The Eat for Endurance Podcast

Claire Shorenstein, MS RD CSSD CDN

The Eat for Endurance podcast features Board-Certified Sports Dietitian Claire Shorenstein (MS RD CSSD CDN) and her nutrition tips for longevity in life and in sport. Through a combination of Nutrition Profiles featuring high-performing athletes, interviews with fellow Sports Dietitians on their areas of expertise, and occasional solo episodes, Claire hopes to inspire her listeners in their own training and fueling and demonstrate that there is no one-size-fits-all nutrition approach towards optimal health and performance.

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Zion 100 Nutrition Recap with Sports Dietitian Julie Shobe
16-05-2024
Zion 100 Nutrition Recap with Sports Dietitian Julie Shobe
Welcome to Episode 90 of the Eat for Endurance Podcast, featuring sports dietitian and ultra runner Julie Shobe, MS RDN. Julie is a second-time guest on the show, and I brought her back to tell me all about her recent Zion 100 mile finish. In case you missed it, we did an in-depth episode (number 69) all about how to fuel an ultra marathon. So think of today's episode as a sequel, where instead of general ultra nutrition advice we talk specifically about how Julie created her own fueling plan, what that looked like during training, and how everything played out for her on race day. And as we all know when it comes to these longer endurance events, things rarely go according to plan! A large reason why Julie wanted to do a 100 miler was to have that personal experience for her client work, since she had never run one before. She shares all the lessons she learned, including things about her nutrition that surprised her, what didn’t go as well as she had hoped, plus some funny stories. We also go off on a few tangents, and even touch on the recent drama about Spring Energy’s Awesome Sauce. I hope you enjoy this episode and find it useful, especially for those of you training for ultras! I want to give a quick shout out to this episode's sponsor, CurraNZ, a capsule-based supplement made from New Zealand blackcurrants. It’s Informed Sport certified and backed by over 50 published research studies, supporting potential benefits to recovery, gut health, performance, and more. If you'd like to try their product, get 20% off your first pack of capsules with code EforEndurance! Links & Announcements:Follow Julie on Instagram (@ultra.running.nutrition)Watch this episode on my YouTube page Purchase my NEW Peak Performance courseCheck out my other free and for-purchase offeringsSign up for my email list to download my FREE fueling before exercise guideFill out a new client inquiry form if you’re interested in 1:1 nutrition coachingJoin my Patreon community to support the pod while getting free merch, special discounts, and other perksPlease subscribe or follow the show and rate/review it wherever you listenGet in touch at claire@eatforendurance.com.Music Credit: Joseph McDadeDisclaimer – all information provided is for educational and entertainment purposes only and is in no way meant to replace individual medical and nutrition recommendationsSupport the Show.Thanks for listening! Follow me on Instagram and Facebook (@eatforendurance).
Nutrition for Mountain Athletes with Sports Dietitian Alyssa Leib
02-05-2024
Nutrition for Mountain Athletes with Sports Dietitian Alyssa Leib
Welcome to Episode 89 of the Eat for Endurance Podcast, featuring Alyssa Leib, MS RD of Peak to Peak Nutrition. Today, we’re chatting about sports nutrition for mountain athletes, with a spotlight on climbers. Alyssa is herself a trail runner and climber, and I had a ton of questions about climbing as it’s most definitely not my sport, plus I’m always eager to learn from other sports RDs who specialize in different niches than mine. I thought it would be fun to chat about how nutrition for climbing compares to nutrition for other mountain sports including trail running and mountaineering because as you can imagine, the nutrition concepts are the same, but the logistics and practical considerations are VERY different. I also find it really fascinating to learn about how sporting cultures compare and contrast, especially when it comes to fueling. We discuss this in detail, and it should come as no surprise that one of the main issues we see among endurance athletes - chronic underfueling - is a major problem in the climbing world too.  Even though we spend a good chunk of the episode chatting about nutrition strategies for climbing specifically, most of our discussion is relevant to all mountain athletes. Alyssa also answers one of my burning questions that I’m SURE you all want to know too - what do climbers do if they have to go to the bathroom?!  Thanks for listening, and I hope you enjoy the episode!Links & Announcements:Follow Alyssa on InstagramWatch this episode on my YouTube page Purchase my NEW Peak Performance courseCheck out my other free and for-purchase offeringsSign up for my email list to download my FREE Fueling Before Exercise Guide and to receive my monthly newsletterFill out a new client inquiry form if you’re interested in 1:1 nutrition coachingJoin my Patreon community to support the pod while getting free merch, special discounts, and other perksPlease subscribe or follow the show and rate/review it wherever you listenGet in touch at claire@eatforendurance.com.Music Credit: Joseph McDadeDisclaimer – all information provided is for educational and entertainment purposes only and is in no way meant to replace individual medical and nutrition recommendationsSupport the Show.Thanks for listening! Follow me on Instagram and Facebook (@eatforendurance).
