Food and nutrition play a significant role in an athlete’s life, and for a range of reasons, and some athletes may introduce changes in, or adhere to, set or clearly defined diets. Diet strategies may relate to changes in body shape for a particular sport or to aid performance. However, some eating and weight control patterns are problematic and can lead to significant health problems, and in the context of sport and fitness, can cause someone to stop training and performing.
We are working to complete this section. In the meantime, here’s a video about Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S) by Dr Margo Mountjoy.