I am incredibly excited to announce a project that I've been meaning to start for years and finally - at 33 weeks pregnant of course - have managed to launch...The Eat for Endurance Podcast!
I know, I know...there are SO many out there, especially in the health/nutrition/fitness space. But I hope to offer something a little unique - or at least some inspiration, knowledge, and entertainment.
You can expect a variety of formats, including solo episodes on various nutrition topics, interviews with fellow dietitians and other people of interest, and - what I am most excited about - my Athlete Nutrition Profile Series, which explores the life and careers of my guests through a nutrition lens. I would also love to record shorter episodes dedicated to answering YOUR burning nutrition questions! Email me if you'd like to submit one (or several) questions for my next Q&A episode!
My Goals For the Podcast
The over-arching message I wish to send through The Eat for Endurance Podcast, and especially through the athlete profiles, is that there is no one-size fits all way of eating for optimal health and performance. Equally, there is no such thing as "perfect" eating. Yes, we have specific guidelines and goals that we aim for and keep in mind while striving to eat well and fuel adequately, but balanced, healthy eating is far more complex than consuming a combination of macro and micronutrients! My hope is to show that there are so many different, wonderful ways of eating that can be successful - or perhaps at times not so successful - for active individuals, and to inspire my listeners to shy away from dogmatic nutrition approaches and instead to be open to exploring and experimenting with their diets to find out what works specifically for their unique bodies, preferences and lifestyles. Because as you probably know, there is a lot of misinformation and nutrition noise out there, and many of my athletes come to me with unhealthy relationships with food as well as a lot of confusion.
I plan to release 2-3 episodes per month including throughout my maternity leave (I've been recording some awesome episodes this summer that I can't wait to share!), but to kick things off, I have an intro plus two full episodes available for you to download and listen to right away! See below for descriptions and links to these episodes on iTunes.
Episode 1: Welcome to the Eat for Endurance Podcast
A short episode introducing Claire and her vision for the Eat for Endurance Podcast.
Episode 2: Intuitive Eating, Weight, and Athletes – A Discussion with Heather Caplan, RDN
Meet Heather Caplan – a D.C. based Registered Dietitian, freelance writer, running coach, yoga teacher, podcast host, and mother. Here are some of the topics that we cover:
What is Intuitive Eating? (Hint - it's more than simply eating when you're hungry and stopping when you're full!)
Intuitive eating and sports nutrition - reconciling the two
What is HAES (health at every size)?
Weight and sports performance
Weight and health
Pre-natal and postpartum running
Episode 3: Athlete Nutrition Profile - Peloton Coach Matt Wilpers
This episode is the first of my Athlete Nutrition Profile Series, and I am very excited to kick things off with coach Matt Wilpers! Matt and I go back many years, to when we met in NYC coaching a triathlon team together. He’s an incredible athlete and coach who brings both science and fun to training, which is exactly how I like to approach nutrition with my clients. Matt has competed in many sports, including as an NCAA Division I Cross Country and Track distance runner for Georgia State University. He also has been coaching runners and cyclists for over 10 years, with positions at Equinox, Mile High Run Club, and currently, at Peloton, where he leads the PowerZone training programs along with Denis Morton and also teaches at the Tread studio.
I hope you enjoy the fun discussion that we had at the Peloton HQ last month!
How You Can Help
With so many podcasts available, it's easy for a newbie like myself to be overlooked. I'd greatly appreciate your help to keep the show up and running! Here's what you can do:
1. Listen & share! Subscribe now in iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, or iHeart Radio. You can also visit the podcast page on Buzzsprout to play each episode and access show notes, including links and more info on my guests. If you like what you hear, spread the word!
2. Rate the podcast and leave a review on iTunes - this is especially important RIGHT NOW, as the podcast is only eligible for being featured in the "new and noteworthy" category during the first 8 weeks of being launched.
3. Give me feedback! Email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or comment below with any feedback, positive or constructive, so that I can continue to improve the show and help deliver what you'd like to hear! Topic requests, guest requests, nutrition questions, you name it - I want to hear from you!
Please visit my website Podcast Page for additional info. And please forgive any technical/editing errors as well as my "ums," "likes," and "you knows" in these early episodes while I get used to podcasting.
Thank you SO much for listening and for your support!