cooking instructions; they're a labour of love, […]

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Knowing Your Strengths & Believing Them

Knowing Your Strengths & Believing Them   Belief - "confidence in the truth or existence of something not immediately susceptible to rigorous proof".  I think about […]

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Our Top 6 Free Vegan Recipes!

Our Top 6 Free Vegan Recipes! At daveynutrition, we understand the vital role of a balanced diet in optimizing physical and mental performance. That's why we […]

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Halloween Themed Recipes

Halloween Themed Recipes  As the leaves change colours and the chill in the air sets in, we know that Halloween is fastly approaching. This year, we […]

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Recipes to Warm the Heart (and Tummy!)

Recipes to Warm the Heart (and Tummy!!) As the temperature drops and the days grow shorter, there's nothing quite like a warm, hearty meal to lift […]

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Your Marathon Race Day Nutrition Guide

If you would like more information or clarification on exactly what you should be doing in the lead up to and during the race, why not […]

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Marathon Nutrition Do’s and Don’ts

Things ‘To Do’ in Preparation for the Marathon  There is a saying in elite sport that I have often heard in the lead up to big […]

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Marathon Series Part 4: Gain a performance edge in the marathon final

Summary: Appropriate fueling and hydration are unquestionably the most important considerations for performing at your best when running a marathon. Caffeine and beetroot juice shots are […]

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Marathon Series Part 3: The Key Elements for Marathon Recovery

The Key Elements for Marathon Recovery Summary: Post-marathon recovery nutrition is hugely important to allow your body to repair itself. Adequate carbohydrate, protein and fluid post-race […]

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Marathon Series Part 2: Fuelled and ready for the race – perform at your best with the right food and fluids

Summary: Preparation and practice of a specific and individual nutrition strategy is key in the weeks prior to race day. Carbohydrate needs vary between individuals and […]

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Marathon Series Part 1: Nutrition for the Novice Marathon Runner

Nutrition for the Novice Marathon Runner Summary: Preparation for running a marathon takes time and needs a correct and specific nutrition strategy to complement training. Carbohydrates […]

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Collagen for Tendon and Ligament Injuries

Collagen for Tendon and Ligament Injuries Being at the Forefront of Performance Nutrition  When you set out to work in the sports nutrition world, your primary […]

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The Ultimate Guide To Protein Supplements

The Ultimate Guide to Protein Supplements Confused about what protein powder to use? Here is the ultimate guide to protein supplementation. There are a lot of […]

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Crowd Pleasers!

Crowd Pleasers! What is a crowd pleaser meal? These are the dishes that effortlessly bring people together, igniting a chorus of delighted "mmm's" and "ahh's" around […]

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Do You Think About Self-talk?

Self-talk - Far Below The Surface, That’s Where Real Change Happen! Is self-talk good? Why do we self-talk? If I knew then what I know now! […]

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Rise & Shine: 5 Breakfasts in Less Than 15 Minutes!

Rise & Shine: 5 Breakfasts in Less Than 15 Minutes!   Mornings can be a hectic time, often leaving us with limited time to prepare a […]

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Do you still need to eat the same on a Rest Day?

Do you still need to eat the same on a rest day?   Overview: Rest day nutrition Periodising your nutrition Fuel and recover Managing appetite on […]

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5 Lunches in 15 Minutes!

5 Lunches in 15 Minutes! Mastering the art of quick and delicious lunches is a game-changer for anyone with a busy schedule. We all know the […]

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5 Dinners in 15 Minutes!

5 Dinners in 15 Minutes! Preparing meals in just 15 minutes caters for our fast-paced lifestyles. With careful planning and efficient techniques, you can create delicious […]

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A Chance Encounter with Men in Green Brings Me Back in Time

A Chance Encounter with Men in Green Brings Me Back in Time   I was travelling to Portugal from Dublin airport this week with my family […]

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Fuelling for Championship Webinar Series

Fuelling for Championship: Webinar Series to Elevate Your Athletic Performance Are you ready to take your athletic performance to the next level? We are thrilled to […]

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Fakeaways for your Bank Holiday Blues!

