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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Manage 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. Rather than expecting people to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

The daveynutrition guide to physical activity for every level

What is physical activity? Did you know that ‘exercise’ and ‘physical activity’ are different? Exercise refers to structured activity which aims to improve one or more […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to optimise your immune system – get the facts with daveynutrition

What’s new on daveynutrition this week? Should you supplement with Vitamin D to protect your immune system? Check out our brand new article which answers all […]

Your Marathon Race Day Nutrition Guide

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

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

What’s New on daveynutrition This Week 21/09/2020

What’s new on daveynutrition this week? (4 min read) Do you want to gain a performance edge in the marathon? This week we look at any […]

Part 2: Solving the fat loss puzzle – how to lose fat in a healthy, sustainable manner

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 […]

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 […]

What’s New on daveynutrition This Week 14/09/2020

What’s new on daveynutrition this week? If you have or will be completing a marathon - congratulations! Now is the time to learn how to optimally […]

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

What's New on daveynutrition This Week? Three simple but mouth-watering new recipes! Are you currently training for a marathon? Ensure that you are fuelled and ready […]

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 […]

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 a correct and specific nutrition strategy to complement training. Carbohydrate is […]

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

What's New on daveynutrition This Week? We added three simple and delicious new recipes! We now have two brand new meal plans designed to help athletes recover […]

The 4 R’s for Total Recovery

  Summary  If you are serious about your performance you must have an ‘active’ recovery plan for to adapt, heal and recover as efficiently as possible […]

The Top 3 Most Commonly Asked Questions on daveynutrition

Over the last few months we have been working very hard to ensure that the daveynutrition website is your one-stop-shop for the most up-to-date, evidence-based nutrition […]

Strategically Fueling for Training and Games

Strategically fueling for training and games Smart carb summary Carbohydrate is the primary fuel required by those completing regular bouts of high-intensity exercise. Your need for […]

Ginger For Taste, Your Health & Recovery

Eating ginger-ly The ancient Romans first imported ginger from China over two thousand years ago. On introduction, ginger first became hugely popular in the Mediterranean countries […]

Part 1: Solving the fat loss puzzle – how to lose fat in a healthy, sustainable manner

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

The Role of Carbohydrate For Building Muscle Mass?

The role of carbohydrate for building muscle mass? Summary points Building muscle mass is a complex process that requires personalised training and nutrition planning It is […]

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

Practice Tips: Fuel-up and Recovery Strategies in Team Sport Fueling up for performance with carbohydrate meals Key aspects of nutrition for recovery from intense exercise The […]

Raise Your Game – 12 week online performance nutrition package

Raise Your Game 12 week online performance nutrition package After natural talent and appropriate training, an adequate diet is known to be the next most important […]

Creatine Supplementation, a factual explanation for athletes

Summary points If an athlete is training or exercising to a competitive level and achieving all aspects of their nutrition, creatine can be considered as an […]

Part 3 – Energy and Macronutrient Considerations For Fat Loss

Energy balance quite simply is the balance between energy consumed through food and fluids compared to the energy expended through energy metabolism and physical activity. Your […]

Part 2. Gastrointestinal Issues in Athletes – Management Strategies

In Part 1 of Gastrointestinal Issues in Athletes we discussed the main causes of symptoms and in this blog we will discuss some management strategies to […]

Part 1: Causes of Gastrointestinal Issues in Athletes

Introduction and key points: Gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms are highly variable between individuals and depend on a number of factors including exercise duration, intensity and nutrition and […]

Part 2. Setting the right targets and timeline to achieve your body composition goal

Summary Points It is vital to set an appropriate calorie and weight target for your body composition goal An appropriate time-frame for achieving your fat loss […]

Part 1. Body Composition Changes In The Off-Season For Team Sport Athletes

Introduction Who are team sport athletes? A team sport athlete is anyone who participates in a competitive team sport like GAA, rugby, soccer, basketball or hockey. […]

Strategic Nutrition For Golf Performance Part 2.

