This week Mikki chats to Dr Susan Kleiner about being at the forefront of performance nutrition for both elite athletes and people just wanting to optimise their lives. Dr Kleiner studied sports nutrition in body building before sports nutrition was even a field, and since then has built a successful nutrition practice and is the go-to for many top level teams.
In this episode we discuss, amongst other things:
· Nutrition in the 1980s
· How the field has shifted
· Mistakes elite (and other) athletes make
· Co-founding the International Society of Sports Nutrition
· Susan’s recommendations for fuelling athletic performance
Dr. Susan Kleiner is the owner of High Performance Nutrition, LLC
, a consulting firm on Mercer Island, Washington, and the Director of Science and Communication for Vitargo, Inc. She is also currently the High Performance Nutrition Consultant to the Seattle Storm
Dr. Kleiner has consulted with many professional teams and team members, including the Seattle Reign, Seattle Seahawks
, Seattle Mariners, Seattle Thunderbirds and Seattle Supersonics, the Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers, the Miami Heat, Olympians and elite athletes in countless sports. Dr. Kleiner has authored eight books, including the bestseller The New Power Eating
, The Good Mood Diet
®, and The POWERFOOD Nutrition Plan
Dr. Kleiner is one of the foremost nutrition authorities on eating for strength, and her POWER EATING® program has reshaped the lives of thousands. The book is a bestseller and a leader in the field, and is now in its fifth edition and retitled The New Power Eating. Dr. Sue’s Good Mood Diet® Program arose from her observations that her clients’ moods and energy levels improved with their nutrition. The Good Mood Diet® program was featured in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and is the basis for her book, The Good Mood Diet: Feel great while you lose weight.
She is a visionary educator and motivator, speaking nationally and internationally on topics in the field of nutrition, health and performance. Dr. Kleiner consults with businesses interested in applying scientific evidence to product research and development, educational marketing and growth potential. She is a sought after expert interview as well as writer in all forms of print, online and broadcast media.