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“IT’S NOT FOR ME TO BE SUPER SUCCESSFUL… I WANT TO INSPIRE PEOPLE”

ANDY LEWIS, THOUGHT HIS CAREER WAS OVER WHEN HE LOST HIS LEG AFTER A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT – BUT NOW THE BRITISH GOLD-WINNING PARATRIATHLETE IS WORKING HARD TO INSPIRE OTHERS AND PROVE THAT ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE…

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Speaking to him today, you’d never think that Andy Lewis had once been so depressed. But after a motorcycle accident left him with lifechanging injuries, the British Paratriathlete felt his future had slipped away.

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It’s a strange thing, our relationship with food. We tuck into our favourite snacks and meals to reward ourselves, cheer ourselves up and celebrate special occasions. Mealtimes can be something to look forward to after a tough day or training session, an opportunity to share quality time with loved ones. For me, food is associated with homeliness and family, but also with health and wellbeing. Fuelling my body nutritiously gives me enormous satisfaction – it gives me a feeling of control, knowing I’m supporting my health and my running. But because of such emotional associations, our relationship with food can become very complex. And, in some cases, even detrimental to health. Over the coming pages, we look at a number of topics surrounding nutrition. From the highly emotive issue of eating disorders (page 30), to the growing trend of going meat-free (page 62), we give you the facts to help you make sense of how your diet impacts your training and heath – mental and physical. If you are moving to a vegetarian or vegan diet, you’ll find heaps of expert advice on everything from getting the right protein intake to vitamin and mineral deficiencies – and even a seven-day, meat-free meal planner (page 69). Of course, there’s lots of non-food content, too, including one feature guaranteed to get you out the door, even for just 15 minutes (page 44).