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The Reach Your Peak Experience

A Sports Dietitians exploration of the world of nutrition, health, and performance - helping you navigate the murky waters of the sports nutrition space by bringing you real, evidence-based advice to help you reach your peak potential. Aleksa is a Sports Dietitian, who is passionate about helping athletes of all levels harness a flexible approach to their nutrition and health. Each week I bring you a new topic to help expand your knowledge and change your perspective - all in a light-hearted and easy to digest way. Subscribe to stay informed and reach your peak.

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Episode #88: Protein Absorption - How much can you really absorb and use in a meal? A Sports Dietitian Explains!

In this episode of The Reach Your Peak Experience podcast, Aleksa the sports dietitian depe dives into the topic of protein absorption.  There is a belief out there, that we can only absorb a certain amount of protein per meal and that the rest is a waste and the body gets rid of it. Is this true or is this false? Time to find out for yourself.In today’s podcast, we will cover:Why is protein important?The biological value of protein (and why it matters)How much protein do we absorb?Protein & MPS - what you need to knowListen to the full episode to learn more today about protein for the athlete.Hope you enjoy! Link to blog: https://bit.ly/330ULq4 Apply for 90-Day Macro Sherpa Program: https://bit.ly/395QmGs Get my e-book: https://bit.ly/31HEdRp Check out and SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2Mxqs4W Email me: aleksa@theclimbingdietitian.com.au To find me on socials:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theclimbingingdietitianFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/theclimbingdietitianTwitter: https://twitter.com/beardyAPD Check out my website for more information on all things 'The Climbing Dietitian':https://www.theclimbingdietitian.com.au

12mins

11 Jun 2021

Rank #1

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Episode #87: Protein Hierarchy of Importance - The Step by Step Process

In this episode of The Reach Your Peak Experience podcast, Aleksa the sports dietitian explains the 3 important considerations for protein (and the order of importance). Optimising body composition requires adequate protein intake but you need to know what is most important when it comes to your protein so you can focus on the right things. In today’s podcast, we will cover:Why protein is importantThe hierarchy of importance (the 3 step process)Listen to the full episode to learn more today.Hope you enjoy! Link to blog: https://bit.ly/330ULq4 Apply for 90-Day Macro Sherpa Program: https://bit.ly/395QmGs Get my e-book: https://bit.ly/31HEdRp Check out and SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2Mxqs4W Email me: aleksa@theclimbingdietitian.com.au To find me on socials:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theclimbingingdietitianFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/theclimbingdietitianTwitter: https://twitter.com/beardyAPD Check out my website for more information on all things 'The Climbing Dietitian':https://www.theclimbingdietitian.com.au

8mins

4 Jun 2021

Rank #2

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Episode #86: Dirty Bulking - Should Athletes Do It During The Off-season?

In this episode of The Reach Your Peak Experience podcast, Aleksa the sports dietitian dives into the topic of bulking and more specifically “dirty bulking”.Optimising body composition requires building some muscle for many athletes - and that is why bulking is a big thing among sports. So what is “dirty bulking” and should athletes be doing it?In today’s podcast, we will cover:Dirty bulking explainedWhy athletes use itThe truth on whether they should be doing itListen to the full episode to learn more today.Hope you enjoy! Link to blog: https://bit.ly/330ULq4 Apply for 90-Day Macro Sherpa Program: https://bit.ly/395QmGs Get my e-book: https://bit.ly/31HEdRp Check out and SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2Mxqs4W Email me: aleksa@theclimbingdietitian.com.au To find me on socials:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theclimbingingdietitianFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/theclimbingdietitianTwitter: https://twitter.com/beardyAPD Check out my website for more information on all things 'The Climbing Dietitian':https://www.theclimbingdietitian.com.au

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28 May 2021

Rank #3

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Episode #85: Food Tracking - The Good And The Bad

