It’s always exciting to learn about someone who is doing making an impact in the area that I’m passionate about - performance nutrition for mountain athletes - and having the opportunity to chat with them about their perspectives and philosophies. So I was thrilled to sit down and chat with Performance Dietitian, Rebecca Dent, to talk nutrition requirements for ultraendurance, plant-based considerations, fad diets, and the connection between flow and what we eat.
Rebecca holds a bachelor's in Applied Human Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Wales Institute of Cardiff and a masters in sport nutrition from Loughbourough University and as you'll hear, started her career working for the British Ski Academy in Chamonix and eventually the Scotland Institute of Sport, and continued her education and experience with a sport nutrition diploma with the International Olympic Committee. She's worked with a variety of elite and amateur athletes across many disciplines of sport, including mountaineering and climbing, ultrarunning, adventure racing, and winter sports, and even helped professional British climber Shauna Coxsey as a nutritionist en route to a Tokyo 2020 olympic qualification. Rebecca now has her own nutrition consulting services for health and sport at https://www.rebeccadent.co.uk
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