Tawnee recently featured the elite runner Tina Muir on Endurance Planet, where she shared her journey about getting her fertility back. As I was also dealing with HA (hypothalamic amenorrhea, aka no period because of over-exercise and under-eating), I found Tina’s story really inspirational. Still, I’ve been feeling discouraged for having gone an eternity (cough, […]To access this content, you must purchase Membership Subscription, or log in if you are a member. read more

I used My Fitness Pal (MFP) to log every single morsel I put in my mouth for three years, and absolutely loved it. After meticulously sticking to a macro ratio of very low carb, high fat, moderate protein while maximizing vitamins and minerals, I would proudly screenshot my food diary to share with health-conscious family […]To access this content, you must purchase Membership Subscription, or log in if you are a member. read more

When a work conference brought me down to Mexico in the midst of Ironman training, I was terrified that accidental water consumption would turn long runs into miserably long bathroom sessions. This is a legitimate fear (it happened to several of my colleagues). But, there are many myths about traveler’s diarrhea. It’s not “unavoidable,” as […]To access this content, you must purchase Membership Subscription, or log in if you are a member. read more

I recently was interviewed by a running publication on anti-inflammatory diets for athletes, and it got me to thinking more about inflammation. I want to share that full interview with our LPC crew plus more on this topic of inflammation—it’s such a buzzword but is it such a serious matter? You bet. Inflammation is a big […]To access this content, you must purchase Membership Subscription, or log in if you are a member. read more

It’s summertime, and by now you’ve no doubt come across reminders and warnings to stay safe in the sun. Excessive sun exposure and sunburns are linked to increased risk of melanoma and skin damage (1), and for decades sunscreen and sunblock have been promoted in protecting the body from excessive solar radiation. That’s great! Nobody wants […]To access this content, you must purchase Membership Subscription, or log in if you are a member. read more

An unfortunate side effect of being overly carb conscious or following a low-carb diet is fearing fruit. I was there at one point. I began to view fruit as just another of sugar bomb and avoided it most of the time. While overdoing it on fruit may indeed push your sugar consumption into excess and fruit […]To access this content, you must purchase Membership Subscription, or log in if you are a member. read more

Understandably, many women start to worry if they look at the calendar, do the math and realize they’re faced with doing their big race during the high hormone phase. The high hormone phase is the second half of your menstrual cycle right before your period starts, called the luteal phase. This is when women can feel funky, […]To access this content, you must purchase Membership Subscription, or log in if you are a member. read more

This is a high-fat, very nutrient-dense day of eating, with moderate carbs and plentiful calories that can work well for many female athletes. Female athletes who are over 5’5 and working out 6-7 days a week, with multiple sessions a day, generally need more than 3,000 calories a day, easily, and need to avoid low-carb […]To access this content, you must purchase Membership Subscription, or log in if you are a member. read more

Last April, I spoke at a conference hosted by my friends at Inside Tracker the day before running the Boston Marathon. My speech was aimed at educating endurance athletes on the tools they can use to maintain good health and fitness, and putting together a comprehensive picture on how blood tests, diet, fitness, body composition and […]To access this content, you must purchase Membership Subscription, or log in if you are a member. read more

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