The Physical Performance Show: Renee McGregor ‘Fuelling the Endurance Athlete’ Q&A
In episode 297 of The Physical Performance Show Brad Beer shares a conversation with Renee McGregor around all things ‘Fuelling the Endurance Athlete’ Q&A on this expert edition.
Renee McGregor Sports Dietitian specialising in RED, eating disorders, female health and athlete health and performance and author. We recently hosted a live stream event ‘Fuelling the Endurance Athlete’ presented by Renee McGregor, it was a huge success and as always our live stream events, the Q&A section presents a fantastic opportunity for the exchange of information specific to people’s needs.
On this episode you’ll hear some of the wonderful questions that Renee received during the ‘Fuelling the Endurance Athlete’ livestream.
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Listen in as we delve into the following:
- How does carbohydrate availability and fuelling change for menopausal women/premenopausal women still looking to make performance gains in running
- Athletes with weight gain and low energy availability (LEA)
- Fuelling before morning sessions and how fasted runs affects an hormonal balance
- How to balance not putting on weight and fuelling well
- Training the body to burn fat
- How should athletes calculate their intake/exercise/diet…..(tracking)
- Suggestion on Blood Work
- How many calories or grams of carbohydrate would one need to be considered in the red s zone
- How to determine fat free mass
- Is appetite a good indicator of Energy Availability?
- Correcting REDs for athletes
- Testosterone deficiency
- RED-S on breastfeeding and new mothers
- Nutrition on Menstrual Cycle
- Fuelling needs in adolescents
- FSH LS Estrogen and Progesterone levels
- Best way to fuel athletes with gastric bypass
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“The use of HRT becomes very important for woman during the menopausal years.”
“Learning to work alongside your body is really important. “
“The more they cut back on carbohydrates, the more stress their body goes under and the more resistant it becomes.”
“Two things in weight loss”
1. A very small deficit can start to create sustainable weight loss
2. Go back to resistance training
“There is a difference between perfectionism and driven.”
“In order to be a balanced individual you need to balance all those different human needs that we have.”
“It takes up to 72 hours for our bodies to catch up after hard hard training.”
“Directing and guiding is what makes you a good practitioner.”
To follow Renee McGregor
Episode 258 of The Physical Performance Show featuring Renee McGregor: Leading Sports Dietitian & Author, ‘Fuelling for Health & Performance’
03:08 Intro script from Renee
05:32 How does carbohydrate availability and fuelling change for menopausal women/premenopausal women still looking to make performance gains in running
10:47 Athletes with weight gain and low energy availability (LEA)
12:20 Fuelling before morning sessions and how fasted runs affects an hormonal balance
16:00 How to balance not putting on weight and fuelling well
19:40 Training the body to burn fat
23:12 How should athletes calculate their intake/exercise/diet…..(tracking)
32:20 Suggestion on Blood Work
33:48 How many calories or grams of carbohydrate would one need to be considered in the RED-S zone
36:02 How to determine fat free mass
39:25 Is appetite a good indicator of Energy Availability?
42:01 Correcting RED-S for athletes
44:01 Testosterone deficiency
46:10 Energy intake for energy balance
49:45 RED-S on breastfeeding and new mothers
52:03 Difference between RED-S and overtraining syndrome
53:40 Nutrition on Menstrual Cycle
57:00 Fuelling needs in adolescents
58:28 What point to investigate FSH LS Estrogen and Progesterone levels
1:00:36 Best way to fuel athletes with gastric bypass