Athlete Nutrition Profile: Recreational Distance Runner Trey Duncan
18-04-2024
Athlete Nutrition Profile: Recreational Distance Runner Trey Duncan
Welcome to Episode 88 of the Eat for Endurance Podcast, featuring recreational distance runner Trey Duncan. Trey is a former nutrition client of mine, and he recently ran 2:57 and placed second in his age group at the LA marathon. What a different place he is in now compared to just two years ago, when he was suffering from years of alcohol abuse and was about to enter rehab. Trey originally contacted me for nutrition coaching in August 2022, right after he got sober. He had started distance running again and needed a major overhaul of his everyday diet (he was underweight and underfueled), a lot of education surrounding performance nutrition especially for his longer runs, and tons of work on other things like sleep and stress management. I also recommended him to a coach so that he could train smarter, as he was prone to overtraining. Trey would occasionally get in touch after we stopped working together to share some wins with his running, and most recently he texted me about his LA marathon results. After we caught up for a bit, he sent me a photo of him passed out on the streets of LA from just two years ago along with a photo from his recent marathon finish. That’s what prompted me to ask him to come on the show to share his powerful story. If you are struggling or have ever struggled with any form of addiction, I hope his story resonates and helps to show just how dramatically life can change over a relatively short period of time. Announcements:Watch this episode on my YouTube page Purchase my NEW Peak Performance courseCheck out my other free and for-purchase offeringsSign up for my email list to download my FREE winter fueling guide and receive my monthly newsletter filled with nutrition tips, recipes and special discountsFill out a new client inquiry form if you’re interested in 1:1 nutrition coachingJoin my Patreon community to support the pod while getting free merch, special discounts, and other perksPlease subscribe or follow the show and rate/review it wherever you listenGet in touch at claire@eatforendurance.com.Music Credit: Joseph McDadeDisclaimer – all information provided is for educational and entertainment purposes only and is in no way meant to replace individual medical and nutrition recommendationsSupport the Show.Thanks for listening! Follow me on Instagram and Facebook (@eatforendurance).
Personalized Hydration with Sports Dietitian Colette Vartanian
04-04-2024
Personalized Hydration with Sports Dietitian Colette Vartanian
Welcome to Episode 87 of the Eat for Endurance Podcast, featuring Colette Vartanian (MS RD), a sports dietitian and the Athlete Care Manager over at Skratch Labs. Today, Colette and I are chatting about personalized hydration. It’s been awhile since I did a dedicated hydration episode, so I figured it was time to revisit this important topic, especially as the weather warms up. We discuss key hydration concepts and strategies, including how to identify fluid and sodium needs during exercise, the role of thirst, prehydration vs hyperhydration/preloading, various methods of sweat rate and sweat composition testing, how to adjust your hydration plan for different weather conditions, and SO much more. If you’re fairly new to my podcast or you just happened to miss it, Episode 52 with Andy Blow, the co-founder of Precision Hydration, is another great episode that deep dives into hydration. There's some overlap with today's show, but we also cover many other aspects of hydration, including a more in depth discussion of hydration basics, so it's a great starting point if you're looking to gain a better understanding of this topic. FYI, this episode is NOT sponsored by Skratch, but I really like their products and always enjoy connecting with my dietitian colleagues. If you’re interested in trying Skratch products, you can use the 20% discount link that I provide to my nutrition clients - EATFORENDURANCE20 (this is an affiliate link, so you can shop while helping to support the pod). Thanks for listening and I hope you find this episode helpful!Links & Resources:Follow Colette on InstagramTry Skratch using my affiliate 20% discount code EATFORENDURANCE20 Check out my YouTube page to watch this episodeCheck out my NEW performance nutrition digital downloads hereSign up for my email list to receive my monthly newsletter filled with nutrition tips, recipes and special discountsJoin my Patreon community to support the pod while getting free merch, special discounts, and other perksPlease follow/subscribe to the show and give the podcast a 5 star rating and review wherever you listenHave nutrition questions, a guest or topic request, or any other feedback? Email me - claire@eatforendurance.com.Music Credit: Joseph McDadeDisclaimer – all information provided is for educational and entertainment purposes only and is in no way meant to replace individual medical and nutrition recommendationsSupport the Show.Thanks for listening! Follow me on Instagram and Facebook (@eatforendurance).
Deep Dive into Cortisol with Sports Dietitian, Dana Eshelman
21-03-2024
Deep Dive into Cortisol with Sports Dietitian, Dana Eshelman
Welcome to Episode 86 of the Eat for Endurance Podcast, featuring fellow Sports Dietitian and endurance athlete Dana Eshelman (MS RD CSSD), founder of A Dash of Dana Performance Nutrition. Today, Dana and I are chatting about the hormone cortisol (aka "the stress hormone") and how it relates to health and performance in endurance athletes. We were brainstorming topics and landed on this one, as we both frequently see our active clients burning the candle at both ends with training, work, family, and other aspects of their busy lives. They’re often under fueling, whether intentionally or unintentionally, dealing with mental and physical stress, and not sleeping enough, and this obviously does not produce good outcomes.If you’ve ever been curious about cortisol and how it ties into all of the above, tune into this episode. I provide tons of background on how cortisol functions in the body, and then Dana and I dive into how and why things go off track and what you can do about it.  I hope you find it useful!Links & Resources:Dana’s Website: https://www.adashofdana.us/Follow Dana on InstagramAnnouncements:Watch this episode on my YouTube page Purchase my NEW Peak Performance courseCheck out my other free and for-purchase offeringsSign up for my email list to download my FREE winter fueling guide and receive my monthly newsletter filled with nutrition tips, recipes and special discountsFill out a new client inquiry form if you’re interested in 1:1 nutrition coachingJoin my Patreon community to support the pod while getting free merch, special discounts, and other perksPlease subscribe or follow the show and rate/review it wherever you listenGet in touch at claire@eatforendurance.com.Music Credit: Joseph McDadeDisclaimer – all information provided is for educational and entertainment purposes only and is in no way meant to replace individual medical and nutrition recommendationsSupport the Show.Thanks for listening! Follow me on Instagram and Facebook (@eatforendurance).
