My goal as a holistic sports nutritionist is to help empower athletes of all abilities to reach their goals, by introducing them to nutritional, lifestyle, and training tools that are essential in order to thrive and achieve success. PR’ing and performing to the best of your ability is just as important as adopting healthy and sustainable habits that will last you for a lifetime. A strong and healthy body can perform longer and faster!
Holistic health and wellness not only means choosing healthy foods, but also maintaining a growth mindset that will benefit you in all aspects of life, not only when you are gearing up for athletic training and performance.
“Healthy foods” to me means foods that not only taste delicious, but at the same time help to build a body that is strong, able to recover optimally, and is adequately fueled to tackle PR’s and crush goals.
As a runner myself who has tried numerous strategies, some involving counting calories or worrying about tracking a certain amount of food in a day, I have found that learning to listen to my body and trusting it enough to know that it is aware of my needs, is one of the most successful and empowering approaches I have experienced.
It is unfortunately common in the world of sports performance to become obsessive over a certain weight or number on the scale. This often leads to the flawed perception that a specific or ideal number will lead to guaranteed success and improvement in performance. This may be true in the short-term, but I believe the best approach is a sustainable one that involves YOU being in control, not the scale. Long-term success does not mean constantly working against your body, and depriving it of essential nutrients. It is found in making peace with it, expressing gratitude, and remaining in awe of the amazing things a healthy and strong body can do when properly fueled.
Food and nutrition choices are very important, but they are merely a tool that I will use in helping my athletes succeed. I want my athletes to find joy and satisfaction in learning how to properly fuel their bodies for strength, optimal recovery, and lasting pursuits of accomplishing performance goals. I am committed to helping my athletes recognize that the health of the mind and spirit is just as important as nutrition.
I am committed to guiding my clients on how to listen to their bodies using mindful, intuitive eating practices and intentional eating strategies to encourage them to fuel appropriately to enhance their performances. I strongly believe that it is an individual’s responsibility to advocate for their own health and to make conscious choices to nourish themselves to support their personal goals. I am here to guide you, but just as is the case in training, YOU have to put in the necessary work!
My goal as a sports nutritionist is to motivate, guide, encourage, and empower you to unleash your potential by emphasizing that YOU have the power to do anything you set your mind to. I look forward to helping you achieve your goals and set you on the proper path to be the best you can be for a lifetime!
Here’s to: good health, happiness, achieving goals, and the passion to excel in the pursuit of all three!
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” –Aristotle
“Run often. Run long. But never outrun your joy of running.” —Julie Isphording