NUTRITION

A PLANT-BASED SPORTS NUTRITION SERVICE SPECIALISING IN

SPORTS PERFORMANCE, RECOVERY, AND HEALTH.

 

Implementing a healthy plant-based approach to training, competing and general well-being will have compelling benefits.

 

Using an evidence-based approach, guidance is provided on adopting and thriving on a well-balanced plant-based diet. This includes ensuring adequate calories are consumed, protein levels are not unnecessarily exceeded, and key micro-nutrients are met.

The primary interest is using the plant-based approach to improve performance and recovery, however, the benefits can extend to weight loss and improved health and well-being. 

 

Consultations

Consultations are offered to assist with transitioning to a plant-based diet and fine-tuning to ensure the nutritional requirements meet the sporting goals. For athletes, this can work alongside their existing training plan or be packaged up into a comprehensive Fitness Locker coaching plan. 

Please note: consultations are not undertaken for pregnant women, young children, and those suffering from medical conditions. Consultations are not provided to diagnose or treat any conditions. Kaitiaki Endurance Sports collaborates with a team of trusted plant-based medical experts to whom you would be referred to.

Plant-Based Recipes

For a range of free accessible recipes, go to The Lentil Intervention's Plan(e)t Cuisine.

Plant-Based Nutrition for Sport Workshops

These popular plant-based nutrition workshops have been the ideal platform to educate athletes about two of the most important facets of well-being – being active and eating well. The goal is to demonstrate how easy a whole food plant-based lifestyle can be, as well as create awareness in making smarter decisions.

Since 2018, multiple workshops have been delivered with up to 70 attendees at a time and across 12 centres in New Zealand and Queensland, Australia. Various forms of these presentations have been featured at expos, festivals, event panels and educational webinars.

The topics covered have included:

  • Athletes for Nature

  • Why plant-based is advantageous for athletes

  • Key nutrients including protein and iron

  • Meeting carbohydrate and calorie requirements

  • Maximising nutrient absorption

  • Mythbusting topics such as soy, fats and oils

  • Feeding strategies for athletes

  • Fueling an ultramarathon

  • The Keto discussion

  • Female athlete triad

  • Gastrointestinal distress

  • Understanding the athlete’s perspective

  • How the health and performance outcomes benefit each other