Athlete Nutrition Profile: Recreational ultrarunner Janet Cunningham
07-03-2024
Athlete Nutrition Profile: Recreational ultrarunner Janet Cunningham
Welcome to Episode 85 of the Eat for Endurance Podcast, featuring back of the pack trail and ultra runner Janet Cunningham. Janet is a mental health professional and a fan of the podcast, and she reached out to me awhile back to share her nutrition story. You all enjoy the professional athletes I have on here, but many of you have asked for me to interview more recreational athletes as well, since they are often a bit more relatable. Janet has had quite the journey with her nutrition and athletic pursuits, and like all of us, she is still on that journey. She started out swimming and rowing as a teenager and young adult, and discovered running and eventually ultra running about five years ago. Janet discusses her struggles with body image, overcoming REDS and injuries, how important community and individual support has been to her recovery and athletic success, and much more. I hope you enjoy her story - and if you would like to share yours with me, get in touch!Before we dive in, I’m excited to share that this episode is brought to you by my brand new course, Peak Performance for Endurance Athletes: Your Ultimate Guide to Strategic Fueling. This 7-part self-paced, prerecorded course is packed with evidence based, easy to understand information with tons of visuals covering everyday nutrition, hydration, fueling before, during and after exercise, training the gut and troubleshooting common fueling issues, navigating the confusing and at times harmful world of supplementation, and preparing for race day. This is the culmination of my ten years as a sports dietitian as well as my 30 plus years as an athlete, and I am so excited to share it with you. Early bird pricing ends on March 10th! You can grab a link to the course below. Any questions, please reach out!Links & Announcements:Watch this episode on my YouTube page Purchase my NEW Peak Performance courseCheck out my other free and for-purchase offeringsSign up for my email list to download my FREE winter fueling guide and receive my monthly newsletter filled with nutrition tips, recipes and special discountsFill out a new client inquiry form if you’re interested in 1:1 nutrition coachingJoin my Patreon community to support the pod while getting free merch, special discounts, and other perksPlease subscribe or follow the show and rate/review it wherever you listenHave nutrition questions, a guest or topic request, or any other feedback? Email me - claire@eatforendurance.com.Music Credit: Joseph McDadeDisclaimer – all information provided is for educational and entertainment purposes only and is in no way meant to replace individual medical and nutrition recommendationsSupport the Show.Thanks for listening! Follow me on Instagram and Facebook (@eatforendurance).
Joy is a Nutrient with Sports Dietitian Dawn Jackson Blatner
22-02-2024
Joy is a Nutrient with Sports Dietitian Dawn Jackson Blatner
Welcome to episode 84 of the Eat for Endurance podcast, featuring fellow sports dietitian Dawn Jackson Blatner (RDN, CSSD). Dawn is all about “positive nutrition” and the idea that “joy is a nutrient,” which really captured my attention, as I send similar messaging to my clients. I encourage them to fuel themselves fully so they can feel good, perform well, and just as importantly, have FUN. Because no one is having fun when they’re tired, underfed, injured, sick, burnt out, or not supporting and appreciating their body in other ways.    If you're rolling your eyes and wondering, what on earth does joy have to do with nutrition, health, and athletic performance?! Listen to this episode and learn. Dawn’s own struggles motivated her to develop skills to access more joy, and she realized through this process just how impactful joy can be as a success strategy when applied to all parts of her life, including nutrition and lifestyle behaviors. We also discuss how to cultivate body gratitude, combat poor body image, achieve one’s “best” weight, incorporate more play and simplicity into the everyday, what to do when joy feels out of reach, and SO much more. To be clear, we're not saying that every moment is joyful and fun - of course not! I have little kids and live a real life with plenty of tough moments, and I’ve had my fair share of crappy workouts and races. We're also not telling you to put on a fake smile. But we can all slow down enough that we catch and appreciate geniune moments of joy, while also being kinder to our bodies and fueling ourselves in a way that supports health and feels good.  This is one of my favorite episodes, and I hope you love it as much as I do. Links:Dawn’s Website: https://www.dawnjacksonblatner.com/Follow her on Instagram (@djblatner)Check out my YouTube page to watch this episodeCheck out my NEW digital downloads and upcoming course hereSign up for my email list to receive my monthly newsletter filled with nutrition tips, recipes and special discountsJoin my Patreon community to support the pod while getting free merch, special discounts, and other perksPlease give the podcast a 5 star rating and review wherever you listenHave nutrition questions, a guest or topic request, or any other feedback? Email me - claire@eatforendurance.com.Music Credit: Joseph McDadeDisclaimer – all information provided is for educational and entertainment purposes only and is in no way meant to replace individual medical and nutrition recommendationsSupport the Show.Thanks for listening! Follow me on Instagram and Facebook (@eatforendurance).