Fakeaways for your Bank Holiday Blues! Did you have a bit too much fun this bank holiday weekend? We’re here to help you with 5 of […]

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3 Eggcellent Recipes for the week

3 Eggcellent Recipes for the week  Eggs are a low carbohydrate, high protein food that are versatile and tasty. You can have them for breakfast, lunch […]

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Athlete perspectives on the enablers and barriers to nutritional adherence in high-performance sport | Sophie Conroy

Guest: Sophie Conroy   In this discussion with Sophie & the daveynutrition team we explore: The factors that either enable or hinder an athlete's adherence to […]

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Nutrition Priorities for Developing Adolescent Athletes: Challenges, Pathways & Best Practices | John O’Connor

Guest: John O’Connor   In this discussion with John & the daveynutrition team we discuss:   The challenges of working with highly active/athlete adolescents. Developing pathways […]

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Nutrition Behaviour, Technology and Monitoring Progress with David Dunne

Nutrition Behaviour, Technology and Monitoring Progress - Research Review Video Link: Nutrition behaviour, technology and monitoring progress with David Dunne Guest: David Dunne    In this […]

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5 Dinners in under 20 Minutes!

  5 Dinners in under 20 minutes!   Having time to yourself to cook and prepare meals everyday is a luxury to most people. But that […]

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Overtraining Syndrome (OTS) and Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED‐S)

Overtraining syndrome (OTS) and Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S) are two conditions that can significantly affect the performance and general health of athletes. A discussion […]

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Our Consultation Process – What is it and What does it look like?

Our Consultation Process - What is it and What does it look like?  Summary  Building a clear vision for your life and habits  Meal plans: What […]

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Body Composition and Nutrition Knowledge

Body Composition and Nutrition Knowledge A discussion of the paper “The Assessment of Body Composition and Nutritional Awareness of Football Players According to Age” and some […]

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Return to Play Program: Our new Injury Recovery Nutrition Program

There is no magic cure or potion for a quick recovery from injury, but there are evidence based nutrition strategies that support healing and aid recovery […]

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Managing and Monitoring hydration and nutrition for athletes in hot conditions

Managing and Monitoring hydration and nutrition for athletes in hot conditions Summary: Nutrition and hydration strategies for athletes in the heat How to assess your hydration […]

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Your Protein Questions, Answered!!

Your Protein Questions, Answered! Overview: What is protein? How much protein should I consume each day? What are good sources of protein? Should I take a […]

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Nutrition for Performance

Nutrition for Performance Following on from the content, which was created in January during the BaseLevel2NextLevel series, In February I decided to focus more on how […]

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Nutrition for Injury Recovery

There is no magic cure or potion for a quick recovery from injury, but there are evidence based nutrition strategies that support healing and aid recovery. […]

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What are Macronutrients?

What are Macronutrients? Macronutrients are essential nutrients that are required in large amounts by the human body for optimal health and performance. They are what’s contributing […]

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Strategically resting

Strategically resting  A person who competes at a high level in any area, be that sport, music or in business, to attain success and sustain it, […]

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The secret to high performance

The secret to high performance - Reflective practice  This is our position stand on reflective practice following the recent publication by Cropley et al., 2023   […]

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Pancakes for Every Day

Pancake Tuesday, also known as Shrove Tuesday as you probably know, is the day before Lent. Traditionally, this has been a day of indulging in a […]

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A practical approach to meeting your nutrition needs

Take a moment to reflect on the last time you ate something. How did you feel about eating it? Were you hungry before eating? How full […]

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BaseLevel2NextLevel

At the beginning of January I decided to do a few videos over a few weeks on basic concepts of nutrition as well as practical information […]

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Live Like an Athlete – The Athlete’s Way

How do athletes live? How do athletes achieve winning performances, individual bests and and perform to the peak of their physical and mental ability? They have […]

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Change your Mindset

Change your mindset this January  We have all been there: eaten too much, drank too much and done practically no exercise over Christmas. And this past […]

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8 Tips for Eating Healthy On a Budget

Eating healthy doesn't have to break the bank. With a few simple tips and tricks, you can enjoy delicious, nutritious meals while staying within your budget. […]

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Working for Success

Working for your success I have worked as a performance nutritionist now for over 12 years. Most of my experience has been in team-sports but through […]

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Hydration – Fluid needs for health and sports performance

Hydration - fluid needs for health and performance It is well established that water is essential for life and optimal physical well-being. We are well accustomed […]

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10 Reflections on 2022

10 Reflections on 2022 The past year has been a big year for me and the daveynutrition team. It was only when I sat down to […]

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All you need to know to build muscle

How building muscle works Muscle gain, commonly referred to as hypertrophy, is the development of mass, density, shape and function of muscle cells. For muscle gain […]

