In his work with elite athletes, performance nutritionist Daniel Davey has seen first-hand how consistently eating good food can lead to trophies, personal bests and incredible physiques.
But the good news is that it’s not just in elite sport that tremendous results can be accomplished through the right diet. Anyone can feel and perform better with the right food choices. A healthy diet with appropriate energy and nutrients will make you feel energetic, positive, healthy, fit, strong and confident. The recipes in this cookbook are designed to help people experience these positive feelings every day.
Every day is different, so recipes are devised based on what you should be eating at different times, whether you’re in active or recovery mode. Recipes are broken down into two broad categories: higher carbohydrate recipes for fuelling your performance or supporting recovery on exercise days, and lower carbohydrate recipes, which are more relevant to active recovery days (when less carbohydrate is required). These versatile recipes can be personalised to any health or performance goal, including improving body composition by lowering body fat and increasing muscle mass.
Backed up by the latest scientific literature translated into easy-to-understand practical information, these simple and delicious recipes will help to raise your game and improve your health and performance.
Daniel Davey received his BSc in Science from UCD and holds an MSc in Nutrition, Physical Activity and Public Health from the University of Bristol. Daniel is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) with the NSCA, and has completed the national qualification in Exercise and Health Studies. Daniel has worked as a performance nutritionist with a host of elite athletes in a range of sports such as golf, athletics, rugby and GAA. In conjunction with his role with Leinster Rugby, Daniel also works as a performance nutritionist with the Dublin senior footballers.