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Fueling and Nutrition for Runners with Kristy Baumann

190: Fueling and Nutrition for Runners with Kristy Baumann

nutrition Mar 15, 2021

For us runners, we understand that food is more than simple nutrition. Food is fuel. While many runners struggle with their poor relationship with food, the bottom line is that you can't optimize your run and training well if you don't fuel properly. In this episode, Kristy Baumann, a registered dietitian and marathon runner, shares her wisdom about proper fueling and nutrition for runners. We also talk about her journey through her passion for nutrition and running, strategies for fueling your runner's body, and a lot more!


Highlights of the Episode


Signs of underfueling for runners

Fueling guide every runner should know

Rebuilding your body trust around food

How to gain control of emotional eating

What is proper nutrition for master runners?

Food freedom VS choosing the right quality of food

Fat adapted training for runners


Kristy is a registered dietitian, marathon runner, and mother to a two-year-old girl. As a new runner, she thought she was eating healthy to support her training. In reality, she was eating too clean and unknowingly was restricting calories, cutting out fat, ignoring hunger signs, food was constantly on her mind and she had a big sweet tooth. These were all signs of underfueling that resulted in recurring injuries and a poor relationship with food.


It was until she began to change her mindset around food, understand the science of nutrition and how the body works that she was able to fuel properly, feel more energized, and improved her running.


Now she is on a mission to spread the message that restricting food and following fad diets are not the answers. Having a positive relationship with food is the foundation of fueling well as a runner.


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