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David Gillick is best known as one of Ireland’s leading athletes, and his successful career depended hugely on his ability to maintain peak performance.

 

In this, his debut book, David shares a variety of nutritious recipes and how he learned to use food as an integral part of his success.

 

In the cookbook, the author explains just why learning about nutrition and creating his own recipes became a hugely important part of his life and admits that the nutrition world is a minefield: “One week we’re told to eat a certain diet, but the next week it’s something else. Diets nowadays sound like a restriction and a timeframe. It gets too confusing and people just don’t know what to eat.”

 

David himself has tried man diets, including gluten and paleo. They all have their merits, but personally he feels that a balance works well as long as the main focus is on real, unprocessed food. In fact, keeping food simple and straightforward is sustainable and easier to maintain in the long run.

 

David’s new cookbook aims to give readers an insight into his approach to foods, some tips on building a balanced dish and, of course, many of his favourites. The section on lunches will be of particular interest to mums, as it is perfect for those with busy schedules.

 

Published by Mercier Press, it is available now.

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