In this episode of The Reach Your Peak Experience podcast, Aleksa the sports dietitian explains the good and bad aspects of food tracking that athletes need to be aware of before they dive into flexible dieting.Flexible dieting is like all diets - there is the right way and the wrong way to approach it. That is why you need to be aware of the benefits and potential pitfalls of tracking your food. In today’s podcast, we will cover:What is flexible dieting?The good outcomes of food trackingThe potential bad outcomes of food trackingListen to the full episode to learn more today.Hope you enjoy! Link to blog: https://bit.ly/330ULq4 Apply for 90-Day Macro Sherpa Program: https://bit.ly/395QmGs Get my e-book: https://bit.ly/31HEdRp Check out and SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2Mxqs4W Email me: aleksa@theclimbingdietitian.com.au To find me on socials:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theclimbingingdietitianFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/theclimbingdietitianTwitter: https://twitter.com/beardyAPD Check out my website for more information on all things 'The Climbing Dietitian':https://www.theclimbingdietitian.com.au

9mins

21 May 2021

Rank #4

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Episode #84: Supplements - when should you start using?

In this episode of The Reach Your Peak Experience podcast, Aleksa the sports dietitian talks about supplements and explores when athletes should start considering adding them into the mix.Supplements are crazy popular with athletes and non-athletes alike. So much so, that many start using them too soon or using the wrong supplements in the first place. So when should an athlete start using them to hopefully elevate their potential?In today’s podcast, we will cover:The issues with starting supplementation too soonWhen should athletes start considering themKey considerations when deciding to look at using a supplementListen to the full episode to learn more about the supplement game.Hope you enjoy! Link to blog: https://bit.ly/330ULq4 Apply for 90-Day Macro Sherpa Program: https://bit.ly/395QmGs Get my e-book: https://bit.ly/31HEdRp Check out and SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2Mxqs4W Email me: aleksa@theclimbingdietitian.com.au To find me on socials:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theclimbingingdietitianFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/theclimbingdietitianTwitter: https://twitter.com/beardyAPD Check out my website for more information on all things 'The Climbing Dietitian':https://www.theclimbingdietitian.com.au

11mins

14 May 2021

Rank #5

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Episode #83: Gut Issues & The Athlete - What You Need To Know

In this episode of The Reach Your Peak Experience podcast, Aleksa the sports dietitian deep dives into the topic of gut issues and athletes.Many athletes experience gastrointestinal issues when they compete and/or train. This is actually normal but nonetheless annoying and can affect performance gains.In today’s podcast, we explore this topic and go into the reasons why gut symptoms occur in athletes and what you can do to help alleviate it. This episode will cover:Gut issues and the athlete (what symptoms are common)Why athletes get gut issues (breakdown of the cause)Simple starter strategies that may help alleviate symptomsListen to the full episode to learn more about your gut today!Hope you enjoy! Link to blog: https://bit.ly/330ULq4 Apply for 90-Day Macro Sherpa Program: https://bit.ly/395QmGs Get my e-book: https://bit.ly/31HEdRp Check out and SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2Mxqs4W Email me: aleksa@theclimbingdietitian.com.au To find me on socials:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theclimbingingdietitianFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/theclimbingdietitianTwitter: https://twitter.com/beardyAPD Check out my website for more information on all things 'The Climbing Dietitian':https://www.theclimbingdietitian.com.au

13mins

7 May 2021

Rank #6

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Episode #82: Food Phobia Culture - Exploring The Problem

In this episode of The Reach Your Peak Experience podcast, Aleksa the sports dietitian talks about food phobia created by improper dieting culture. Athletes are not immune to food phobia created by restrictive dieting practices and misinformation. Therefore, it is important we address this and speak about why overly fixating and restricting food is counter productive.  In today’s podcast, we explore this topic with my own experiences and those of my clients. This episode will cover:Food phobia (what is it and why does it happen?)Why food phobia is a problem How I experienced food phobiaReal life examples of clients who came to me affected by dieting cultureWhat to do instead (the flexible approach to nutrition explained)Listen to the full episode to learn more today and arm yourself against misinformation and fear mongering in the food space :)Hope you enjoy! Link to blog: https://bit.ly/330ULq4 Apply for 90-Day Macro Sherpa Program: https://bit.ly/395QmGs Get my e-book: https://bit.ly/31HEdRp Check out and SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2Mxqs4W Email me: aleksa@theclimbingdietitian.com.au To find me on socials:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theclimbingingdietitianFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/theclimbingdietitianTwitter: https://twitter.com/beardyAPD Check out my website for more information on all things 'The Climbing Dietitian':https://www.theclimbingdietitian.com.au

