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What To Eat Before and After Training with Taryn Richardson

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Taryn Richardson is a sports dietitian that works specifically with Triathletes. This is an important detail because nutrition for triathletes is very different to nutrition for most other sports!

She’s an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Advanced Sports Dietitian with qualifications in

A Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition & Dietetics) Hons and an International Olympic Committee Diploma in Sports Nutrition.

After working for Triathlon Australia for a number of years with some of our highest-level athletes she now runs the Triathlon Nutrition Academy, an all-encompassing nutrition resource for the everyday triathlete.

Here’s the link to Taryn’s triathlon nutrition checklist:


00:00 - Introduction

00:18 - Taryn Richardson - Advanced Sports Dietitian

03:05 - Taryn’s passion for triathlete nutrition

04:50 - Importance of Nutrition Timing around training sessions

07:15 - The #1 Thing that you need to get right as a triathlete

12:20 - Understanding Nutrition Periodization and How it works

15:00 - The impact of a session’s duration on nutrition

17:50 - The What, When and How of Nutrition

20:00 - Result of Consuming Hight GI food

22:00 - High GI and Low GI foods

24:19 - Principles of nutrient timing to be aware of

27:25 - Seeking Help on Nutrition Early

30:25 - Pre-training nutrition focus

33:15 - Teaching Your Body to Burn more fats

36:20 - Pre-training nutrition goal

41:00 - Different sessions, different types of food and timing

42:15 - The Best Bang for your buck foods

43:10 - The building blocks of nutrition recovery

45:35 - The window of recovery

47:25 - How much protein in the recovery window

49:20 - Constantly Refueling after the recovery window

51:35 - Roles of the Enzymes

52:15 - Go to foods high in carbohydrates and protein

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