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Top 5 Winter Warmer Recipes

Free Winter Warmer recipes to heat you from the inside out. There is no denying that the temperature has dropped and we are all feeling it. […]

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Healthy Habits for the New Year

How to make make your New Years Resolutions Stick We have all been there: eaten too much, drank too much, and done practically no exercise over […]

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Christmas Gift Ideas 2022

Christmas Gift Ideas 2022 - With Christmas fast approaching, I am sure there are some of you (like me) yet to pick up a present for […]

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How to make a good winter soup

    As the weather grows colder and evenings get darker, nothing quite hits the spot like a warm bowl of soup or a hearty stew. […]

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Best foods to eat for a cold

Nutrition to prevent or treat the common cold This time of year can be a challenge for our health and wellbeing for many different reasons. Not […]

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Managing Alcohol Consumption

Opinions on alcohol consumption differ depending on who you ask. For some, it’s a necessity for winding down after a stressful day at work. It might […]

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Eat Up – The Next Level

I was absolutely thrilled to recently launch my brand new nutrition and recipe book: 'Eat Up- The Next Level'. I gave it my all and I […]

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Collagen Supplementation – the Why, the What and the How

Collagen protein for joints and tendon repair The role of collagen and gelatin protein in joint, tendon and bone healing has garnered significant attention due to […]

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5 Frequently Asked Questions about Nutrition for Gym-Goers

Are you a gym goer? Many of the questions we received at daveynutrition HQ are focussed on nutrition to support performance and recovery from the gym. […]

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Our recipes for a Gluten-free diet

First things first, what is coeliac disease? Coeliac disease is not an allergy or intolerance. It is an autoimmune condition where the body attacks itself when […]

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Building Healthy Nutrition Habits for Kids and Teens

Building Healthy Nutrition Habits for Kids and Teens September is a month of new routines, good intentions and let’s be honest, usually a sigh of relief […]

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Back To School Fuel

Packing a Healthy Lunchbox It’s that time again! Going back to school is exciting for both kids and parents. It’s a new beginning, a fresh start! […]

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A history of nutrition

Nutrition science over the decades, we must live in the present but learn from the past.  Nutrition Is Young Science, yet we have learned a huge […]

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How do you food shop?

The food that you have in your kitchen undeniably affects the food choices you make during the week. This is particularly true when we are busy, […]

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Bloating: Management guide

What is bloating?  We have all felt bloated at some point in our lives, be it after your 7th spud on Christmas day or having your […]

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Bloating – What is it and why is it happening?

What is bloating?  We have all felt bloated at some point in our lives, be it after your 7th spud on Christmas day or having your […]

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Youth Athletes Part 3: Refuel and Recover from Exercise

You can only train and perform as hard as you recover!! Summary: Nutrition plays a massive role in recovery from exercise The timing and quality of […]

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10 Delicious Summer Salad Recipes

Summer salad time is here! Salads are easy to make and can be extremely nutritious and tasty. Gone are the days when salads are boring and […]

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EMPOWER Member Results

We have grown a lot since the launch of our first intake and the improvements just keep on coming. We have just closed off on our […]

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10 Mouth Watering Weekend Brunch Recipes

Weekends are for brunching! Are you a smashed avocado and eggs fan? Or do you prefer fluffy pancakes with lashings of yoghurt and honey? Whatever you […]

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25 midweek recipes that take 30 minutes or less to make

Midweek dinners can be tough - you’re tired, it’s late and you are struggling for recipe inspiration. Never fear! daveynutrition have 100s of recipes on the […]

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Youth Athletes Part 2: Fuelling for Training & Competition

Fuelling the Youth Athlete for Competition/ Gameday Overview: The key nutritional considerations for fuelling your training/ competition Periodising your nutrition depending on your level of activity […]

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A Mindful Approach to Eating

Sometimes knowing what to do just isn’t enough.  I know I don’t need another biscuit, but it’s there and it looks good.  What is that feeling […]

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What oil for what type of cooking?

What oil for what type of cooking? What is a smoke point? Firstly, oil is generally not designed to be heated at high temperatures and once […]

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Youth Athletes Part 1: The Fundamentals of Performance Nutrition

Nutrition For Youth Athletes Part 1 The key nutritional considerations for youth athletes Macronutrients function and role in the body The importance of fruit and vegetables […]

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The daveynutrition Guide to Recovering from Intense Exercise

6 key elements for recovery from intense exercise   For athletes looking to perform consistently at a high intensity, recovery is just as important as preparation. […]

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What you need to know about Wearable Technology

IF YOU TAKE 3 THINGS FROM THIS ARTICLE:   Be clear about your health and performance goal/s and then define how wearable technology might be able to […]

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The Sun Is Out!

