Nutrition 101

*Disclaimer: I am NOT a nutritionist, dietitian, etc. I’m just sharing my knowledge and experience.*




Carbs. Protein. Amino Acids. Monounsaturated Fats. Saturated Fats. Fasting. Macros…

Nutrition is a complicated subject and one that is frequently full of controversy. It’s also one of the topics that is MOST frequently discussed amongst female strength athletes. Most female strength athletes are pretty clear about the need to squat but ask them about what they should eat before/after/during said squatting session and you’re going to get 1,000 different answers (carbs! no carbs! protein! no protein! nothing! everything!) and even more confusion about what the “right” answer is. Nutrition is a highlyindividual and complex thing – it’s based largely on physiological science, your body, your activity levels, your hormones, your training, and your history. Or rather, the answer to most nutrition related question is “it depends”. With that in mind, let’s clear up some confusion.

The three biggest areas of confusion when it comes to nutrition are centered around:

  • what to eat (macronutrients, food selection)
  • how much to eat (caloric intake, macronutrient intake), and
  • when to eat (nutrient timing)

We are going to talk about all of these things (and more!) over the course of this series, but first up, let’s get nerdy with some macros.


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