Nutrition Series Episode 4: Starla García – Cultural and Body Diversity in Running and Nutrition (IHA Episode 399)

Starla García is on the show today for episode 4 of the nutrition series!

Starla is a registered dietitian. She is also an Olympic Trials Marathoner. She is the host of her own podcast, the Fuel for More Podcast. She is really passionate about helping runners fuel for better energy, training and personal best times. 

In this episode, we talk about cultural foods in sports nutrition, the importance of cultural and body diversity in running, and we also talk about gut issues and how to prevent having to deal with that during your long runs and marathons. 

What we talked about:

4:00- Starla’s path to becoming a dietitian

7:20- Starla’s experience with an eating disorder

15:00- Working with runners that want to lose weight to improve their performance

23:10- Food overwhelm and knowing where to start with your nutrition

28:15- Incorporating cultural foods in your diet

34:40- Whole grain versus white grain foods

42:00- Things to do to prevent GI issues for long runs and races

51:40- Affirmations Starla tells herself in races

57:00- Qualifying for the Olympic Trials

1:02:45- End of podcast questions

Show notes:

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