Nourishing Success: A Deep Dive into Performance Nutrition with Daniel Davey

Daniel Davey is known for his vast experience with top-tier athletes from Leinster Rugby and the Dublin senior footballers, Daniel has etched his name prominently in the landscape of nutrition and its role in fostering peak performance.

We discussed an array of topics, including Daniels’s latest perspectives on nutrition, wellness, longevity, and the complexities of nurturing a fulfilling, healthy holistic lifestyle.

We delved into Daniel’s recent book, “Eat Up: The Next Level”, unpacking his expertise in crafting personalized nutrition plans aimed at achieving specific lifestyle and performance goals. Our conversation also expanded to explore Daniel’s philosophy and approach to life, performance, overcoming setbacks, and how to follow your passions with a sense of curiosity.

In this conversation, Daniel shared his insights on the importance of a strong mind-body connection, balance and consistency and how a mindfulness practice can play a key role in boosting performance and overall health. His unique perspective highlighted the connection between nutrition, mindset, and achieving success in different aspects of life.

Daniel’s expertise gave us valuable insight into these emerging trends, such as functional foods, a fascinating development in food science that offers health benefits extending beyond basic nutrition and sustainable food production, challenging traditional perspectives and encouraging a holistic approach to food, health, and lifestyle choices. 


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03:15 The motivation to writing his latest book “Eat Up: The Next Level”

11:04 The power of writing stuff down

16:16 Moving from professional to personal

20:02 Basing Dan’s work around his values

22:34 Balancing the commercial aspect versus working authentically

31:57 Dan’s process for making big decisions 

37:44 What it’s like working with the public as opposed to elite athletes

41:49 The importance of the mind-body connection in Dan’s working

46:39 The role of mindset in nutrition

51:19 The role of genetic testing

58:35 Function foods

01:03:29 Unlearning negative associations with food from our youth

01:09:14 The sustainable and environmental impact of our food choices

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