Season 2 Episode 48, Dr. Susan Kleiner PhD returns to the Dr. Bubbs Performance Podcast to share her latest insights on performance nutrition and fueling athletes. In this episode, Susan talks about the importance of understanding “why” before designing nutrition plans, the nuances of fueling workouts, the difference between managing fats and burning fats, as well as strategies to improve body composition while also preparing for competition. She also dives into nutrition for mood and cognitive function, supplements to support the brain and evidence-based botanicals for athletes. Finally, she shares her wisdom around changing athlete behaviours to influence their health and performance in the long-term.
Summary of This Episode
4:00 – Understanding the “why” of nutrition and macronutrients
6:00 – Nutrition for fueling workouts - carbohydrates
14:30 – Managing fat vs. burning fat
18:00 – Strategy for improving body composition while preparing for competition
25:30 – Nutrition for the brain and mood
31:00 – Supplements for supporting cognition
36:00 – Evidence-based botanicals
41:00 – Rebooting athletes “bad habits”
45:00 – Supporting healing with Dwayne Wade
50:00 – The evolution of performance nutrition
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About Dr. Susan Kleiner PhD
Dr. Susan Kleiner PhD is co-founder and fellow of the International Society of Sports Nutrition and a fellow of the American College of Nutrition. She is the owner of High Performance Nutrition, Director of Science and Communication of Vitargo Global Sciences, faculty at University of Northern Iowa. and currently serves as the High Performance Nutrition Consultant to Seattle Storm (WNBA) and the Seattle Reign FC (WNSL). She also consults with many other professional teams including Seattle Seahawks and Mariners, the Cleveland Browns and Cavaliers, the Miami Heat, Olympians and many more elite athletes in countless sports.