Episodes
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 diets containing meat? Are herbivores better athletes...
Published 07/29/21
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 waste of time). That is why I want to teach you the...
Published 07/22/21
In this episode of The Reach Your Peak Experience podcast, Aleksa the sports dietitian deep dives into the topic of comp day nutrition strategy. Having the correct nutrition strategy on the day of competition (no matter the sport), is crucial to perform at your best. However, it is not uncommon to see athletes going about comp day nutrition the wrong way.  That is why I want to set the record straight and tell you how a Sports Dietitian recommends you approach your nutrition on the day of...
Published 07/16/21
In this episode of The Reach Your Peak Experience podcast, Aleksa the sports dietitian deep dives into the topic of intermittent fasting in the athlete world. Should athletes be using fasting as a nutrition strategy? With the popularity of intermittent fasting nowadays, more and more athletes are trying out fasting as a tool to build the body they want. Many also think it’s healthier for them. So what is the truth? Let’s explore.  In today’s podcast, I will cover: What is intermittent...
Published 07/09/21
In this episode of The Reach Your Peak Experience podcast, Aleksa the sports dietitian addresses a concern in the nutrition space - teenage calorie tracking and its suitability. Should teens be tracking calories as a nutrition strategy? Many parents wonder this and I have had teens ask me about calorie tracking before too.  So what is the truth? Well let’s explore.  In today’s podcast, I will cover: 3 reasons calorie counting can help3 reasons calorie counting can hurtAnswer to “Should teens...
Published 07/02/21
In this episode of The Reach Your Peak Experience podcast, Aleksa the sports dietitian deep dives into the must-know info on creatine. Creatine is one of the most popular supplements in the athletic space and it is also one of the most heavily researched. So what is creatine? How much should you take? What’s the best version? Is it safe? The truth is that creatine is one of the rare supplements that have been shown to be effective - so let’s explore the in’s and out’s of this supplement.  In...
Published 06/25/21
In this episode of The Reach Your Peak Experience podcast, Aleksa the sports dietitian explores what it means to be an athlete. What defines an athlete? What makes someone an “athlete”?  I want to question the status quo and show you how being an athlete goes beyond just being a “professional sports athlete”. In today’s podcast, we will cover: Types of athletesWhat makes an athlete, an athleteAre you yourself an athlete?  Listen to the full episode to learn more today what it means to be an...
Published 06/18/21
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...
Published 06/11/21
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...
Published 06/04/21
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 it Listen to the full...
Published 05/28/21
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...
Published 05/21/21
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...
Published 05/14/21
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...
Published 05/07/21
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...
Published 04/30/21
Aleksa the Sports Dietitian deep dives into perfectionism and how it affects athletes nutrition game.
Published 04/23/21
Aleksa the Sports Dietitian explains how athletes need to approach their food fuelling strategy.
Published 04/16/21
Aleksa the Sports Dietitian shares the common myths around metabolism and nutrition that you need to stop believing.
Published 04/09/21
Aleksa (The Climbing Dietitian) explains the truth behind celeb cheat meals.
Published 04/02/21
Aleksa (The Climbing Dietitian) shares 3 ways to improve your meal prep (and make it easier).
Published 03/26/21
Aleksa (The Climbing Dietitian) explains the do's and dont's of flexible dieting.
Published 03/19/21
Aleksa (The Climbing Dietitian) explains the link between sleep and nutrition.
Published 03/12/21
Aleksa (The Climbing Dietitian) explains the nutrition hierarchy for body composition change.
Published 03/05/21
Aleksa (The Climbing Dietitian) reviews the OMAD (One Meal A Day) diet - for fat loss and muscle gain effectiveness.
Published 02/26/21
Aleksa (The Climbing Dietitian) shares the 3 questions every athlete needs to ask before dieting/starting a new nutrition plan.
Published 02/19/21
Aleksa (The Climbing Dietitian) views 10 diet trends for 2021.
Published 02/12/21