Jennifer Sygo is a dietitian, sports nutritionist, author, and speaker specializing in nutrition for prevention and performance.
Jen discusses how to help athletes optimize their diets to maximize their performance. She explains how to personalize dietary advice including how to counsel patients on dietary deficiencies, high risk diets and how to eat for sport performance. She gives a phenomenal overview of relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S), a highly complex and nuanced topic. Finally, we delve into the various categories of supplements - supplements for deficiencies, supplements for health optimization and performance supplements.
For more information, please refer to the following resources discussed in this episode:
IOC consensus statement on relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S): 2018 Update https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/52/11/687.long
IOC consensus statement: dietary supplements and the high performance athlete https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/52/7/439.long
Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Dietitians of Canada and the American College of Sports Medicine: Nutrition and Athletic Performance https://jandonline.org/article/S2212-2672(15)01802-X/fulltext
American College of Sports Medicine, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Position Stand: Exercise and Fluid Replacement http://journals.lww.com/acsm-msse/Fulltext/2007/02000/Exercise_and_Fluid_Replacement.22.aspx
American College of Sports Medicine Full List of Position Stands https://www.acsm.org/acsm-positions-policy/official-positions/ACSM-position-stands
Professor Louise Burke – Head of Sports Nutrition, Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra https://www.acu.edu.au/research/our-research-institutes/mary-mackillop-institute-for-health-research/our-people/louise-burke