Friday Apr 28, 2023

Using Nutrition to Optimize Performance with Dr. Stacy Sims. EP#530

On this episode of the AMSSM (T: @TheAMSSM) Sports Medcast, host Dr. Jake Wessels, MD, is joined by Dr. Stacy Sims, MSc, PhD (Insta: @drstacysims), to discuss her upcoming lectures on how nutrition affects performance during the 2023 AMSSM Annual Meeting. Dr. Sims is an international exercise physiologist and nutrition scientist. She has directed research programs at Stanford, AUT University, and the University of Waikato, focusing on female athlete health and performance and pushed to improve research on all women. Her contributions to the international research environment and the sports nutrition industry has established a new niche in sports nutrition; and established her reputation as the expert in sex differences in training, nutrition and health. Dr. Sims has published over 70 peer-reviewed papers and several books. In this conversation, Dr. Sims addresses the following topics: * How her athletic background impacted her journey into the field of nutrition and performance * Sharing a starting point for medical professionals to think about optimizing nutrition for athletes * Ways to encourage athletes to be aware of their nutrition and how to effectively structure training sessions and nutritional plans * Her standard approach on supplementation and why less can often be more

Learn more about her work and publications on her website (, and register to attend the 2023 AMSSM Annual Meeting in-person or virtually at

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