The sun is out and the temperatures are rising. Here are 5 very simple things I do when the sun starts to heat up that help […]

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Ask the Nutritionist: All about Calories & Macronutrients

Calories & macronutrients This week, our expert team of nutritionists answer some of your most commonly asked questions about energy intake and macronutrients. Enjoy! Q1. How […]

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Plant Based Diets and Your Goal!

In recent years, plant based diets have received a lot of attention with more people sharing their ‘opinions’ and ‘experiences’ around what food and diet is […]

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Do you know any picky eaters?

Do you know any picky eaters? Maybe you have a child that doesn't like to eat a varied diet and vegetables are a challenge? Research has […]

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I don’t know where to start

 I don't know where to start? This is something I have felt myself so often when a task or goal just feels overwhelming. Personally, it's usually […]

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PCOS – Management, Myths & Recommendations

What is PCOS? Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common conditions in women of reproductive age, with at least 1 in 10 women […]

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Working From Home

Tips for working from home  Communication: I will start with this one because it’s so important for many reasons, mainly the health of relationships. If you […]

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Why do we care about how we look?

The importance of a healthy body image: How satisfied or unsatisfied we are with our body is not just a matter of our efforts towards looking […]

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Lifting weights or cardio? Which is better?

Highlights: Introduction  Let’s make the question more specific Benefits of strength training Benefits of cardiovascular training Applications of both   Introduction Any fitness, health or nutrition […]

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Antioxidants and Exercise! To supplement or not?

What are antioxidants?  Antioxidants are natural or man-made substances that can protect cells from damage caused by free radicals in the body. Fruit and vegetables are […]

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Meal Timing

What is meal timing? Meal timing is the term given to the manipulation of the structure or timing of any meals or nutrients across the day […]

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The Value of Repetition

One of the things that came up this week in conversation with colleagues at work was the power of understanding how we learn and how different […]

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Why our recipes are like no other

When a recipe is uploaded to the daveynutrition website, it follows a very precise process.  If you watch my live looking demos on Instagram, you’ll notice […]

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Caffeine for Performance – All You Need to Know

Summary:  What is caffeine?  How does caffeine work in the body? What are the potential benefits of caffeine in performance?  Is it beneficial for everyone?  How […]

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Are you ready to change?

Are you really ready to change? It's an important question, changing anything about you or what you do takes time, energy, thought, planning and effort. Even […]

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Men, are you taking care of your skin?

What are my followers doing?  This week I shared a poll on my Instagram account and asked my male following if they cared for their skin. […]

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What has nature got to do with stress?

What has nature got to do with stress? Exposure to nature can lower your stress levels. A research study carried out in 2019 looked at nature […]

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Low Energy Availability in Females – A Growing Concern

Summary What is low-energy availability (LEA)? How to identify LEA What are the consequences of LEA? How to avoid and prevent LEA   Introduction The concept […]

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The Big Picture

Are you seeing the big picture with your lifestyle decisions?  This week in my email to pro-members, I wrote about how I often find myself speaking […]

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What is your vision of yourself?

What is your vision of yourself? What habits do you want to improve? Podcasts are a resource  that are helping me reflect and learn the most […]

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The Importance of Team

A Personal Message: The importance of Team  I recently listened to The High Performance Podcast with Totto Wolff and found it is a brilliant listen.  Totto […]

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Sligo – Great Things to Do & Places to See

Sligo - Great things to do and places to eat and drink  Being a Sligo man myself and having Emma Brennan who is part of the […]

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Iron – an essential nutrient

Summary Iron is an essential nutrient needed in the body  Iron deficiency is more common than you think and can compromise overall health & sports performance […]

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Daniel Davey Podcast List Part 2

Podcasts    In the recent months, I have been lucky enough to be a guest on a number of different podcasts, hosted by a variety of […]

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Should I consider taking a supplement for muscle gain?

