Ep 33: Fuelling Performance

Understand the key components of nutrition and your food behaviours to optimise your health and performance. In this episode, Advanced Sports Dietitian Dr Emily Meehan shares how you can identify your habits, behaviours and relationship with food to properly fuel your body with a balanced diet for daily functioning and better wellbeing.

So what’s this episode really about

  • Understanding individual nutritional needs that are uniquely yours.
  • The harmful impact of social media and diet culture.
  • Identifying your helpful and unhelpful behaviours and attitudes towards food.

Why you should listen

If you’re feeling a bit sluggish, find yourself ’emotional eating’, experiencing brain fog, having issues with gut health, or getting sick frequently, it could be how you’re eating. This episode has a wealth of practical information that will help you understand nutrition and find a balance that’s right for you. You’ll learn how you can identify habits and patterns and then make small, sustainable changes for long-term improvement to your immunity, health and performance.

Actionable Skills

  • Take notice of your eating habits and start to identify what causes you to go off track.
  • Have nutritionally balanced, go-to meals and snacks available so you don’t fall into eating whatever’s available.
  • Don’t compare yourself (or your family) to those on social media – everyone’s needs and resources are different.

You can quote us on that…

“Let’s build a healthy person, and then let’s build a high performing person, because ultimately, you’re not going to perform well if you’re not healthy.”

Dr Emily Meehan

“You can’t judge yourself on one day of intake because there are many days in the week, in the fortnight, in a month, in a year. One day isn’t going to be your unravelling.”

Dr Emily Meehan

“Good nutrition looks like is something that you can sustain for life.”

Dr Emily Meehan


Dr Emily Meehan – Website | LinkedIn | Instagram


Sports Dietitians Australia – Website

Dietitians Association of Australia – Website

Butterfly Foundation – Website

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I’m a teacher with experience working in primary and secondary schools across Australia, and a specialist in the field of wellbeing education and coaching. I founded Open Mind Education in 2013 with a vision of sharing practical, enriching wellbeing education with staff, parents, and broader school communities.

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