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The Training For Trekking Podcast

Jul 29, 2019

In this episode, I chat with Holly Edstein - a registered dietician who is incredibly passionate about bringing factual and evidence-based information to the nutrition world.

We chat about all things nutrition for hiking and trekking and she helps clear up many topics which are very misunderstood in the adventure community.

Inside this episode we discuss:

  • Why you would be a fool to trust the majority of nutrition advice you see on Instagram
  • The #1 source of fuel a hiker should focus on before and during a hike
  • Why sufficient iron is so important for hikers and trekkers (and what population are at higher risk of deficiency here)
  • The everyday 'supplement which can have a massive benefit to your trail performance
  • Should you be worried about 'sugar crashes' from common hiking foods?
  • What "the sprinkles, on top of the icing, on top of the cake" is when it comes to sports nutrition
  • Why dehydration can have such a massive impact on your performance on the trial (and an easy plan to avoid this!)
  • What hyponatraemia actually is (and best practices to avoid it while on the trail)
  • A few simple nutrition tips to ensure you don't get sick on the trail
  • What fat-adaptation actually is... the underlying theory behind why this nutrition strategy is so popular right now... some potential benefits of fat adaptation and some major drawbacks... one common mistake many people make while trying to implement this nutritional strategy... and much, much more!

Holly Edstein is a registered dietician, who works with the NSW Institute of Sport and the Sydney Roosters. You can find her on Instagram at @thehollysticdietitian


To find the Glycemic Index reference list of foods mentioned in the episode, you can go here:
NSW Institute Of Sport GI Reference


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