How do you know if you’re eating enough to support training for three sports?
The body is smart. It will give you some warning signs if you’re not fuelling properly. Some warning signs will be a light touch like a feather, others will be harder like a brick being thrown at you or, louder still, like being hit by a truck 🚚!!
Did you know that your body fuels training first, before spending energy to supporting our daily bodily functions – like breathing, digesting, growing, living!!??
Here are a few signs you’re not eating enough:
Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S) - What is it?
The syndrome refers to impaired physiological function including, but not limited to:
caused by relative energy deficiency - either by inadequate energy intake and/or increased energy expenditure.
Being in low energy availability just means that you don't have enough energy available for those things. And it's a continuous spectrum where, at one end, we've got a healthy athlete, optimal energy availability, regular menstrual cycle, really strong bones and things are working properly. To the complete other end of the spectrum where you're in low energy availability and you don't have enough energy available for the body's function.
So what can you do about it?
Learn more by listening to this EP 48 of the Triathlon Nutrition Academy Podcast: Click HERE
And be sure to join the Dietitian Approved Crew Facebook Group to catch me LIVE on Coffee & Questions. On the first Thursday of every month at 8:30am AEST (Brisbane time). Come and pick my Advanced Sports Dietitian brain on anything endurance nutrition-related.