12mins

30 Apr 2021

Rank #7

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Episode #81: Food & Nutrition Perfectionism - Double-Edged Sword Or A Necessity

In this episode of The Reach Your Peak Experience podcast, Aleksa the sports dietitian talks about perfectionism.Athletes are prone to perfectionism and competitiveness - things that can enable them to become better in their sport and dominate. In today’s podcast, we explore the good and bad of this trait and if it is a double-edged sword for your nutrition strategy and plan. This episode will cover:Perfectionism - what is it?The good and bad of perfectionismWhat you can do instead to help you (the 3 rules you need to know)Listen to the full episode to learn more today :)Hope you enjoy! Link to blog: https://bit.ly/330ULq4 Apply for 90-Day Macro Sherpa Program: https://bit.ly/395QmGs Get my e-book: https://bit.ly/31HEdRp Check out and SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2Mxqs4W Email me: aleksa@theclimbingdietitian.com.au To find me on socials:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theclimbingingdietitianFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/theclimbingdietitianTwitter: https://twitter.com/beardyAPD Check out my website for more information on all things 'The Climbing Dietitian':https://www.theclimbingdietitian.com.au

8mins

23 Apr 2021

Rank #8

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Episode #80: Fuel Yourself Like A...Sports Car? (An Athletes Approach To Nutrition)

In this episode of The Reach Your Peak Experience podcast, Aleksa the sports dietitian talks about the sports car fuelling analogy that benefits athletes of all levels who desire not only results but performance too.If that is you, then this episode is a must-listen!Many athletes worry too much about one single thing about their diet without focusing on the quality of the food they consume.That is why this episode will cover:The car fuel analogyQuality vs quantity How athletes should approach fuellingListen to the full episode to learn more today :)Hope you enjoy! Link to blog: https://bit.ly/330ULq4 Apply for 90-Day Macro Sherpa Program: https://bit.ly/395QmGs Get my e-book: https://bit.ly/31HEdRp Check out and SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2Mxqs4W Email me: aleksa@theclimbingdietitian.com.au To find me on socials:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theclimbingingdietitianFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/theclimbingdietitianTwitter: https://twitter.com/beardyAPD Check out my website for more information on all things 'The Climbing Dietitian':https://www.theclimbingdietitian.com.au

7mins

16 Apr 2021

Rank #9

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Episode #79: Metabolism Myths - What You Need To Know

In this episode of The Reach Your Peak Experience podcast, Aleksa the sports dietitian deep dives into metabolism and shares common myths about it that have been pushed as the truth. Many athletes worry about boosting their metabolism or not “damaging” their metabolism.Is this necessary? Today I reveal the truth!That is why this episode will cover:Metabolism 101What impacts metabolismMetabolism myths to stop believing Listen to the full episode to learn more today :)Hope you enjoy! Link to blog: https://bit.ly/330ULq4 Apply for 90-Day Macro Sherpa Program: https://bit.ly/395QmGs Get my e-book: https://bit.ly/31HEdRp Check out and SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2Mxqs4W Email me: aleksa@theclimbingdietitian.com.au To find me on socials:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theclimbingingdietitianFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/theclimbingdietitianTwitter: https://twitter.com/beardyAPD Check out my website for more information on all things 'The Climbing Dietitian':https://www.theclimbingdietitian.com.au

12mins

9 Apr 2021

Rank #10