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If you're training at a high volume, consulting with an RD who doesn't have a sports background is not what you need as they might not understand the rigors of training for enduro races.

A board-certified specialist in sports dietetics, which requires an additional 2,000 hours of sports-specific nutrition training, has the acronym CSSD.

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...at the first appointment with a nutritionist.

  • The eliminator: Telling you that you may never eat something. It can trigger a disordered relationship with food and is not rooted in science.
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When you're going to see a nutritionist, you should have a goal in mind, whether that's gaining strength or losing weight.

Once you've picked a nutritionist who seems aligned with your goals, write a list of your questions and what you hope to achieve beforehand. 

A good nutritionist will go through your current diet, discuss nutrition basics, and work together to set realistic goals.

You should be able to get answers to your specific questions and a rough action plan. Expect to book a follow-up.

From all the dietary information from wellness influencers, only one in 12 recommendations is nutritionally sound.

The easiest way to sift through the bad advice is to find a certified expert. 

There is no certification required to call yourself a nutritionist.

  • A registered dietician requires a bachelor's degree at an accredited university. A licensed dietitian will have RD, RDN, LD, LDN, or CDN after their name, depending on the state they live in.
  • Holistic nutrition...

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Excessive Sugar Intake

The excessive consumption of sugar is linked to an increased risk of poor health outcomes such as:

  • heart diseases;
  • type 2 diabetes;
  • weight gain;
  • higher blood pressure;
  • inflammation and many more.

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Intuitive eating

This is not a diet. Intuitive eating is an approach to health and food that emphasizes learning to give your body what it needs.

It doesn't involve rules related to how or what to eat, but it's based on a few principles.

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Intuitive eating

Intuitive eating involves coming to peace with your body’s needs, letting go of the guilt associated with eating and ending the struggle of following diet rules.

The end result of intuitive eating has nothing to do with your weight. 

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