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What Athletes Eat

Hosts Marysol Castro and Chef Plum talk with Liz Wluka, Director of Sports Nutrition at UConn, about how athletes fuel their performance—both on the field and in the classroom—with food. She also dispels several nutrition myths bound to help us all make better informed food choices. Plus, former NFL safety-turned-personal trainer Stevie Brown describes his diet as a professional athlete vs. how he eats today. His advice for non-athletes is liberating and encouraging (i.e. “Do the mirror test. . .don’t look at the scale.”) And, Bianca Belair peels back the curtain and shares what it’s like to be an athlete and a WWE superstar.

Hosts Marysol Castro and Chef Plum talk with Liz Wluka, Director of Sports Nutrition at UConn, about how athletes fuel their performance—both on the field and in the classroom—with food. She also dispels several nutrition myths bound to help us all make better informed food choices. Plus, former NFL safety-turned-personal trainer Stevie Brown describes his diet as a professional athlete vs. how he eats today. His advice for non-athletes is liberating and encouraging (i.e. “Do the mirror test. . .don’t look at the scale.”) And, Bianca Belair peels back the curtain and shares what it’s like to be an athlete and a WWE superstar.

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Robyn Doyon-Aitken and Catie Talarski produced this show.

Guests:

Liz WlukaDirector of Sports Nutrition at the University of Connecticut (@FuelingHuskies)

Stevie Brown – Former NFL Player, Certified Personal Trainer

Bianca Belair – World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) SmackDown Champion

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Bianca Belair – World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) SmackDown Champion
Personal photos were provided by Liz Wluka and Stevie Brown. Photo of Bianca Belair (above), provided by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).

Robyn is one of the producers of Seasoned. She produced The Faith Middleton Food Schmooze® from November 2015 until the broadcast ended. Before that, she ate her way through the previous seven years of Fine Cooking magazine while a web producer at FineCooking.com.
Chef Plum, co-host of Seasoned.
Marysol Castro, co-host of Seasoned.