Athlete Nutrition Profile - Jonathan Levitt
08-02-2024
Athlete Nutrition Profile - Jonathan Levitt
Welcome to Episode 83 of the Eat for Endurance Podcast, featuring Jonathan Levitt. Jonathan is based in Bolder, Colorado and wears many different hats as a runner, podcast host of For the Long Run, and senior sales executive over at Inside Tracker.We had an awesome conversation on all things running and nutrition, and went off on more than a few tangents, which always makes for a fun episode. I particularly loved hearing about what Jonathan has learned from interviewing over 300 podcast guests, and talking about the many iterations of “Boulder average” that he’s encountered since moving out West. I’m also very curious to hear about his N of 1 40-day experiment with ketones, which we chat about towards the end.Thanks for spending some time with me Jonathan and I hope you all enjoy this one!P.S. Exciting news - I finally started to record these interviews as video and audio, so if you prefer to watch your podcasts, head on over to my YouTube page! My previous 82 episodes are also available over there, but with a static image. Links & Resources:For the Long Run website: https://forthelong.run/Instagram: Follow @forthelrpod and @jwlevittAnnouncements:Check out my YouTube page to watch this episodeCheck out my NEW performance nutrition digital downloads hereSign up for my email list to receive my monthly newsletter filled with nutrition tips, recipes and special discountsJoin my Patreon community to support the pod while getting free merch, special discounts, and other perksPlease give the podcast a 5 star rating and review wherever you listenHave nutrition questions, a guest or topic request, or any other feedback? Email me - claire@eatforendurance.com.Music Credit: Joseph McDadeDisclaimer – all information provided is for educational and entertainment purposes only and is in no way meant to replace individual medical and nutrition recommendationsSupport the Show.Thanks for listening! Follow me on Instagram and Facebook (@eatforendurance).
Athlete Nutrition Profile - Professional Surfer Tessa Timmons
25-01-2024
Athlete Nutrition Profile - Professional Surfer Tessa Timmons
Welcome to Episode 82 of the Eat for Endurance Podcast, featuring Tessa Timmons, a professional long-board surfer with O’Neill. I know this show is mostly focused on endurance athletes, but I love talking to athletes in different sports and learning about their nutrition journeys. So today is one of those episodes! As you guys know, I grew up in Santa Cruz, a major surfing town, but I never surfed here. The only time I attempted to surf was in Hawaii and let’s just say, it’s NOT my sport. But I love to watch it, and I’ve worked with many clients who are recreational surfers, so it was only a matter of time until I featured a surfer on my show! Tessa technically lives in California, but it’s hard to pin her down. She frequently travels the globe chasing waves and at the time of our recording, she had just gotten back from a VERY long surfing adventure across Asia and Africa. Tessa and I covered so much in this episode. We discussed surfing culture and the differences between short and long board surfing, growing up as 1 of 11 siblings, struggles with nutrition and body image as a model and surfer, her dreams of turning pro and how that came about, how she fuels (and sometimes doesn’t fuel) her surfing, how her nutrition changes when traveling around the world, and so much more.I loved chatting with Tessa, and I hope you enjoy this break from the world of endurance.Links:Follow Tessa on InstagramWatch her surf Announcements:Support the podcast by purchasing my new merch! Please give the podcast a 5 star rating and review, and share it with your friends!Sign up for my email list to download my FREE Winter Fueling Guide and also receive my monthly newsletter filled with nutrition tips, recipes and moreIf you can afford to support the show financially, please visit my Patreon page to make a donationHave nutrition questions, a guest or topic request, or any other feedback? Email me - claire@eatforendurance.com.Music Credit: Joseph McDadeDisclaimer – all information provided is for educational and entertainment purposes only and is in no way meant to replace individual medical and nutrition recommendationsSupport the Show.Thanks for listening! Follow me on Instagram and Facebook (@eatforendurance).
Metabolic Efficiency Training with Sports Dietitian Bob Seebohar
11-01-2024
Metabolic Efficiency Training with Sports Dietitian Bob Seebohar
Happy New Year and welcome to Episode 81 of the Eat for Endurance Podcast! Today Sports Dietitian Bob Seebohar (MS RD CSSD CSCS) of eNRG Performance joins me on the show to chat all about Metabolic Efficiency Training (MET), a concept that he created in the early 2000s. MET can be defined as a systematic nutrition and exercise approach to improving the body's ability to use its internal stores of nutrients, specifically carbohydrates and fat. It’s also a way to optimize your blood sugar through proper periodization of food, using a non-diet approach. We explore this concept in great detail, talk about what nutrition periodization for athletes looks like in everyday and performance nutrition, and discuss how you can test for metabolic efficiency. This was a fantastic conversation and I hope you all enjoy it and find it useful!Links:Bob’s Website: https://www.enrgperformance.com/Follow Bob on Instagram and eNRG performance on InstagramCheck out Bob’s podcast, Inside Sports Nutrition Announcements:Support the podcast by purchasing my new merch! Please give the podcast a 5 star rating and review, and share it with your friends!If you can afford to support the show financially, please visit my Patreon page to make a donationHave nutrition questions, a guest or topic request, or any other feedback? Email me - claire@eatforendurance.com.Music Credit: Joseph McDadeDisclaimer – all information provided is for educational and entertainment purposes only and is in no way meant to replace individual medical and nutrition recommendationsSupport the Show.Thanks for listening! Follow me on Instagram and Facebook (@eatforendurance).
