Nutrition for Performance Athletes/Intense Training Sessions with Accredited Nutritionist and Sports Dietitian, Taylor Ryan
On today’s podcast I chat with accredited nutritionist and sports dietitian, Taylor Ryan.
Taylor’s experience is within the sports performance realm, where she has predominately worked with strength and conditioning athletes from recreational to elite standards (particularly within the CrossFit, powerlifting and weightlifting fields).
Taylor’s passion for performance-based sports nutrition developed from her personal experience in Olympic weightlifting where she competed nationally.
Taylor’s personal experiences as a weightlifter and CrossFit coach have led her to understand first-hand the pivotal role that nutrition plays in performance enhancement, body composition, injury prevention and management.
Taylor and I start off the podcast by discussing how she came to be working in the space of nutrition for CrossFit and what she enjoys about it. We then talk about the nutritional requirements of CrossFit athletes and also everyday gym goers.
We chat about carbohydrate consumption before, during and after exercise and the evidence around carbohydrate absorption in the body. We quickly discuss keto and low carbohydrate diets for athletes, intermittent fasting for active adults, carbohydrate and calorie cycling for rest days vs. training days and the holy grail of sports nutrition; how much protein we need.
We then talk about our last macronutrient, fat, why it’s important in our diet and what happens when we cut our fat intake too low.
Finally, we talk about supplements for CrossFit athletes and Taylors preference for measuring body composition and tracking progress with her clients and athletes.
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