[The LOdown] Functional Fueling® for Your Workouts

[The LOdown] Functional Fueling® for Your Workouts

Our highly request episode is here! In this episode, I discuss how to eat around your workouts to maximize your results of the workout and the hormonal response. I talk about what women with hormone imbalances need to do differently to support their body around the stressor of exercise, why so many people get it wrong with how they think about fueling for workouts and what to do instead! I provide an overview of how to fuel (and hydrate) for both an everyday, 45 – 60 minute workout as well as a long duration endurance workout that’s more than 90 minutes in length.

A few things we chat about in this episode 👇👇👇

  • Nutritional needs before exercise with different timeframes of eating 
  • Nutritional needs after exercise
  • Fueling and hydration intake during exercise, if working out for more than 90 minutes
  • The physiology of fuel burning during exercise and why what you eat around it matters

Important show links 👇👇👇

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00:00 Introduction 

08:16 Optimizing Performance: Fueling During Workouts 

12:34 Recovery and Replenishment: Post-Workout Nutrition 

24:28 Electrolyte Intake and the Benefits of Creatine 

31:29 The Importance of Antioxidants and Timing 

35:40 Estimating VO2 Max: A Calculation for Fitness Enthusiasts 


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