Statistics suggest more than one in five athletes of all types are underfueling—either not eating enough overall or not consuming enough of the right foods. The issue is more common in running and other endurance sports, where energy requirements are significant and weight has been overemphasized as a factor in performance.
In this interview with Runner’s World, Riley Nickols, owner of Mind, Body, Endurance, shares insights into how eating disorder thoughts, feelings, and behaviors affect male athletes and can result in serious health consequences.
Trying to find a psychologist or dietitian who understands the unique mental, physical, and emotional needs of an athlete? The team at Mind Body Endurance can help.