Understanding RED-S with sports and eating disorder dietician Renee McGregor
Sports and eating disorder dietician Renee McGregor is this week’s guest on the 33Fuel podcast. Renee has over 20 years’ experience working in a range of capacities, from NHS clinics to Olympic athletes within a range of sports.
Within her unmatched depth of nutrition, one of Renee’s particular areas of expertise is the subject of RED-S (Relative Energy Deficiency Syndrome). RED-S is ultimately caused by a combination of overtraining and under-fuelling, but it’d be remiss to think only elite athletes develop it.
Our conversation explores how anyone can develop RED-S. Indeed, the average amateur athlete striving for optimal performance while juggling life’s stressors can certainly develop the syndrome and, if unchecked, there can be serious health consequences.