Many of us  run, ride, swim, climb, in fact we pretty much do anything that gives us an excuse to play outside... we also like to do it day after day and whether we are a back of the pack plodder to an elite racer the principles behind what fuels us to enjoy these activities is pretty consistent.

Mountain Fuel are as passionate as you about these activities, but we also get a great deal of pleasure form helping and hearing how our Mountain Fuellers have personally improved and performed.

While Sports Nutrition can be a complex business, with so much information out there we've tried to keep the guides as straight forward as possible. Yes there is some scientific language but this is linked to straightforward descriptions and also real life experiences of our Mountain Fuellers. We've also included food guides into some of the posts and links to our tried and tested 'on the go' energy snacks.

The basics:

  • Read our introduction article to Performance Sports Nutrition
  • Eating a well-balanced diet is vital for good all-round health and well-being
  • The foods which we consume provide essential:
    • Macronutrients (carbohydratesproteins, and fats)
    • Micronutrients (vitamins & minerals)
    • All are essential for such things as energy provisionamino acids for building and repairing muscles, essential fats, and vitamins & minerals to help us grow and function properly

Nutrition Guides

What do your muscles need for energy?

Xtreme Energy Fuel is more than just a standard energy drink. Your muscles require more than just a sugar fix…

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Sports Nutrition and Protein

‘The Power of the Building Block Similar to carbohydrates, the protein debate has been rolling on for what seems like…

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Sports Nutrition and Micronutrients

‘Tiny but mighty’   The diet of human beings needs to consist of both macronutrients (carbohydrates, protein, and fat), and…

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Sports Nutrition and Fat

For many years now, the talk of fat, or the consumption of fat, always seems to come with a negative…

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Sports Nutrition and Carbohydrates

  Understanding Carbohydrates Part 1: ‘The Substrate King!’ Unless you have been recreating the legendary Forrest Gump’s run across America,…

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Sports Nutrition: Macronutrients

‘The Good, The Bad, & The Kilocalorie?’ Carbohydrates, protein, and fat ultimately provide the energy necessary to maintain our body’s…

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Performance Guides

Mental health has no gender, wealth or health bounds, there are no rules

This is not a nutrition guide in regard to how you fuel your body, this is about your mind. Mental…

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10k Nutrition Guide

There are folk that say a 10k isn’t far enough to have to worry about fuelling correctly, if getting the…

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Nutrition plan for a Sportive

The Mountain Fuel system was originally designed for Ultra endurance racers so has to be energy dense, very easy on…

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The heat – how does it affect your activity

Video: Charlie Sproson (Mountain Run) Running in the heat explained in simple terms. Observations on the 2018 Montane Lakeland 100 but could…

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Keto Training

Thought this was worth sharing. This is a response to a question on an Iron Man FB group by a…

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Half Marathon Nutrition Plan

It doesn’t matter if you’re an experienced runner, or you haven’t ran since you were in school, there are some…

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Trail Marathon Nutrition Plan

Whether you’ve been running marathons for years, or you’re in training for your first one, there’s one thing that is always…

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Iron Man Triathlon Nutrition Plan

If you’re reading this guide, then the chances are that you’re already fully aware of the task that you’re taking…

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Olympic – Standard Distance Nutrition Plan

We’ve paid our entry fee, trained hard and bought all the gear but the thing that often lets people down…

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Road Marathon Nutrition Plan

Whether you’ve been running marathons for years, or you’re in training for your first one, there’s one thing that is…

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Morning Fuel Power Pancakes

Visit our sports nutrition recipes section for fantastic on the go snacks to keep you fuelled throughout your activities.