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August 04, 2021

I often get asked for advice on how to use Chia Charge so I thought I'd share my advice in one place.

1. Practice makes perfect

The best advice that I apply to any piece of kit is the same for nutrition: try Chia Charge out during your training, rather than for the first time in an important event. You wouldn’t change your brand of trainers before an important race without training in them and nutrition is the same.

2. Find the bar that works for you

Our flapjacks come in many different flavours so pick up a sample pack (or vegan sample pack) to find your favourite. Having a snack which you love the taste of will mean that it leaves you feeling better mentally as well as physically. 

Try the sample pack for just £14.99 with FREE TRACKED DELIVERY

3. Know when to eat and how much

I’ve eaten the flapjacks at all sorts of times, and again it's different for lots of people. Before a long trail run or marathon I would eat one in the 90-30 minute window before the start and take a couple with me. I would eat one bar over the course of 60-90 minutes, taking a bite every 15 or 20 minutes. Typical nutritional advice advises that we will only make use of 300-400 calories consumed during activity. Putting more food in to your system than this may at best be a waste of time and energy, especially if you are carrying your own fuel, at worst it might cause you some discomfort as your body tries to process food and keep you moving at the same time.

I hope that gives you a bit of the advice, if there's anything else I can help with please email me at timtaylor@chiacharge.co.uk or DM us on Instagram @chiacharge