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December 12, 2023
Episode 111: Nutrient Timing – Lisa Heaton, MS, RD, CSSD

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Nutrient Timing – Lisa Heaton, MS, RD, CSSD

Have you ever wondered if when you eat a particular type of food on whether it can impact your performance? For example, should you eat right before workout or does consuming carbohydrates and/or protein after workout improve strength and recovery. What if you are running a marathon as should you consume something during a 3-5-hour event?

In this podcast, we speak with Gatorade Scientist and Sports Dietitian Lisa Heaton on the timing of macronutrients and how they impact performance, recovery, and endurance. Lisa explains the role of carbohydrates and protein, pre, during, and post exercise as well as how much we need to maximize performance. We also discuss the role of carbohydrate and protein type and how they influence the outcome. 

Lisa has worked in the sports nutrition realm since 2007 and is a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) with interests in sports nutrition, recovery, hydration and performance. As a sports dietitian at the Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI), Lisa works with nutrition related education and translation of research, as well as supports the athlete testing program. She also served as the Sports Dietitian for the Chicago Bulls for the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 seasons. Lisa joined GSSI in February 2011 after working as the sports dietitian for the National Institute for Athletic Health & Performance in Sioux Falls, SD (Now Sanford Sports Science Institute). Lisa completed her undergraduate work at Bradley University where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Foods, Nutrition and Dietetics. She completed her dietetic internship with the University of Houston and continued within the University to earn her Master’s Degree in Exercise Science. In July of 2009, Lisa earned the CSSD credential through the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), the premier credential for sports dietitians. 

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