Today on the podcast Lucy McConnell and I discuss the interplay between meal timing, sex hormone production and recovery from hypothalamic amenorrhea.
In this episode we cover:
- The impact of fasting on sex hormone and cortisol production
- The research around amenorrheic and eumenorrheic athletes and their whole day energy balance
- Where people go wrong – fitness and fasting.
- Why women do better with fuelled workouts
- Breaking the myth of fasted exercise and “fat burning”
- Does when you eat matter in HA recovery?
- How often you should be eating in HA recovery
- Recommendations for meal timing in HA recovery
- Overcoming the “I’m too busy” excuse with some meal planning tips and tricks
- How to stay well fuelled during the day in HA recovery if you have an active job e.g. as a fitness professional
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