Nutrition for Sports Performance

The intake of nutrients, along with the timing and nutritional balance of meals, is of paramount importance in improving your athletic performance, recovering from training and protecting against injury and infection.

Nutrient Timing

Nutrition advice can target the timing of your meals and snacks quite specifically and enable you to train hard and push yourself that bit further. Sports nutrition ensures you obtain the right ratios of proteins and carbs. It can help you select the foods and drinks that provide the vitamins and minerals you need, so you can limit the strain on your muscles, replace glycogen quickly and help prevent injury and exhaustion.


There are so many sports nutrition supplements on the market. We recommend only the ones have the research to back up the claims they are making. From a health and performance angle, our nutritional advice includes informing you which ones use good quality ingredients and don’t include artificial sweeteners or fillers. And, of course, we recommend only those free from banned substances and which follow WADA guidlelines.

Injury and recovery

Correct nutrition advice can reduce the likelihood of injury or help you recover from existing injuries quicker. We have long-standing experience of working with clients with injuries and helping to hasten their recovery.

Exhaustion and weakened immune system

Intense training can lead to an increased susceptibility to colds and other infections. This can be linked to hormones you produce as a reaction to a heavy training programme or other forms of stress. A targeted nutrition plan can help to prevent exhaustion and weakened immune system.


During the nutritional consultation we will assess your health, dietary habits, nutritional status and body composition with the help of the most advance technology in the nutrition field (Bioelectrical Impedance RJL Analyser). These measures give us the opportunity to evaluate the muscle mass and hydration status and to monitor the changes in response to training and diet, over time.

Dr. Ilenia Paciarotti is the official sport nutritionist of La Vela Swimming Club (Ancona, Italy) and she has helped many elite athletes to improve performance though nutritional strategies.

Achievable and practical advice

Our nutrition advice provides you with snack and meal ideas that don’t take hours to prepare and can be had “on the go” if that’s what you need. We will provide specific dietary plans, shopping lists as well as general suggestions of what kinds of foods may benefit you.


First Consultation
Consultation time: 90 minutes / Cost: £85.00

Follow ups
Consultation time: 45 minutes (approx.) / Cost: £50.00 
Consultation time: 30 minutes (approx.) / Cost: £35.00

To make a booking:

For more information or to book a consultation please contact Ilenia at KnotStressed.