Evan Lynch

Date: 8th September 2023




Get ready to stretch your horizons! We've got an enlightening conversation with Evan Lynch, a noteworthy nutritionist and educator, who gives us a compelling look at the lesser-known topic of relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S) in men. Drawing from his unique journey from being an Irish race walker to a respected voice in nutritional science, Evan provides a refreshing perspective on this crucial topic. This episode is layered with practical insights and academic expertise, all aimed at providing a comprehensive understanding of the psychological aspects that underlie optimal nutrition.

Our journey begins with a fascinating exploration of the world of race walking, an Olympic sport that pushes the boundaries of physiology and requires the technical prowess of a hurdler. Evan gives us an unparalleled insider look at the significance of body composition for success in race walking and the biomechanics of the sport, making this a must-listen for any sports enthusiast. Our conversation then takes a turn into the world of RED-S, a form of malnutrition that's not often talked about, but can have serious implications on the hormonal balance, performance, and long-term health of athletes. Evan generously shares his personal experience with RED-S and offers strategies for athletes to increase their caloric intake and safeguard against this condition.

As we round off our discussion, we explore the exciting intersection of technology and sports nutrition, including the use of Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGM) and AI in enhancing athletic performance. While we acknowledge the potential benefits of these technologies, we also delve into the potential pitfalls and anxiety that can arise from over-dependence on them. From understanding the context of glucose levels, to exploring the utility of apps like Nutritics, this episode is a comprehensive study on the evolving world of sports nutrition. Listen on as we challenge common misconceptions and provide practical advice to optimize athletic performance. You won't want to miss this deep dive into the world of sports nutrition.

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