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May 17, 2021

Today on the podcast Lucy McConnell and I discuss the interplay between meal timing, sex hormone production and recovery from hypothalamic amenorrhea.

In this episode we cover:

  • The impact of fasting on sex hormone and cortisol production
  • The research around amenorrheic and eumenorrheic athletes and their whole day energy balance
  • Where people go wrong - fitness and fasting.
  • Why women do better with fuelled workouts
  • Breaking the myth of fasted exercise and "fat burning"
  • Does when you eat matter in HA recovery?
  • How often you should be eating in HA recovery
  • Recommendations for meal timing in HA recovery
  • Overcoming the "I'm too busy" excuse with some meal planning tips and tricks
  • How to stay well fuelled during the day in HA recovery if you have an active job e.g. as a fitness professional 

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