Summary Nutrition for post workout recovery 3 recommended supplements for golfers Gaining a performance edge with tart juice and caffeine We have covered the essential areas […]

The Implications of a Diet With Excess Added Sugar & Practical Tips to Manage a Sweet Tooth

Sugar is a primary ingredient that is added to many processed foods Sugar is a cheap ingredient and makes foods more palatable Consuming sugar regularly and […]

Strategic Nutrition for Golf Performance Part 1

Summary The importance of everyday nutrition for your health and performance Nutrition in the lead up to a round of golf Are you underestimating the importance […]

CR Whole Body Home Workouts

No Equipment Circuits From Cillian Reardon A big thanks to my good friend Cillian Reardon who shared these excellent workouts that he developed for keeping fit, […]

A Framework of Nutrition For Achieving A Health or Performance Goal

We all need a plan when it comes to achieving our goals, this framework can be used to assess your nutrition on a daily or weekly […]

Is adding salt to your food as bad as people are lead to believe?

Summary If you are regularly physically active and eat a balanced diet salt intake is unlikely to be a risk for your health Adding salt to […]

Protein, Your Questions Answered

  What is protein? Protein is the primary macronutrient that supports growth and repair, and is involved in almost every biological process in the body. Protein […]

Is Your Post Exercise Nutrition Preventing You From Achieving Your Fat Loss Goal?

Summary The post workout recovery meal is important for athletes but much less so for recreational exercise To achieve your body composition goal you must ensure […]

Determine 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 […]

Daniel Davey Podcast List

Podcasts  Below are a list of podcast that cover a wide range of topics from goal setting, working with elite athletes, being a team sport nutritionist […]

The Key Nutrition Considerations For Recovery From Injury

The key nutrition considerations for recovery from injury   Summary recommendations for injured athletes It is vital to meet energy demands to support the healing process […]

The 2 Johnnies Meet Daniel Davey

  I was delighted to be asked to speak on The 2 Johnnies podcast a few weeks ago for a number of reasons.; one, they are […]

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 […]

Macro Counting – Pros and Cons

Macro Counting - Pros and Cons   Nutrition has come into sharp focus over the last couple of years and with it has come many different […]

Eggs – is the message scrambled?

Eggs-Don’t get the message scrambled Summary Eggs are one of the most commonly debated foods in nutrition science Dietary cholesterol (the cholesterol in the food we […]

A Mindful Kitchen

A mindful kitchen Summary Your mindset and attitude to a task or goal has a significant impact on the outcome of that task or goal Your […]

Hydration – Fluid needs for health and sports performance

It is well established that water is essential for life and optimal physical well-being. We are well accustomed to the message that most people need to […]

The Health Buzz On Coffee

Summary Coffee is not universally good or bad for everyone. With all things considered, it is apparent that common sense must prevail when deciding how much […]

Sleep – A critical daily investment for health and performance

Sleep – A critical daily investment for health and performance Summary Sleep is vital for optimum physical and mental health We require approximately 7-9 hours’ sleep […]

Exercise for Health and Performance

Summary Exercise is one of the most important aspects of our lifestyle for health and well-being The volume and intensity of exercise you aim to achieve […]

Mental skills

Summary The aim each day is to have the ability to perform tasks to your physical and mental best The right amount of stress (sweet spot) […]

Our Humble Spud

Summary  Potatoes are a nutritious high energy food Multiple factors influence the rate at which a potato is digested Potatoes are an excellent food for athletes […]

Performance Nutrition Explained

Understanding Performance Nutrition Summary You don't need to be an athlete to benefit from making the right food choices Your nutrition must be personalised to your […]

A Healthy Obsession With Dark Chocolate

A healthy obsession with the right chocolate Introduction Given most people’s fondness for sweet tastes, something that I am frequently asked about is sweet-tasting but healthy […]

A High Performance Lifestyle

Quick Fixes and Shortcuts All too frequently the nutrition headlines that grab our attention relate to quick fixes or short term solutions for our health, sports performance or appearance. We never get tired of hearing that there is a new, faster and easier way to achieve our health goals, be…

Green Tea – One Of Natures Greatest Drinks

Introduction C.S. Lewis once wrote that “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me”. I’m not […]