Sunday Jun 02, 2024

Fueling Female Athletes: A Dive into Sports Nutrition with Lindsey Cortes

Join Dr. Bobbie and Dr. Jess as they sit down with the remarkable Lindsey Cortes, a passionate sports dietitian and advocate for female athletes, to explore the vital role of nutrition in athletic performance.

Lindsey Cortes, MS RD CSSD, brings a wealth of experience to the table as a former Division 1 Track & Field athlete and lifelong runner. With a mission to empower female athletes to fuel their athletic dreams, Lindsey has dedicated her career to helping individuals overcome challenges such as disordered eating, underfueling, and overtraining.

Listeners are in for a treat as Dr. Bobbie and Dr. Jess engage in a lively discussion with Lindsey, delving into the nuances of sports nutrition for female athletes. From debunking myths surrounding food and performance to offering practical strategies for optimizing nutrition, this episode covers it all.

Key topics explored include:

  1. Positive Mindset Towards Fueling:
    1. Strategies for cultivating a positive mindset around food and nutrition.
    2. Techniques for reframing negative thoughts about fueling for optimal performance.
  2. RED-S and Low Energy Availability:
    1. Signs and symptoms of RED-S and low energy availability.
    2. Proactive measures to prevent RED-S and ensure adequate fueling for training demands.
  3. Nutritional Considerations for Female Athletes:
    1. Unique nutritional needs of female athletes compared to males.
    2. Impact of hormonal fluctuations on nutrient needs and fueling strategies.
  4. Bone Health and Injury Prevention:
    1. Insights into supporting bone health and preventing stress fractures and overuse injuries through nutrition.
  5. Popular Diets and Their Suitability for Female Athletes:
    1. Examination of popular diets (keto, intermittent fasting, low-carb) and their potential impact on female athletes.
  6. Importance of Iron and Micronutrients for Female Athletes:
    1. Significance of iron for female athletes and signs of deficiency.
    2. Other key micronutrients to prioritize and their dietary sources.

Prepare to be inspired as Lindsey shares her expertise and personal insights, drawing from her experiences as both an athlete and a sports dietitian. Whether you're a competitive athlete, recreational runner, or simply interested in optimizing your nutrition, this episode of "Two Gals and a Glass Half Full" offers valuable advice and actionable takeaways to fuel your athletic journey. Tune in and discover the keys to unlocking your full potential through the power of sports nutrition.


To learn more about Lindsey and Rise Up Nutrition follow the links below:

Podcast: Female Athlete Nutrition

Instagram: @female.athlete.nutrition



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