Peak Performance for Endurance Athletes (Sneak Peek!)
21-12-2023
Peak Performance for Endurance Athletes (Sneak Peek!)
Welcome to Episode 80 of the Eat for Endurance Podcast, and my last episode of 2023!As you may have heard in my previous episodes, I’ve been working on a new self-paced course called Peak Performance for Endurance Athletes: Your Ultimate Guide to Strategic Fueling. I thought it would be fun to give you all a FREE sneak peek, so I've recorded the first module for you all to enjoy. The course itself will include detailed slides with lots of visuals and a video of me speaking, plus downloads at the end, so keep that in mind when you listen to the audio only. I have a few more modules to finish, and then I will record the whole course (today is just me presenting to you and isn’t the actual course recording). And even since I recorded this episode, I've already added a couple more slides to Module 1, so you'll get some additional great info. My goal is to release the full course by early February, so stay tuned for that if you’re interested.  Since this is my last episode of the year,  I want to wish everyone a very Happy Holidays. I hope you are all able to take some time for yourself to celebrate, whether that’s with loved ones, out in nature, or doing whatever else makes you happy, and of course with plenty of good food. Thank you for being a part of my community and for supporting the show! It means a lot.Alright, Module 1 of Peak Performance for Endurance Athletes - let’s do this! Links & Announcements:Join my email list to download my FREE winter fueling guide, get my monthly newsletter, and find out when my course Peak Performance goes live! Support the show by purchasing one of my awesome Trucker hats (BOCO Gear) or stickersDon’t want merch? Support the show over on my Patreon page to make a donationYou can also support the show without spending money by following or subscribing to the show wherever you listen, giving it a 5 star rating, and writing a reviewMusic Credit: Joseph McDadeDisclaimer – all information provided is for educational and entertainment purposes only and is in no way meant to replace individual medical and nutrition recommendationsSupport the Show.Thanks for listening! Follow me on Instagram and Facebook (@eatforendurance).
Athlete Nutrition Profile - Endurance athlete, scientist, and entrepreneur, Simon Donato
07-12-2023
Athlete Nutrition Profile - Endurance athlete, scientist, and entrepreneur, Simon Donato
Welcome to Episode 79 of the Eat for Endurance Podcast, featuring Simon Donato, an endurance athlete, scientist, entrepreneur, and life-long adventure seeker.If you’re not familiar with Simon, he has a really interesting background. He grew up exploring and playing multiple sports, eventually getting into adventure racing while at University. After getting his PhD in Geology, he founded a company called Adventure Science, where he leads teams of Athlete-Explorers on various scientific expeditions in remote parts of the world. He also hosted the TV show Boundless for three seasons, documenting his endurance adventures around the world, and owns Stoked Oats, an oatmeal and granola company.  Simon lives with his family in Canada, and adventures look slightly different now that he has two young kids, but he is still living the adventurer life. I loved hearing all the details of his athletic and nutrition journey, and I hope you do as well. Links & Resources:https://www.stokedoats.com/ - use the code STOKEDEFE on their website for 15% off your purchase. FYI this is an affiliate link, but they did not sponsor this episode - sharing because I enjoy their stuff.https://www.adventurescience.com/Follow Simon on InstagramAnnouncements:Support the podcast by purchasing my new merch! Please give the podcast a 5 star rating and review, and share it with your friends!If you can afford to support the show financially, please visit my Patreon page to make a donationYou can also shop my Amazon storefront or use this affiliate homepage link to do your usual Amazon shoppingHave nutrition questions, a guest or topic request, or any other feedback? Email me - claire@eatforendurance.com.Music Credit: Joseph McDadeDisclaimer – all information provided is for educational and entertainment purposes only and is in no way meant to replace individual medical and nutrition recommendationsSupport the Show.Thanks for listening! Follow me on Instagram and Facebook (@eatforendurance).
