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Fiona reaches her peak


Thanks very much to Fiona O’Neill, Faculty Head HE/PE at Brechin Academy and Duke of Edinburgh Award leader who has sent me this account of the changes she has made since coming to my Eat for Fitness seminar. The photo above shows Fiona on top of her last Munro Sgurr Mor.

“I am a keen hillwalker and supported my training with a well known brand of sports drink powder. I was prone to nausea and headaches with an acrid taste left in my mouth after a day in the hills. Following a workshop with Chris I stopped this supplement and chose a natural pure fresh juice drink diluted to taste, with a pinch of salt added to it. It’s so much  more refreshing and has no side effects. I also made some additional small changes such as changing to decaf coffee and from margarine to butter. All in all some small changes, but the effect has been tremendous.”

Fuelling the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

My latest adventure is a vicarious one as I’m currently engaged as nutrition advisor to the Edinburgh Inspiring Capital yacht crew. As we speak the crew are taking part in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2011-2012 which kicked off yesterday (31 July 2011).

My role is to give advice and practical suggestions about which foods should be part of the ration supply. Organising the food for a crew of 18 hungry people as they work hard to keep their yacht ahead in the race takes a lot of planning.

I’ll be keeping up with the crew as they sail and will keep you updated on their progress. In the meantime, here’s a post from the official website on the start of the race.