Welcome to the Fireside Chat! This series 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 this 6th edition, we had a great conversation with guest, Jill Merkel. Jill is a sports and women’s wellness dietitian in Nashville, Tennessee. She has been my go to nutrition resource for years and for good reason. She not only knows her stuff but is able to simplify complex topics in a way that creates sustainable long-term results.
Has improving nutrition been on your mind as we enter the New Year? Do you have big running goals and want to learn how proper hydration and fueling can play a role in that? Jill has you covered with fantastic information that can be immediately applied to your situation.
In this Fireside Chat, we covered a variety of topics, including…
- Background and experiences (2:06)
- Why restrictive diets don’t work (3:30)
- Focus on what you can add versus taking something away (9:33)
- The 3 things to consider for hydration (12:33)
- What dietary changes to make based on your training (19:28)
- Q&A (29:00)
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Here are additional resources regarding today’s chat and how to learn more about sports & women’s wellness dietitian, Jill Merkel, RD.
- Website: jillmerkelrd.com
- Email: Merkel.firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for watching!
By: Garrett McLaughlin, MS, ATC, CSCS, ART