Welcome back to the Next Level Skiing podcast, brought to you by Wagner Skis. Skiing is about more than just strapping on some equipment and hitting the slopes. Here at Next Level Skiing we want to focus on everything that can affect your ski game. In this episode, sports physiologist Dr. Allen Lim talks to us about how nutrition can affect how you ski. Dr. Lim covers a lot of ground, from fueling your body, to helping your body recover, to staying healthy all year long.

Dr. Allen Lim is a sports physiologist, cycling coach, and a founder of Skratch Labs. Scratch Labs is a manufacturer of performance hydration mixes. He has worked with dozens of top American cyclists to improve their performance and nutrition. Today he is here to help skiers with the same type of information that he gives to cyclists. While cycling and skiing aren’t exactly the same in terms of what it requires of your body, they do have some overlap.


[01:48] How Dr. Lim got started in athletic medicine and physiology

[03:45] Unhealthy American food culture: Ethnocentric versus Technocentric

[07:22] How to improve your skiing through nutrition

[13:45] The type of food to eat after skiing

[17:20] The importance of staying hydrated and listening to your thirst 

[20:27] How to prepare your body for altitude changes

[26:00] The nutritional approach to keeping our head in the game while on the snow

[30:00] Hunger and exercise

[34:32] A piece of advice that still resonates with Dr. Lim

[38:14] Beer and skiing

[40:15] Summary and last words


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