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In this episode of the Female Athlete Nutrition podcast, I talk with former elite athlete and Running For Real podcast host Tina Muir. Tina is the founder and CEO of Running For Real, mother of two, and passionate advocate for RED-S. Tina shares her personal story with disordered eating, amenorrhea, and RED-S as an elite runner. We discuss often overlooked signs and symptoms of RED-S: insomnia, constant coldness, and gut issues; you can have RED-S without a history of injury, eating disorders, and being underweight.
Tina talks about going “all in” with RED-S recovery, stopping running completely while she healed her hormones and regained her period. We discuss recovery timelines and expectations based around how much you are willing to put in, alongside the challenges of resting more and honoring increased hunger cues. We remind listeners that body and weight changes are not inevitable nor constant: once you’re fueling optimally, your body will find where it's meant to be. We talk about Tina’s mission to help anyone curious about RED-S and the free RED-S resources she has developed: over 50 free YouTube videos, interviews with experts, community support, and more, which we highly recommend you check out.
For more on RED-S, check out Episode 2 “What is RED-S?” https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/what-is-red-s/id1537395854?i=1000499401138 and Episode 110 “Understanding RED-S From Two Registered Dietitians” https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/understanding-red-s-from-two-registered-dietitians/id1537395854?i=1000591577336
Check out Tina’s book “Overcoming Amenorrehea. Get Your Period Back. Get Your Life Back” (paperback edition)
Follow Tina on Instagram @tinamuir88 and me, your host Lindsey Cortes, on Instagram @female.athlete.nutrition
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In this episode we talk about:
4:15 Becoming an elite runner and Tina’s athletic childhood
6:50 Coming from England to America to run in college
9:00 Tina’s history with amenorrhea and other red flags
13:00 Relative energy deficiency in sports (RED-S)
17:00 Tina’s experience with RED-S during her professional running career; signs and symptoms of RED-S including chronic insomnia and always feeling cold
23:50 Life and your body after RED-S recovery
27:00 Tina's struggles with weight, body image, and disordered eating
30:00 Leaning into our instincts and intuition
37:25 Sharing publicly about RED-S and recovery; reaching breaking point and going all in with recovery
40:00 Recovery challenges: resting more and increased hunger
45:40 RED-S recovery timelines, regaining periods and healthy hormones
48:35 Advocating for RED-S awareness and recovery
49:40 Tina’s free RED-S resources on YouTube and her website
55:00 End of the podcast questions