51 min

25: How A Sports Dietitian Helps Professional Athletes Fuel with Jill Merkel, MS, RD, CSSD, LD Nail Your Nutrition Podcast

    • Nutrition

In this episode, we talk with sports dietitian, Jill Merkel, about how she has worked with professional athletes throughout her career. Jill is a Registered Dietitian specializing in sports nutrition, body image, disordered eating, and Intuitive Eating. She has worked with athletes and individuals from the high school level to the professional level and is currently in her 4th season as the team dietitian for the NFL Tennessee Titans. 

In this episode, we discuss: 


How she became a sports dietitianHer various careers as a sports dietitian and what lead  her to becoming an entrepreneur and consultant for the NFLHow she helps professional athletes fuel If and how she implements Intuitive Eating into her practice, both with recreational and professional athletesWhat the biggest issues are with fueling professional athletes, particularly NFL players, both on and off the fieldIf body image is a factor for professional athletes, and how she unpacks that with clientsJill's personal running history and her goal to run a race in all 50 states
You can learn more about Jill at:
WebsiteInstagram TwitterFor full resources and things mentioned in this episode, check out the show notes here.
OTHER NEWS:
Grab your free fueling chart download to figure out which fuel is easiest on your stomach!Join our community on Facebook!Join us in the Nail Your Nutrition fueling courseTo follow along with the show, follow Nailyournutrition.

In this episode, we talk with sports dietitian, Jill Merkel, about how she has worked with professional athletes throughout her career. Jill is a Registered Dietitian specializing in sports nutrition, body image, disordered eating, and Intuitive Eating. She has worked with athletes and individuals from the high school level to the professional level and is currently in her 4th season as the team dietitian for the NFL Tennessee Titans. 

In this episode, we discuss: 


How she became a sports dietitianHer various careers as a sports dietitian and what lead  her to becoming an entrepreneur and consultant for the NFLHow she helps professional athletes fuel If and how she implements Intuitive Eating into her practice, both with recreational and professional athletesWhat the biggest issues are with fueling professional athletes, particularly NFL players, both on and off the fieldIf body image is a factor for professional athletes, and how she unpacks that with clientsJill's personal running history and her goal to run a race in all 50 states
You can learn more about Jill at:
WebsiteInstagram TwitterFor full resources and things mentioned in this episode, check out the show notes here.
OTHER NEWS:
Grab your free fueling chart download to figure out which fuel is easiest on your stomach!Join our community on Facebook!Join us in the Nail Your Nutrition fueling courseTo follow along with the show, follow Nailyournutrition.

51 min