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Meet Jessica Isaacs
Today we welcome Board Certified Sports Dietitian Jessica Isaacs. She’s the Lead Sports Dietitian for the LA Clippers and operates a private practice working with competitive athletes.
She started her career because of her struggles with diets in her younger years. Realizing she didn’t want to do those diets anymore she started going to the gym and developed a new obsession with fitness and food. She believes everyone should have a basic understanding of nutrition and what their body needs in order to perform.
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What to Eat Before Working Out
In This Podcast
- Eating to perform
- Collect the data of your body
- Focus on longevity
Eating to perform
“Don’t shoot yourself in the foot before you even start”
Ok, let’s hit the ground running today. 1200 calories is a toddler amount of calories. Unless you do absolutely no physical activity. But that’s not us, that’s not why we’re here right? Consuming 1200 calories a day then doing intense workouts will eventually break you. You should be eating based on how much you’re burning. There’s more potential for damage when going too low in calories than there is for benefit. We need to be consuming enough for our bodies to burn and recover adequately. Otherwise our bodies will take what it needs from elsewhere and it’ll burn away at things like muscle that we’ve worked so hard to achieve.
Collect the data of your body
“In it for the long game”
We know diets are a pain. There are so many different diets, they’re complex and confusing. Wouldn’t it be easier to just be told what to eat so we can go to the grocery store and get started already? Well yeah, but that’s not going to help you. As soon as you quit the diet it’ll all come back. Instead, learn how your body works, what foods you do well with and what foods you don’t. That will be sustainable. Something you could do your whole life. Dieting over and over again messes up your metabolism when your metabolism should be your friend. So, knowing your protein intake and your bodies needs will be a game changer.
Focus on longevity
The difference between nutrition for you and me and performance nutrition is minimal. Only the amounts change. The three main groups are protein, carbs (yes, your body needs carbs such as whole grains), and colors like fruits and veggies. If you must go over, go over on protein. For weight loss, lean more towards veggies than fruits because the simple sugars in fruit aren’t ideal for weight loss. And for performance, up the protein and lower the colors. It’s not just about what your body looks like, it’s also about how your body is functioning.
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Meet Melissa Vogel
Melissa Vogel is an energetic keynote speaker, business owner, certified personal trainer, certified group fitness instructor, 1st degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, a mother of three, and a podcaster.
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Melissa has also contributed to numerous publications and has been featured in the Trail Blazer Magazine, and published in the April 2020 edition of Health Magazine. Her approach incorporates personal experience, energy, humor, and charisma.
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