Plant-Based Nutrition for Endurance Athletes with Sports Dietitian Kelly Jones
24-11-2023
Plant-Based Nutrition for Endurance Athletes with Sports Dietitian Kelly Jones
Happy Thanksgiving and welcome to Episode 78 of the Eat for Endurance Podcast. Fellow Sports Dietitian Kelly Jones (MS RD CSSD) of Kelly Jones Nutrition returns to the show today to chat with me about plant-based nutrition for endurance athletes. Kelly calls her diet plant-forward, while I am very much a plant-loving omnivore. As this show seeks to demonstrate, there are many different ways to eat to feel good, enjoy life, and perform well, as long as the eating pattern you are following meets your individual energy needs and macro and micro nutrient requirements.Plant-based eating can absolutely work well for endurance athletes, just as omnivorous eating can also work well. It’s worth noting that there are MANY reasons why people choose to include more plants in their diet that have nothing to do with performance. But with the growing popularity of plant-based eating including among endurance athletes, it begs the question - does going vegan or vegetarian improve performance? We’ll of course get into this. You can also check out past interviews I’ve had with high-performing vegan athletes if you’re interested, such as Mike Wardian (Ep. 26, 53), Sage Canaday (Ep 71), and Yassine Diboun (Ep. 34).So if you’re feeling a bit plant-curious and want to learn more, please enjoy my conversation all about plant-based eating and endurance performance with Kelly Jones. Links & Resources:Kelly’s Website: https://kellyjonesnutrition.com/Follow Kelly on InstagramThe Truth About Soy and Cancer (video by RD Whitney English)Announcements:Support the pod by purchasing some of my awesome new merch! Shop here. Join my email list to be notified when my new course, Peak Performance for Endurance Athletes, is released and to get a subscriber only discount!If you can afford to support the show financially, please visit my Patreon page to make a donation Have a guest or topic request? Email me - claire@eatforendurance.com.If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe to, rate and review the show!Music Credit: Joseph McDadeDisclaimer – all information provided is for educational and entertainment purposes only and is in no way meant to replace individual medical and nutrition recommendationsSupport the Show.Thanks for listening! Follow me on Instagram and Facebook (@eatforendurance).
Athlete Nutrition Profile - Pro Beach Volleyball Player Betsi Flint
09-11-2023
Athlete Nutrition Profile - Pro Beach Volleyball Player Betsi Flint
Welcome to Episode 77 of the Eat for Endurance Podcast, featuring Betsi Flint, a professional beach volleyball player on Team USA. Betsi is a 6-time Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) Champion and holds a number of other awards and accolades, including gold and silver medals at several International Volleyball Federation games. She is currently training for the 2024 Paris Olympics and is ranked 9th in the world, after her recent 9th place finish at World Champs! She also has a 2-year old daughter, who joined us a few times throughout the episode, because toddlers definitely don’t care about podcast recordings or locked doors, which is totally fine. I’ve been there myself many times!Betsi and I chat about her nutrition experiences as an athlete training for the Olympics, and the steps she has taken to balance her career and professional dreams with motherhood. We also explore how her nutrition has evolved since she was a younger athlete, including overcoming a period of restrictive, rigid eating behaviors in favor of the more flexible and fully fueled approach she follows today.I hope you enjoy this one and for my fellow busy parent athletes out there, I think you’ll find our discussion helpful and relatable.Links & Resources:Betsi’s Website: https://betsiflint.com/Follow Betsi on InstagramAnnouncements:Please show your support by subscribing to the show, giving it a 5 star rating and review, and sharing it with your friends!If you can afford to support the show financially, please visit my Patreon page You can also buy my new merch, including a BOCO gear trucker hat + sticker You can also shop my Amazon storefront or use this affiliate homepage link to do your usual Amazon shoppingMusic Credit: Joseph McDadeHave nutrition questions, a guest or topic request, or any other feedback? Email me - claire@eatforendurance.comDisclaimer – all information provided is for educational and entertainment purposes only and is in no way meant to replace individual medical and nutrition recommendationsSupport the Show.Thanks for listening! Follow me on Instagram and Facebook (@eatforendurance).
Carb Loading with Sports Dietitian Meghann Featherstun
26-10-2023
Carb Loading with Sports Dietitian Meghann Featherstun
Welcome to Episode 76 of the Eat for Endurance Podcast, featuring fellow sports dietitian and runner Meghann Featherstun (MS RD CSSD) of Featherstone Nutrition. I’ve had carb loading on my list of topics for awhile now, and I couldn’t think of a better dietitian to tackle this one with me than Meghann. She is known for her love of graham crackers, and she literally sells a shirt hat says “carb monster” on it, so I knew she would be down to chat about carbs with me!We touch on Meghann’s background as a clinical turned sports dietitian, as well as her journey to becoming a 2:49 marathoner (we recorded the week after she clocked her PR in Berlin!). Then we dive into ALL things carb loading. This episode will teach you WHY carb loading is beneficial, WHEN carb loading is appropriate (SPOILER - for any race over 90 minutes!), and HOW to do it properly. We will also address many of the common issues that we see as Sports RDs and questions that we frequently get from our athletes. I hope you enjoy this one and find it useful as you prep for the NYC Marathon, or any other endurance events you have coming up in the future!Links & Resources:Meghann’s Website (including her carb loading calculator): https://www.featherstonenutrition.comFollow Meghann on Instagram (@featherstonenutrition)Announcements:Have nutrition questions, a guest or topic request, or any other feedback? Email me - claire@eatforendurance.com.Please show your support by subscribing to the show, giving it a 5 star rating and review, and sharing it with your friends!If you can afford to support the show financially, please visit my Patreon page to make a donationYou can also shop my Amazon storefront or use this affiliate homepage link to do your usual Amazon shoppingMusic Credit: Joseph McDadeDisclaimer – all information provided is for educational and entertainment purposes only and is in no way meant to replace individual medical and nutrition recommendationsSupport the Show.Thanks for listening! Follow me on Instagram and Facebook (@eatforendurance).
