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Episode #477 Coach Debbie Potts and Kirsten Flanagan On Athlete Fueling

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Kirsten Flanagan has a BSc in Human Physiology and Biochemistry with Medical Honors in Exercise Science and is currently responsible for business development at TAILORBLEND. With an athletic background and a passion for health, wellness, and biohacking, Kirsten is always searching for innovative ways of using science and technology to optimize human performance. She is driven to expand TAILORBLEND’s reach, helping people realize their potential and understand the importance of personalized nutrition for optimal health.

During our discussion, you will learn how to teach your body to burn fat as a primary fuel source and carbs as backup fuel, what Kristen has learned about fasting for women, matching your fueling with training, and the best way to lose weight as an athlete. You will also discover the fasting exercise guidelines and what to eat post workout. Tune in to learn more!

Episode resources:



[03:08] Kirsten Flanagan’s background information

[14:55] What Kirsten has learned about fasting for women

[23:08] Teaching your body to primarily burn fats and use carbs as  a backup fuel

[28:40] Matching your fueling and training

[32:37] The best way to lose weight as an athlete

[37:05] The benefits of extended fasting to female athletes

[38:29] Guidelines for fasted exercises

[46:39] How to train your body to metabolize both fats and carbs

[53:46] When to eat after a workout

[56:54] The intra-individual variability


Notable quotes

  • “Metabolic flexibility is the foundation of nutrition, especially when it comes to an athlete. It is your body’s ability to utilize both fats and carbs for fuel.”
  • “Biohacking is an experiment that uses health and technology to improve our human performance in life.”
  • “To be more metabolic flexible, take more carbohydrates in those high intensity sessions.”


Connect with us:

Kirsten Flanagan

Debbie Potts


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