 Summary:  What are supplements and what are they used for?  Supplements for muscle building  How to decide if you should take a supplement Muscle Building  Nutrition […]

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Why Nutrition is Vital for Recovery from Injury

Unfortunately, injuries do happen! When an athlete gets injured in training, a game or in competition and there is a big game or competition coming up […]

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The Key Elements for Building Lean Mass

Summary points In this article we discuss the key elements for building lean mass A balanced diet with sufficient calories and nutrients is essential for all […]

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Career Path of a Performance Nutritionist

Career Path of a Nutritionist. How it all started I grew up on a small farm in Chaffpool, Sligo, which is in the West of Ireland. […]

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DaveyNutrition: Guide to Muscle Gain

What is muscle gain? Muscle gain commonly referred to as ‘hypertrophy’ — is the development of mass, density, shape, and function of muscle cells. What causes […]

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How can I add more fibre to my diet?

Summary This week we are focussing on how to add more fibre to your diet We cover the importance of consuming a minimally processed diet  We […]

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The daveynutrition Valentine’s Day Menu

Valentine’s Day: a day celebrating love and romance, sending cards, chocolates and flowers or maybe just exchanging a simple but meaningful, “I love you”. Often Valentine’s […]

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Fibre: Why It Matters?

Introduction Fibre! Most health-conscious people are aware of it’s importance for health and optimal digestion, but few people know just how vital it is and why. […]

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Dietary change and cholesterol: more of the good and less of the bad – Part 2

Summary The effect our diet can have on our cholesterol levels How you can implement science based dietary advice into your daily life Top tips on […]

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Dietary cholesterol and your health – Part 1

Summary of Part 1 In this weeks article on cholesterol, we break down what exactly cholesterol is and its role in the body. We dive into […]

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Getting your nutrition back on track after Christmas

  We have all been there: eaten too much, drank too much and done practically no exercise over Christmas. And this year especially, perhaps we felt […]

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2020 – What have we learned?

2020 was the year that many of our lives were turned upside down and we were faced with many challenges and frankly, bizarre situations. While it […]

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daveynutrition’s Top 10 Festive Treats

The festive period for many is a special time of the year to reconnect with friends and family and in doing so sharing meals and treats […]

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Intermittent Fasting – What’s it all about?

Summary Intermittent fasting involved eating within a certain time frame such as 8 hours, and fasting for the remaining 16 hours of the day. For this […]

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The truth about vegetarian diets and protein intake

Summary You can achieve all of the protein your body needs whilst following a vegetarian diet Combining two sources of plant-based protein can help people to […]

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30 Great Irish Gift Ideas

2020 is the year to support local. As we know, we all need to support one another and protect amazing Irish businesses as much as possible. […]

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Cannabidiol (CBD) – Hype or Hope?

 Cannabidiol (CBD) – Hype or Hope? Key Points : There are a number of potential physiological, psychological and biochemical effects of Cannabidiol (CBD) supplementation which […]

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Nutrition for colds & flus

Nutrition to prevent or treat the common cold The weather has changed for the worst over the past while, with temperatures dropping and a turn for […]

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Nutrition Reasons to Buy Irish & Our Favourite Irish Food Brands

Summary Shopping local and buying Irish is good for the economy, but is also good from a nutrition perspective Not only does it matter what we […]

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Who to trust (and who to avoid!) when it comes to nutrition

What’s new on daveynutrition this week? Who can you trust for reputable nutrition information? Below, we explain who to follow and who to avoid!  Can you […]

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The daveynutrition essential kitchen cooking kit

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Achieving a fat loss goal is not easy and it takes time, patience and a realistic mindset and solid plan. Many, many diets fail and this […]

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What’s New on daveynutrition This Week 07/08/2020

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What’s New On daveynutrition This Week 31/08/2020

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Strategically Fueling for Training and Games

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The Role of Carbohydrate For Building Muscle Mass?

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Practice Tips: Fuel-up and Recovery Strategies in Team Sport

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Live Like An Athlete, ‘The Athletes Way’

Who should attend this event?

Non athletes who want an understanding of how elite athletes live
Aspiring competitive athletes
People preparing for the season ahead or events like triathlon, marathon, team sports or other sporting endeavors.
Meet other like minded people who are ambitious and want to improve their habits and knowledge for performance
You do not need to be really Fit to attend this event, people can come for the experience and participate in sessions at their own level

4 days of events which include:

Planning the best possible week
Workshops on mindset and time management
Practical nutrition sessions

What's included

3 days of training and mobility
6 education workshops
An event on the final day which will be boat trip or hiking
Breakfast and lunch served onsite
Access to the daveynutrition website for the year (€200)

Presenters & their talking points

Daniel Davey: Building a performance mindset / Sleep strategies for performance
Gemma McGuinness: A resilient mindset for nutrition and life
Eva Hoey: Nutrition Primers For Performance
Emma Brennan: Insights from Rugby Professionals

Places available for the event: 20

Ticket Prices:
Single room: €2000
Double room - sharing: €1750

1 year subscription to the website included in the above payment.

