5 Questions with a Gym Nutritionist

1 Could you describe the new-age body image in a sentence?

 

Toned & Curvy Female Body

2 Give us 1 VIT ( Very Important Tip ) for all the gym bunnies out there.

 

The first 20′ after your training sessions are crucial. Have a nutritious snack to help your body recover. A few suggestions: A glass of milk and a banana OR 1 glass of orange juice and a few unsalted nuts OR a glass of buttermilk and 2-3 crackers.

3 Hydration: Do we all need the same amount of water to be healthy? And what do I do if I hate plain water?

 

No, we don’t! It depends on how much excersise you get as well as your age and individual needs. If you hate drinking water I suggest that you add 4 tbs honey, 1/8 tsp salt and 60ml orange juice to 1 litre of plain water and sip on that.

4 Protein Shakes, Energy Bars, Boost Gels. Waste-of-Money-Marketing or necessity?

 

I believe that they are only necessary when it comes to pro-athletes, such as body-builders, that need to get  a high percentage of nutrients fast and maybe to individuals that work out intensively and don’t manage to cover the necessary protein intake though their diet mainly due to a lack of time.

5 The world is about to end and you can only save one type of sandwich. Which one?

 

It would have to be a turkey-cheese-letuce-tomato sandwich on a whole wheat baguette ( it combines protein with natural fresh ingredients and it will help you feel fuller, longer.)

 

Xenia lives in Thessaloniki,Greece. She is a certified  nutritionist-dietitian. She specializes in Sports Nutrition.

Get her advice and pick her brain by visiting Gym Olympion where she works as a gym nutritionist for the past 3 years.

Chelf’s Note:

The views and opinions expressed in this interview are those of the interviewee.  This is a vegan friendly blog. However, all opinions are equal and respected, this Chelfdom is a place where freedom of expression is highly valued.

Cheers!

31 Comments

  • Ankita June 22, 2017 at 8:00 am

    Great help..wasn’t knowing about boost gels.. looking forward to see some more nutritionist tips 🙂

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr June 22, 2017 at 1:06 pm

      Boost gels are usually recommended to marathon runners. It’s a fast and easy way to get a boost.

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  • Stefanie June 22, 2017 at 8:10 am

    That´s a very interesting post! Especially the part about drinking and the proteine shakes!

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr June 22, 2017 at 1:05 pm

      Thank you for stopping by!

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  • Mel June 22, 2017 at 8:14 am

    Very interesting post! Now I’m craving for some sandwich. 🙂

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr June 22, 2017 at 1:05 pm

      Always in the mood for a good sandwich

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  • Sheri June 22, 2017 at 9:30 am

    This is lovely. Fun, upbeat and great information. I need to be drinking more water for sure. I try to add lemon and mint to make it taste better.

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr June 22, 2017 at 1:04 pm

      Mint is a great addition! I’m going to try that today in the hopes of me managing to drink 500ml of water after training for 2,5 hours!

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  • Ania Travels June 22, 2017 at 10:34 am

    Great post. I always love reading about health and fitness. It’s so interesting that we don’t need the same amount of water. Thanks for sharing

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr June 22, 2017 at 1:03 pm

      Apparently we don’t! I don’t even feel bad anymore 😉

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  • Bridget June 22, 2017 at 11:58 am

    This was a fun post to read. I’m always interested in healthy eating tips!

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr June 22, 2017 at 1:03 pm

      She gave some great tips indeed!

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  • John K June 22, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    More and more interesting in every post for your blog… (Especially if your post is not exclusively for women 😛😛😛)

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr June 22, 2017 at 7:36 pm

      Thanks John!

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  • Tasheena @ SimplyTasheena.com June 22, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    These are wonderful tips and information. It’s wonderful to get the persecutive of a gym nutritionist.

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr June 22, 2017 at 7:36 pm

      Indeed!

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  • Amber Myers June 22, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    This is so helpful! I know my eating habit are pretty awful, but I’m working on getting better. I always add lemon to my water and that helps with the taste.

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr June 22, 2017 at 7:35 pm

      I struggle with my water intake as well

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  • Chemady June 22, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    This sound amazing. I love drinking water often. I even prefer more intake of water than food.

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr June 23, 2017 at 7:13 am

      Lucky you!

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  • Charlotte June 22, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    I have used boost bells before as someone with IBS when I am not absorbing much from food they can help me in the short term to keep going! I love drinking water too but it has to be really icy cold filtered water for me to drink it!

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  • jhilmil June 22, 2017 at 11:41 pm

    Oh.. Great to know of the last sandwich which should be consumed & the water -honey mixture to drink! This was absolutely fab!

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  • Ola June 23, 2017 at 2:55 am

    I value registered dietitians and think they are sorely underutilized. I’ll try to practice suggestion #2, to have a post workout snack no more than 20 minutes after a workout

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr June 23, 2017 at 7:12 am

      I should try to be more mindful with that too

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  • Christie Brown June 23, 2017 at 2:59 am

    I’m really focussing on diet and exercise this year so this was very helpful to read! I’ve always wondered about protein powders, etc. Now I know. 🙂

    Christie’s Take on Life.  xx

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr June 23, 2017 at 7:11 am

      Good Luck Christie, I’m sure you’ll do great!

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  • David Elliott June 23, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    I never would have thought what kind of sandwich I would want to save. Now you have me stumped. Ah well! I agree that there is not a set amount of water. Each person needs different amounts.

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  • Kusum June 26, 2017 at 2:14 am

    Nice tips! I love your first answer, I wish more people believed that.

    xx, Kusum | http://www.sveeteskapes.com

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  • Marilyn - Social Butterfly June 26, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    OH, I have to try out the water recipe. That sounds very helpful to a recovering body after working out lol. Great answers you shared, thanks.

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  • Ivanna August 4, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    Great advice, I think these are questions people normally have.

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr August 4, 2017 at 5:59 pm

      very true!

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