68 minutes | Jun 8, 2021

Kerry Blair RD on Helping Gymnasts Have a Better Relationship with Food and the Roles of Coaches and Parents

Today on the podcast I’m very excited to have on registered dietitian and nutritionist Kerry Blair, who’s been really forward-thinking and outspoken in gymnastics culture to make sure we're giving the best advice on what can we do to fuel kids properly and balance some of these stigmas around body image, weight, and aesthetics. A former gymnast herself she works with gymnasts on a weekly basis who want to learn more about nutrition, food, recovery, and performance. She shares ideas and practical alternative solutions for coaches on how to discuss body image, and where did these cultural myths perpetuate so we can work on them and have healthy conversations around food with athletes.   We DISCUSS; dieting isn’t normal it's just commonplace in our culture.   TOP TIPS for parents who want to address the nutrition conversation to help aid recovery or energy levels in their young athletes.   WHERE’S the line between a coach's responsibility of nutrition and recovery versus what is the parent's role to manage the athlete?   WHAT red flags should you should be aware of in athletes.   HOW to make sure we keep moving forward in the sport, to move on past old school techniques, commenting on body or weight, and have a healthy relationship with food.   Gymnasts are UNIQUE so trying to fit into a box that you're not meant to fit in, is always going to do more harm than good.   ALSO…   WHY you can't fail at nutrition.   RELATED EPISODES: EPISODE 113- THE FOOD AND BODY IMAGE TALK GYMNASTS AND COACHES MUST HEAR WITH CHRISTINA ANDERSON, RDN EPISODE 83 – OVERHAULING GYMNASTICS NUTRITION: 5 UNACCEPTABLE AND DANGEROUS PRACTICES THAT MUST STOP EPISODE 53 – THE NUTRITION AND OVERTRAINING TALK WE NEED TO HAVE, BUT AREN’T EPISODE 39 – WHAT GYMNASTS NEED FOR NUTRITION WITH DR. JOSH ELDRIDGE ENROL NOW! Peak Gymnastics Power Exactly How To Build Explosive Power in Gymnast Now Available for Public Enrollment www.shiftmovementscience.com/pgpcourse
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