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Fireside Chat with Jill Merkel, RD - "Debunking Food Rules & Myths"

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Fireside Chat with Jill Merkel, RD - "Debunking Food Rules & Myths"

Welcome to a brand new series called the “Fireside Chat.” This was designed to provide runners and the general population easy-to-absorb information regarding running mechanics, nutrition, strength training, and injury prevention. As the series progresses, we will cover a myriad of topics and speak with different professionals in the health & running community.

In our first segment, we were fortunate to have guest Jill Merkel, who is a registered sports and women’s wellness dietitian in the Nashville, TN area. Over the last 3-4 years, Jill has been a tremendous resource to my clients as the nutrition component is often very misunderstood in the running community. She has tons of knowledge and experience in the nutrition field and can very easily simplify complex topics in a way that leads to better execution and reliable long-term results.

In this Fireside Chat, we covered a variety of topics, including…

  1. The impact of low carb on energy levels (8:05)
  2. Weight gain during the pandemic (19:09)
  3. The difference between foods being filling vs. satisfying, and why both can be important (28:52)
  4. How to get in contact with Jill (31:59)
  5. Q&A (36:05)

Click the video below to instantly watch the replay of this chat!


Did you enjoy this Fireside Chat and are interested in learning more about upcoming segments as well as high quality educational content for runners? If so, click here to join the Ignite Your Run private Facebook group. The Ignite Your Run group is a FREE community for runners like you to learn and interact in the journey to become the best version of yourself possible.

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By: Garrett McLaughlin, MS, ATC, CSCS, ART

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