The Reach Your Peak Experience

The Reach Your Peak Experience

The Reach Your Peak Experience is a nutrition podcast focussed on a Sports Dietitians exploration of the world of nutrition, health, and performance. Aleksa is a Sports Dietitian, who is passionate about helping athletes of all levels harness a flexible approach with their nutrition. Each week I bring you a new topic to help expand your knowledge and change your perspective - all in a light-hearted, no-nonsense, and easy to digest way. I will help you navigate the sports nutrition space by bringing you real, evidence-based advice & nutrition tips to help you reach your peak potential. Subscribe now to stay informed, competitive, and level up your nutrition & health.

Episodes

December 3, 2021 15 min

Should athletes fine-tune their nutrition strategy for the summer?

How does summer impact athletes performance and nutrition considerations?

In this episode, I share with you 5 nutrition tips that athletes should consider going into the heat of the summer to ensure they stay on top of their game as much as possible.

Summer has unique considerations for athletes from a nutrition standpoint. This is especially in Australia where the hea...

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What foods and diets are overrated and underrated in the nutrition world?

A few weeks ago I dropped an episode sharing 5 things in nutrition and rated them as overrated or underrated.

In this episode, I explore another 5 things in the nutrition world and tell you if I believe they are overrated or underrated - using my experiences as a Sports Dietitian and Nutrition Coach helping athletes level up their nutrition and health. 

There ar...

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Are you an athlete wanting to know which diets you need to AVOID!? 

In this episode, I share with you the 5 worst diets for athletes and people who live active lifestyles.

There are so many diets out there that it's hard sometimes to know which is good and bad - or more specifically, which are suitable for athletes.

The truth is that there are many fad diets and poorly balanced diets that are not recommended for many people, let a...

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Is your diet restrictive or do you want to learn about healthy foods that can help athletes fuel more effectively?

In this episode, I share with you 5 foods that are underrated among athletes but are great for your health performance, and recovery.

There are many foods that get demonised and there are many foods that are simply overlooked because they aren’t “sexy” or aren’t promoted in the various trendy diets out there. 

Some of the...

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Have you heard about the Nordic Diet and perhaps wondered if it was worth a try?

In this episode, I review the Nordic Diet using evidence-based information to help determine if the diet is worth doing or if it is another fad diet that you need to be wary of. 

Diets based on geographical regions and different cultures around the world is nothing new. The most classic example is the Mediterranean diet. 

The Nordic Diet is based along th...

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In this episode, I explore 5 things in the nutrition world and tell you if I believe they are overrated or underrated - using my experiences as a Sports Dietitian and Nutrition Coach helping athletes level up their nutrition and health. 

There are so many diets, diet foods, drinks, strategies, beliefs, and misinformation in the health and fitness space. It is no wonder so many get confused or wonder which way is the right way. 

The t...

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In this episode, I deep dive into the ever so popular topic of - bulking for building muscle. More specifically, I will be covering the strategy of the “dirty bulk” and answering whether or not you should do it.

Building muscle is a common goal among athletes of all different levels and sports - from the weekend warrior athlete to the basketball player wanting to dominate their competition. 

With the desire to build muscle comes the ...

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In this episode, I deep dive into the topic of stubborn body fat that frustrates athletes of all levels and sports. Athletes very often are focused on staying lean or getting lean - this leads to an overemphasis on body fat levels.

As a Sports Dietitian, I see time and time and again how athletes will be so frustrated when they can’t seem to get rid of a specific area of body fat or go beyond a level of leanness they have already ac...

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In this episode, I share with you 10 nutrition myths that may be preventing you from having success with your nutrition and actually hurting your gains (on the field and with your physique). These nutrition myths need to die and I will explain why. These are nutrition myths that ALL athletes need to know about (no matter the level or sport). 

As a Sports Dietitian, I hate seeing all the misinformation, myths, and straight-up harmful...

