Episode #60 // Eating disorder recovery, thriving in menopause, navigating perimenopause, fueling for power and performance without restriction
CW: Eating disorder
If you have questions about perimenopause, menopause, or how you can eat what you want without adhering to any rules and still perform well as an athlete, do not go anywhere, this episode was MADE for you.
Today I have Selene Yeager, the host of the Hit Play Not Pause podcast, content manager at Feisty Menopause, and best-selling professional health and fitness writer, including the co-author of ROAR and Next Level with Dr. Stacy Sims.
She lives what she writes as an NASM-certified personal trainer, Pn1 certified nutrition coach, off-road racer, and former All-American Ironman triathlete.
In this interview Selene discusses her history with an eating disorder- and consider this a content warning, she gets into some graphic detail - and how she ultimately healed her relationship with food. She also talks about the evolution of her career as an athlete, how she’s come to embrace gravel biking and bikepacking, and how both her approach to training and her outlook have changed since going through menopause.
Selene also shares some beautiful insights on how a perimenopausal mom and an adolescent daughter can not just survive but thrive while living in the same household- you’ll definitely want to listen all the way through to the end for that little gem.
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