Long Course Triathlon Nutrition with Sports Dietitian, Stevie Smith
12-10-2023
Long Course Triathlon Nutrition with Sports Dietitian, Stevie Smith
Welcome to episode 75 of the Eat for Endurance podcast, featuring fellow Sports Dietitian Stevie Smith (MS RD CSSD). Today we’re discussing performance nutrition for triathlon, specifically for the 70.3 and 140.6 distances. Stevie is not only an experienced dietitian, but she has also finished ten full ironman distance triathlons and numerous 70.3 races, so I knew she would be a great RD to cover this topic with me. Many of the sports nutrition principles that we discuss for long distance running, cycling, or other endurance sports like triathlon are the same. We aim for a certain number of grams of carbs per hour, we have to replace sweat losses with water and electrolytes, train the gut, eat adequately day to day, and so much more. But we DO need to change our specific nutrition strategies from sport to sport, and this episode addresses the nutrition challenges that are unique to long-course triathlon.   I realize this episode is coming out right as the tri season is wrapping up and with Kona in a couple days, but hopefully you find it useful and have some things to think about for your training next year.  Links & Resources:Stevie’s Website: https://stevielynrd.com/Follow on Instagram (@stevielynlyn)Announcements:Have nutrition questions, a guest or topic request, or any other feedback? Email me - claire@eatforendurance.com.Please show your support by subscribing to the show, giving it a 5 star rating and review, and sharing it with your friends!If you can afford to support the show financially, please visit my Patreon page to make a donationYou can also shop my Amazon storefront or use this affiliate homepage link to do your usual Amazon shoppingMusic Credit: Joseph McDadeDisclaimer – all information provided is for educational and entertainment purposes only and is in no way meant to replace individual medical and nutrition recommendationsSupport the Show.Thanks for listening! Follow me on Instagram and Facebook (@eatforendurance).
Athlete Nutrition Profile - Recreational Distance Runner Alice Rosso
28-09-2023
Athlete Nutrition Profile - Recreational Distance Runner Alice Rosso
Welcome to episode 74 of the Eat for Endurance podcast, featuring recreational distance runner and screen writer, Alice Rosso. I love showcasing a variety of voices and have been trying to include more recreational athlete episodes, so I was excited when Alice reached out as a fan of the show who wanted to share her story. We recorded in early August, just after she completed the Speedgoat 50k. Alice talks about growing up in Italy, living and training in her current home of Salt Lake City, her struggles with disordered eating and how it nearly destroyed her relationship with her Italian family, her ongoing work with a Registered Dietitian, her career as a screen writer, and a life-threatening accident she recently had out on the trails.I hope you all enjoy this one, and if any of you would like to be considered for a recreational athlete nutrition profile, please email me at Claire@eatforendurance.com with some details about yourself and why you would like to share your story on the show.Links & Announcements:Follow Alice on Instagram, and follow her cookbook account on InstagramHave a guest or topic request or any other feedback? Email me - claire@eatforendurance.com.Please show your support by subscribing to the show, giving it a 5 star rating and review, and sharing it with your friends!If you can afford to support the show financially, please visit my Patreon page to make a donationYou can also shop my Amazon storefront or use this affiliate homepage link to do your usual Amazon shoppingMusic Credit: Joseph McDadeDisclaimer – all information provided is for educational and entertainment purposes only and is in no way meant to replace individual medical and nutrition recommendationsSupport the Show.Thanks for listening! Follow me on Instagram and Facebook (@eatforendurance).
Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport with Sports Dietitian Heidi Strickler
14-09-2023
Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport with Sports Dietitian Heidi Strickler
Welcome to Episode 73 of the Eat for Endurance Podcast, featuring fellow Sports Dietitian Heidi Strickler, MS RD CSSD. Heidi is a trail runner and self-proclaimed outdoor junkie based in Seattle. I got a listener request to do a show on relative energy deficiency in sport - also known as RED-S (soon to be REDS) - around the same time I heard Heidi’s interview on the Trail Society podcast, and knew she’d be a great dietitian to tackle this topic with me. I have covered this topic before but it’s been over two years, so it was time to do an updated deep-dive.We cover the basics of REDS including warning signs, the normalization of disordered eating especially among endurance athletes, intentional versus unintentional under-fueling, the importance of nutrient timing versus end of day nutrient adequacy, practical advice on how to make sure you’re eating enough and not just relying on hunger cues, menstrual dysfunction, what treatment to regain a period may look like, and SO much more. Please note - just like eating disorders do not have a specific "look," underfueled athletes may or may not show the clear warning signs of REDS that we discuss. For example, they may still have a normal period or they may have normal bloodwork. Pay attention to how you feel during the day, your bowel habits, your sleep, your appetite, how you're recovering from workouts, and the overall picture of your eating and training patterns.I hope you enjoy this episode and find it helpful! Links & Announcements:Follow Heidi on Instagram (@hkstrickler_sportsrd)Have nutrition questions, a guest or topic request, or any other feedback? Email me - claire@eatforendurance.com.Please show your support by subscribing to the show, giving it a 5 star rating and review, and sharing it with your friends!If you can afford to support the show financially, please visit my Patreon page to make a donationYou can also shop my Amazon storefront or use this affiliate homepage link to do your usual Amazon shoppingMusic Credit: Joseph McDadeDisclaimer – all information provided is for educational and entertainment purposes only and is in no way meant to replace individual medical and nutrition recommendationsSupport the Show.Thanks for listening! Follow me on Instagram and Facebook (@eatforendurance).
