"Women are not small men. Stop eating and training like one."
Dr. Stacy T. Sims, is a Senior Research Scientist at the University of Waikato.
She is an applied researcher, innovator and entrepreneur in human performance, specifically sex differences in training, nutrition, and environmental conditions.
She served as an exercise physiologist and nutrition scientist at Stanford University from 2007 to 2012, where she specialized in sex differences of environmental and nutritional considerations for recovery and performance.
Specializing in women's health and performance. She had the opportunity to translate earlier research into consumer products and a science-based layperson's book written to explain sex differences in training and nutrition across the lifespan. Both the consumer product companies and the book challenged the existing dogma for women in exercise, nutrition, and health outcomes.
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.
As a direct result, she has been named as one of the to 50 visionaries of the running industry (2015), one of the top 40 women changing the paradigm of her field (2017), one of the top four visionaries in the outdoor sport industry (2017), and one of the top four individuals changing the landscape in triathlon nutrition (2017).
Stacy is the author of ROAR - How to Match Your Food and Fitness to Your Unique Female Physiology for Optimum Performance, Great Health, and a Strong, Lean Body for Life.
Stacy resides in Mount Maunganui with her husband and young daughter.
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Living in New Zealand
How Stacy would introduce herself
Growing up in an army family
Being sporty and loving the outdoors
Getting into running and dancing
Being an athlete and an academic
Why do women need to train differently
Starting to ask the questions
Why women are too hard to study!!
WHAT ABOUT WOMEN!!!!!
What do we need to know about the menstrual cycle
Day 1 - first day of bleeding
Day 12 - Ovulation and upsurge of oestrogen
Low hormone phase - First 10 days, hormones are low and we are more like men - hit the power hard, do intensity hard, sleep well and recovery well, core temp is lower
High hormone phase - ovulation - very individual - e.g. having flat days - be kind to yourself or feeling bullet proof - go and hit it hard
5 days before your period starts - this is when we are most different from men.
Tracking periods for over 20 years
Being a pilot subject in all her studies
The mental impact of not understanding your body
Pushing against the dogma
Dealing with the set backs and push backs
Being inspire to write the book - ROAR
Why the book is starting to gain tracking now - 3 years later
Keto for women and why it might not be the best thing
The biggest mistakes that women are making
Why you need to track your period
What women need to do to help with recovery
Get your protein in 30 mins after eating
Training, pregnancy, trail running and doing local races
Having a really hard pregnancy
Big changes after having her daughter
What she’s studying at the moment
How she’s balances everything in her life
Needing to be on the go all the time
Quick Fire Questions
The next book!
Take a Listen to Stacy on Sparta Chicks Radio - #99 Dr Stacy Sims on How to Work With Your Body, Not Fight Against It
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