Flex Diet Podcast

S2_EP_7 Female Athletes and Eating to Fuel Performance with Dr. Susan Kleiner

Episode Summary

Dr. Mike T Nelson and Dr. Susan Kleiner discuss the importance of fueling training for a long and meaningful athletic career, especially with females. Learn how to coach athletes to overcome fears/obstacles regarding food.

Episode Notes

Prevalence of female (and male) athletes who under-eat

Where the notion that females don’t burn calories at the elite level in the same way as males began

Principle of low energy availability and relative energy deficiency in sport (REDS)

Coaching an athlete to eat more

Red flags to look for as a coach/trainer

When to refer the client to a specialist

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