Sports Nutrition with Andrea Cullen


Cycling topics discussed this week

During the Zwift ODZ Chat and Chill ride this week, I interviewed Andrea Cullen, a talented Nutritional Therapist with a background in Functional Medicine and Pharmacy, to get her perspectives on sports nutrition for endurance athletes, including:

  • When and what to eat before and during bike rides and training sessions
  • Fat adaptation
  • Carbohydrate periodization

Watch the video to find out the answers! Below are a few links to additional resources, as well as Andrea Cullen’s contact information and blog:

Send me your comments or requests for future topics! Hope to see you on future rides every Monday on Zwift! If you are/were not able to join, watch the webcast live or replay on Facebook or by clicking on the video above.


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Theia is a licensed professional USA Cycling Level 3 coach with Vision Quest, and coaches athletes from all over the country. A life-long lover of all forms of exercise and dance, she became a certified ballet instructor shortly before entering law school, and discovered her passion for cycling when she got her first road bike from her husband Drew on their wedding anniversary. Theia is also an active member of the cycling community in Zwift, and leads a ladies’ race series for Team ODZ and weekly workouts for Zwift Academy. In addition to coaching, Theia can be found enjoying daily rides and participating in races, long endurance events, and cycling camps.