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In this episode, I discuss the two biggest players in the protein powder game and provide you with a comparison of whey isolate protein and whey concentrate protein. Which protein powder should you take?

Many athletes ask me, “what protein powder is best?” or “what protein powder should I take?”.  Protein powder is one of the most popular supplements so it is important that we address this and provide you with the information you ne...

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In this episode, I deep dive into the latest sports supplement that has been trending in popularity - beetroot juice/beetroot extract. There has been a lot of hype about beetroot juice in recent times with many proposing it as the next great supplement in the sports performance space. 

Athletes are always looking at the next thing to take their performance to the next level. That is why supplements are so popular as they are markete...

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In this episode, I deep dive into the ongoing and long term stigma around carbs and the fear it has generated in athletes of all ages and sports. 

Carbs have often be seen as the villain of the nutrition world due to the belief it causes weight gain and health issues. As a Sports Dietitian, I have seen the impact this has had on the lives of many athletes (including my clients), which is why I want to address this from my perspectiv...

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In this episode, I share 3 common nutrition mistakes athletes make when starting a fat loss plan. Losing weight the right way requires you to know what to do and what not to do. I will teach you 3 mistakes that are very important to avoid if you want to lose weight with the right nutrition advice. 

Fat loss is simple to some degree but it’s not easy. There are many considerations and nuances that you need to be aware of. That is why...

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In this episode, I deep dive into body fat percentages for athletes and answer the question: what is a safe and realistic body fat percentage that you should aim for? Many athletes (if not all), want to be leaner and/or super lean - thinking it will help them improve performance, improve health, and also because they simply want to look lean. 

When we think of athletes we think of individuals who are physical specimens and we think ...

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In this episode, I explore & review Lebron James diet from the perspective of a Sports Dietitian. So what does Lebron James eat in a day to stay at peak condition? 

What does Lebron’s nutrition look like?

Athlete diets are a point of interest for many fans who want to eat like the elites. Young athletes also want to model after their role models and think eating like them will make them high performance competitors too.

Truth is t...

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In this episode of The Reach Your Peak Experience podcast, Aleksa the sports dietitian will explore one of the most common and popular weight loss exercise strategies of our time - the 10K step a day.

It is no secret that exercise goes BEYOND weight loss. You should be exercising for HEALTH and LONGEVITY first and foremost.

But it’s also no secret it can help manage weight and physique and that many do (and will) use it as a weight-l...

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In this episode of The Reach Your Peak Experience podcast, Aleksa the sports dietitian will review the latest information on Simone Biles diet - the elite gymnast for the USA. 


Athletes require the right nutrition plan and fuelling strategy to be in place to see the success they desire - this is no secret.


Sports nutrition is the key to athletes achieving their peak potential.


However, different athletes require different nutrition st...

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In this episode of The Reach Your Peak Experience podcast, Aleksa the sports dietitian explores the alkaline diet.


In recent years there has been an increase in popularity of the alkaline diet and trying to modify one’s blood pH level for “health” and “results”. 


However, is there any merit to the alkaline diet and the proposed benefits?
Are alkaline diets necessary? Are they even safe?


These questions need to be answered for all diets...

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In this episode of The Reach Your Peak Experience podcast, Aleksa the sports dietitian compares vegan diets with meat-eating diets for athletes. 


In recent years there has been an interest in vegan diets as the “hack” for health and performance due to the Gamechangers documentary.


Those who watched it left believing vegan diets are the KEY to success as an athlete.


How much merit is there to this belief?

Are vegan diets better than die...

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In this episode of The Reach Your Peak Experience podcast, Aleksa the sports dietitian deep dives into the topic of the post-workout eating window of opportunity.


There is a long-standing belief that you need to eat your post-workout meal as soon as possible after you train or finish a competition/game.


Is this true?

Does the eating window exist?


To optimise your own sports nutrition, you need to know what to focus on (and what is a wa...

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