Due to severe bloating, cramping, and diarrhea, Hayden would often skip half of his race nutrition during his Half Ironman races. He could hardly stomach the gels and drinks that would help him sustain his energy and electrolyte levels. After testing with Ixcela and working with an Ixcela Registered Dietitian for just a couple of months, Hayden had a new game plan for race fueling.
A damaged or leaky gut
Too much caffeine
Fueling with the wrong foods
Too much stress
Poor sleep quality
Dealing with bloating, diarrhea, or stomachaches when training or racing is a real drag. It's common for runners to suffer through stomach issues during races. But it doesn't have to be that way.
Many runners push through their discomfort and run despite their stomach issues. They may blame food sensitivities like lactose intolerance for their symptoms—even after cutting out suspected triggers and finding no relief.
Ixcela programs use testing to identify the problem. Then, an Ixcela Registered Dietitian explains your data and prioritizes your food, supplement, and lifestyle recommendations based on your goals and your willingness to change. No more guesswork!