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In The Flow Nutrition


Sep 13, 2019

A key concern for athletes is low energy availability, and the consequences can be significant on health and performance. A recent concept and discussion point in the field of sport nutrition and exercise science is Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport, also known as RED-S. It's an incredibly important thing to be aware of as athletes, so in this installment of The Research Report, I break it down based on some of the latest literature on the topic. I discuss:

  • My own personal connection to RED-S and how that experience has influenced my goals in sports nutrition
  • The definition of RED-S and low energy availability, and how it may happen either intentionally or unintentionally 
  • The mechanisms at play and their effects physiologically
  • Plus more

For the articles mentioned and other relevant resources, visit the podcast page at intheflownutrition.com