Live Like An Athlete, ‘The Athletes Way’

Who should attend this event?

Non athletes who want an understanding of how elite athletes live
Aspiring competitive athletes
People preparing for the season ahead or events like triathlon, marathon, team sports or other sporting endeavors.
Meet other like minded people who are ambitious and want to improve their habits and knowledge for performance
You do not need to be really Fit to attend this event, people can come for the experience and participate in sessions at their own level

4 days of events which include:

Planning the best possible week
Workshops on mindset and time management
Practical nutrition sessions

What's included

3 days of training and mobility
6 education workshops
An event on the final day which will be boat trip or hiking
Breakfast and lunch served onsite
Access to the daveynutrition website for the year (€200)

Presenters & their talking points

Daniel Davey: Building a performance mindset / Sleep strategies for performance
Gemma McGuinness: A resilient mindset for nutrition and life
Eva Hoey: Nutrition Primers For Performance
Emma Brennan: Insights from Rugby Professionals

Places available for the event: 20

Ticket Prices:
Single room: €2000
Double room sharing: €1750

1 year subscription to the website included in the above payment.

 

Book Launch for Eat Up 28/10/22

Ireland's leading performance nutritionist and bestselling author, Daniel Davey, will be launching his new book Eat Up: The Next Level at St. Brigid's Hall, Tubbercurry on Friday, 28 October.
Daniel, who has worked with some of Ireland's top elite athletes, will be in conversation with special guests to talk about the connection between mindset, nutrition, sport and high performance. Whether competing at the highest level or trying to run your first 5K, the first steps to achieving your goals are the same.
Daniel’s new book provides fascinating insight into how to understand yourself – both strengths and weaknesses – set a goal, and then build good habits and behaviours to achieve it. Food is central to this conversation, as good food choices affect mood, energy, health and ultimately our ability to perform at a high level.
Join us for an inspiring evening of conversation that will energise even the most jaded jogger, uplift the most worn-out powerlifter and tempt the most reluctant of home cooks. This promises to be a brilliant evening of discussion and insights on the minds of high performers.
Ticket price includes a copy of Eat Up: The Next Level (RRP €25) which is packed with easy and nutritious recipes to help you support specific training goals, recover from injury or simply give your immune system a boost.
Tickets will sell out quickly so book your place today.

Book Launch for Eat Up 28/10/22

Ireland's leading performance nutritionist and bestselling author, Daniel Davey, will be launching his new book Eat Up: The Next Level at
St. Brigid's Hall, Tubbercurry on Friday, 28 October.
Daniel, who has worked with some of Ireland's top elite athletes, will be in conversation with special guests to talk about the connection between mindset, nutrition, sport and high performance. Whether competing at the highest level or trying to run your first 5K, the first steps to achieving your goals are the same.
Daniel’s new book provides fascinating insight into how to understand yourself – both strengths and weaknesses – set a goal, and then build good habits and behaviours to achieve it. Food is central to this conversation, as good food choices affect mood, energy, health and ultimately our ability to perform at a high level.
Join us for an inspiring evening of conversation that will energise even the most jaded jogger, uplift the most worn-out powerlifter and tempt the most reluctant of home cooks. This promises to be a brilliant evening of discussion and insights on the minds of high performers.
Ticket price includes a copy of Eat Up: The Next Level (RRP €25) which is packed with easy and nutritious recipes to help you support specific training goals, recover from injury or simply give your immune system a boost.
Tickets will sell out quickly so book your place today.

This full day seminar is aimed at people who want to grow their understanding of nutrition and take their habits and behaviors to the next level. You will learn about the key strategies that will help you to achieve health and performance goals, while most importantly sustaining those results.

Apart from a delicious FREE lunch!

Have you ever STRUGGLED with your nutrition or felt you can’t perform at your best because you just don’t know what is right to eat?
Have you ever felt OVERWHELMED by nutrition information and strategies or UNSURE of what your nutrition should look like to reach your goal?
Are you looking for an EDGE - something extra that can help you reach your performance potential?
If you answered yes to ANY of these then there is no doubt in my mind that you will benefit from this event.