Episode 140

Eloise du Luart - Eating disorders and triathlon

Eloise du Luart is a professional long distance triathlete. Although she was born and raised in the UK, she represents France internationally. Eloise played Lacrosse for England before discovering triathlon. But what's particularly special about Eloise is the way she speaks so openly about eating disorders and the importance of fuelling as she doesn't want anyone else to go through what she has been through.

You'll hear:

09:00 How Eloise first heard and got into triathlon, thanks to a colleague at work. And why at the end of 2015 at the end of University she decided to have a crack at going pro. "Its the worst decision I could have made. I wasn't ready mentally or physically."

16:45 Eloise talks about some of the "stupid" mistakes she made as a youngster which led to an eating disorder. It's not normal not to have your period. I was a ticking time bomb. Being a professional athlete isn't just about training.

21:00 Some important messages about fuelling before during and after training and the dangers of Orthorexia too.

29:00 Eloise talks about RED-s and contacting Renee Mcgregor who told her she needed to sort her life out. That was one of the darkest moments. I hit rock bottom which was painful but needed. I have to take responsibility. It was so obvious but yet it wasn't. I still don't know the extent to the damage I've done to my body.

35:30 How Renee helped Eloise to get her period back. Eloise also talks about some of the things she used to eat and what she eats now. "It's just normal now!"

44:00 Eloise talks about how she got a pro card for a second time and why she now represents France.

49:00 Why Eloise is grateful for everything she has been through because it's made her have a different perspective. Why she enjoys working part-time alongside her training and racing.

56:00 Is Eloise proud of herself and how far she has come?

"I just hope I can help someone else and stop someone else. I think I feared the future for a long time.

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Helen has been working in triathlon for a decade as an athlete, coach and broadcaster.

Helen hosts the Inside Tri Show podcast bringing you awesome interviews from triathlon and beyond