Metabolic flexibility is critical for athletes. Maintaining the highest efficiency of fuel utilization, and the ability to produce maximal energy from both fats and carbohydrates, is essential for peak performance. In this episode, we define and discuss metabolic flexibility and its applications for Lifetime Athletes. We review the value of protein, the importance of food quality, and the crucial need for athletic recovery. Plus a few jokes, stories, and meal suggestions. Thanks for joining us and enjoy.