The Core Diet Blog

Beth Shutt

Ironman Triathlete and Registered Dietitian

Beth is a Registered Dietitian and Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics. She holds a Bachelors degree in Nutrition from Penn State University where she ran cross-country and track and field.
In addition to working as a Core Diet dietitian, Beth is the Operations Director and coach for Your 26.2, the run-only sister company of QT2 Systems.
Beth competes as a professional triathlete at the 70.3 and IM distances and qualified and competed in the Ironman World Championships for the first time as a pro in 2014. 
She started her career as a dietitian at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center where she worked clinically for 12 years covering everything from diabetic diet educations to managing intravenous nutrition in critically ill surgical and trauma patients.

Beth has been working with endurance athletes since 2009 and has thoroughly enjoyed combining her two passions of sport and nutrition!

Tis the Season to Talk HYDRATION!

Tis that hot and humid time of year when hydration is foremost on our minds. And if it’s not, it should be! Read on for some tips and tricks to keep you at your best, and not let dehydration put a damper on your training!

#coredietchallenge Week Four: EGG-cellent EGGS!

Our fourth and final week of the #coredietchallenge is brought to you by the ingredient EGGS! Check out just some of the awesome creations our athletes made!

#coredietchallenge Week Three: SPINACH!

Spinach was the ingredient for week three of the #coredietchallenge. Check out just a few of the awesome creations that were submitted!

#coredietchallenge Week Two: Nut Butter It Up!

Week two of our #coredietchallenge saw our athletes take on nut butter. Here is a sampling of the awesome ideas and creations they came up with!

#coredietchallenge Week One: Get Your Strawberry On!

Just a sampling of the awesome and creative strawberry recipes that our athletes submitted on week one of the #coredietchallenge!

Introducing the #coredietchallenge!

Join us for the #coredietchallenge and have some fun in the kitchen this June!

Nutrition During COVID19.

Most mental health professionals suggest that in stressful times, such as these, to control the controllables. Make nutrition one of those controllables! Read our nutrition tips to put you in a better mood, boost your immunity, and reduce stress and anxiety!

Working From Home? Tips For Managing Your Nutrition.

In the midst of a global pandemic, and with restrictions on leaving and/or working outside of our houses, many people are working from home for the first time in their lives. For many, this means being out of our normal routines, and after having likely greatly over-shopped, a refrigerator and cupboards full of goodies never too far away. Add to this the notion that the present world-context has placed our baseline stress and anxiety levels at an all-time high, and we have a recipe for over-indulgence. As a registered dietitian, I have most definitely seen an increase in clients reaching out, waving the “SOS – I am eating everything in sight – how do I stop?” flag.

What To Do - The Million Dollar Question

Someday, 20-30 years from now, the next generation of endurance sport athletes, and non-athletes for that matter, will ask the million-dollar question: “What did you do during the COVID-19 Pandemic?”

Tips For Keeping Healthy During Cold and Flu Season!

‘Tis the season for the flu, winter colds, and other upper respiratory infections (URI) that put a damper on our workouts and threaten our fitness. It is well-reported that during periods of heavy training and racing, athletes are more susceptible to, and may experience, an increase in URI. A “window of altered immunity” following prolonged or heavy exertion exists (that may last between three and 72 hours), wherein many components of the immune system exhibit change. This window is an opportunity for viruses and bacteria to gain a foothold. In addition, factors such as travel, low energy availability, and high levels of stress and anxiety also put athletes at risk. So, what can we do from a nutritional, training, and lifestyle standpoint to combat getting sick? Read on for some recommendations to maintain immune health and keep running strong!

Racing In Europe? Nail Your Nutrition Just Right!

Headed to 70.3 Worlds in Nice, France (or any European Ironman event, for that matter), and wondering about on course nutrition and how it compares to what you might normally use? Read on!

Fueling Ultramarathons

Get the skinny on how to fuel your next ultra distance run race in this blog. Make sure your fueling allows your true run fitness to shine through!

Tart Cherry 101

By now, most people are familiar with the use of tart cherry as a means of recovery but what are the more nitty gritty details that you need to know? Read below!

Hot Weather Running

When the weather gets hot, there are some basic hydration guidelines you should follow before, during and after your training sessions. However, when the summer months kick into high gear and the rise in temperature and humidity cause you to break out in a sweat the moment you walk out the door, it’s time to step up your hydration plan. Read on for some key points to consider during these summer scorchers:

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