Tough Mudder Training Tips Blog #5 with Tara Hunt

May 15, 2012

Tough Mudder Training Tips #5
Nutrition Matters

There is a lot of information out there and quite frankly it can all get a lot confusing! When it comes to weight loss, muscle gain and overall health and wellness up to 80% of your goals can be achieved through improved nutrition and hydration.  It really is worth focusing your time and energy on.
At the beginning of the week I recommend stalking up on fruit, veggies, healthy proteins, beans and legumes. Cut and prepare all your veggies, beans/legumes and, if you eat eggs, pre-boil ‘em for the week. Now all your healthy food is convenient and ready to grab each day.
As a nutritionist and high performance athlete I want to give you a few easy tips to follow everyday:
1. Keep a glass of water beside your bed. Make it the first thing you drink when you wake up.
2. Eat a high protein, high fibre breakfast with less than 10g of sugar within 60 minutes of waking.
3. Eat healthy options every 2-3 hours, options include fibre, protein, healthy fat and vitamins. I recommend a pear with healthy cheese and walnuts, smoothie, veggies with hummus or an egg with tomato and basil.
4. Eat most of your food before 4pm making dinner your smallest meal of the day.
5. To satisfy night time sugar cravings mix an extra thick smoothie using frozen berries and eat it with a spoon. I recommend using Vi-Shake mix by ViSalus. 

For awesome smoothie recipes or for more info contact me through my website:

Tara Hunt


Tara Hunt, PTA, MBS, NWS
Before opening a community leading health club in Midland ON (soon to be an Anytime Fitness franchise) Tara worked for the Ministry of Health and Corrections where she provided fitness programs to patients, inmates and staff. 
As respected athlete in multi-sport, triathlon, running and kettlebells, Tara was the first Canadian to win an XTerra Adventure Triathlon in 2000.  She is known for her innovative, motivating and challenging coaching style.  Wife to Ed Hunt, famous solo mountain biker together they have 2 young children.  As trainers and partners they share in the role of providing purpose driven coaching to help others find balance with work, rest and play.

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