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The Real Fit podcast features candid conversations with women athletes on topics including body image, enoughness, and so much more. In a world that’s hell-bent on telling women we’re not thin enough, fast enough, strong enough, or successful enough, I’m here to tell you you’re already enough.

My goal is to share stories that inspire you and let you know you’re not alone. Join me for fluff-free interviews with Olympians, back-of-the-packers, and every type of athlete in between every other Tuesday.

I’m your host, Pam Moore, an occupational therapist turned award-winning freelance health and fitness journalist, certified personal trainer, and intuitive eating coach. A two-time Ironman finisher and six-time marathoner, avid reader, and Oxford comma lover, I live and play in Boulder, Colo. with my husband and two daughters.

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Christine Yu, author of Up to Speed: The Groundbreaking Science of Women Athletes | Ep. 53 Real Fit

Christine Yu is an award-winning journalist whose work focuses on the intersection of sports science and women athletes. Her writing has appeared in Outside, The Washington Post, Runner’s World, and other publications. She’s a lifelong athlete and yoga teacher who loves running, surfing, and skiing. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.Her new book, Up to Speed: The Groundbreaking Science of Women Athletes, masterfully blends narrative and science to explain what we know about female athletic performance, why women have historically been left out of the research, why it matters, and what it would take to fill to the gap.I’ve read so many books that felt like an article or two with about 50k extra words thrown in. This was absolutely NOT one of them. The only thing better than reading the book — which covers everything from the history of the sports bra (originally slated to be called the Jock Bra- who knew!?) to how your period can affect your performance — was talking to Christine herself. We dug into some of the book's content as well as: How she scored the book dealWhat drove Christine to write the bookThe self-doubt, occasional procrastination, copious reporting, and meticulous research that were part of the process The sticky note that got her through drafting the manuscript and edits What it took for Christine to adopt a healthier approach to eatingWhy the current state of women's sports nutrition science is in direct conflict with diet cultureI thought I knew a lot about women's sports science but it turns out I'd only scratched the surface. Christine's book is a must-read for every woman athlete out there. Connect with ChristineInstagram @cyu888 // Twitter @cyu888 // Get the book!| to stop stressing about food, exercise, and your body?💌 Subscribe to the Real Nourished newsletter and get my FREE guide, 11 Things You Can Do Right Now to Feel Better About Your Body!).💖 Click here to learn about my 1:1 coaching services. Let's Connect!  My website // LinkedIn // InstagramAre you ready to experience food freedom? Subscribe to the Real Nourished: Reinventing Your Relationship with Food. Each free bi-weekly issue includes evidence-based tools to help you find peace with food and your body. Click here to get in on it. the show
  1. Christine Yu, author of Up to Speed: The Groundbreaking Science of Women Athletes | Ep. 53
  2. Jill Merkel, Anti-Diet Dietitian and Runner: On uncoupling weight and health | ep. 52
  3. Shilletha Dragonsky Curtis, queer athlete writer, and influencer of color: Facing mental health issues and racism on the Appalachian Trail | ep. 51
  4. Gillian Goerzen, body positive health coach, intuitive eating counselor, and endurance swimmer: How to nourish the body you're in | ep 50
  5. Hillary Allen, ultra-endurance athlete on recovering from trauma after a near-fatal accident: "I didn't know who I was." | ep. 49

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