Reclaim your Rise Podcast

Nina Gelbke on Blood Sugar Perfectionism, Plant Based Nutrition, and Endurance Swimming with T1D

May 23, 2023

We have our first ever Australian T1D guest today, Nina Gelbke. Nina developed a passion for nutrition after being diagnosed at age 9 and after struggling with an eating disorder throughout highschool. 

She is an accredited nutritionist and sports nutritionist (BHSc), CrossFit trainer, and competitive athlete. Her aim as a plant-based nutritionist and fitness coach is to educate, support and empower her clients with food. 

In this episode we talk about...

  • Her struggle with blood sugar perfectionism - what helped her change her mindset and how it’s still a work in progress
  • The value of eating not just for insulin sensitivity, but also for happiness 
  • Nina’s exact approach to prepare for a 4k ocean swim (and how she didn’t go low during it!) 
  • The importance of trial and error for learning how to fuel your body for different activities

I do want to give a trigger warning that we touch on diets and disordered eating. So please skip this if you are not in a good place to explore these topics.

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