Peri- And Postmenopause Nutrition for Female Athletes with Sports Dietitian Dina Griffin
31-08-2023
Peri- And Postmenopause Nutrition for Female Athletes with Sports Dietitian Dina Griffin
Welcome to episode 72 of The Eat for Endurance Podcast! Today’s guest is sports dietitian Dina Griffin, MS, RDN, CSSD, CISSN, who I invited on the show to chat about Peri- and Postmenopause nutrition for female athletes. Dina is the Owner and Founder of The Nutrition Mechanic, and she also co-hosts the Inside Sports Nutrition podcast with fellow sports RD, Bob Seebohar. Some of Dina’s specialities include endurance sports nutrition, women’s health and athletes in peri- and postmenopause, so I knew she’d be a great match for this topic!I’m not in perimenopause yet, but I certainly will be at some point in the not-so-distant future, so this topic is of great personal interest to me. Peri- and postmenopause also is so important for us active women to speak openly about. Much more nutrition research is needed in this area, but there are some strategies that we can adopt both before and during perimenopause to mitigate some of the changes that may occur later on. Dina and I go into all the details, but it's worth mentioning that eating ENOUGH everyday is one of the most important nutrition considerations for these phases of life (do you see a common theme here in these episodes?!). I hope you give this one a listen, even if you feel like perimenopause is far away for you, because what you're doing with your nutrition RIGHT NOW will have an impact years down the line. As 53 and 41 year olds, respectively, Dina and I both have a lot to say about nutrition to our younger selves!Thanks Dina for a great chat, and wishing you the best of luck in your upcoming 100 miler!  Links & Resources, and Announcements:Dina’s Website: https://nutritionmechanic.com/Follow on Instagram and FacebookDina’s podcast, Inside Sports NutritionHer program for 40+ women ultrarunnersInternational society of sports nutrition position stand: nutritional concerns of the female athleteHave nutrition questions, a guest or topic request, or any other feedback? Email me - claire@eatforendurance.com.Please show your support by subscribing to the show, giving it a 5 star rating and review, and sharing it with your friends!If you can afford to support the show financially, please visit my Patreon page to make a donationYou can also shop my Amazon storefront or use this affiliate homepage link to do your usual Amazon shoppingMusic Credit: Joseph McDadeDisclaimer – all information provided is for educational and entertainment purposes only and is in no way meant to replace individual medical and nutrition recommendationsSupport the Show.Thanks for listening! Follow me on Instagram and Facebook (@eatforendurance).
Athlete Nutrition Profile - Professional Runner and Vegan Athlete, Sage Canaday
17-08-2023
Athlete Nutrition Profile - Professional Runner and Vegan Athlete, Sage Canaday
Welcome to Episode of 71 of the Eat for Endurance Podcast, featuring pro-runner, coach, and plant-based athlete, Sage Canaday. Sage has been running for over 20 years, and is known for his “any surface any distance” motto. He started out his professional career on the roads, and is a 2-time US Olympic Trials qualifier in the Marathon and a top 20 overall finisher at both the Boston and Chicago Marathons. In 2012, he pivoted to mountain ultra trail running, with many wins and podiums in the years that followed.Sage was raised as a lacto-ovo vegetarian. He experimented with adding meat, poultry and fish to his diet at various points throughout his life, but he found that this “foreign cuisine”  didn’t appeal to his tastebuds or seem to offer any noticeable performance benefits in his N=1 experiment. So he concluded that it wasn’t for him, and ultimately decided to became a vegan instead. We discuss what led him to take this next step, and how he has fueled his long and diverse running career while following a vegetarian/vegan diet. You’ll hear him talk about a typical day of eating, his go-to performance nutrition strategies,  how all of this has evolved over his 20+ years of running, and much more.And lastly, because I always like to put things in context, we recorded this interview in early June. He’s had a busy summer of training, and will be running TDS by UTMB on Aug 28th. We hope you have an amazing time in Chamonix, Sage!Links & Resources:Sage’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/Vo2maxProductionsSage’s coaching business: https://higherrunning.com/Follow Sage on Instagram, Facebook, and TwitterAnnouncements:Have nutrition questions, a guest or topic request, or any other feedback? Email me - claire@eatforendurance.com.Please show your support by subscribing to the show, giving it a 5 star rating and review, and sharing it with your friends!If you can afford to support the show financially, please visit my Patreon page to make a donationYou can also shop my Amazon storefront or use this affiliate homepage link to do your usual Amazon shoppingMusic Credit: Joseph McDadeDisclaimer – all information provided is for educational and entertainment purposes only and is in no way meant to replace individual medical and nutrition recommendationsSupport the Show.Thanks for listening! Follow me on Instagram and Facebook (@eatforendurance).