What to Expect
When working with me, I'm likely to suggest lean meats, whole grains, vegetables, fruits, oils, nuts, seeds, legumes, and even ice cream! I realize that each individual comes from a different nutrition background with different nutritional preferences. Therefore, I work with each athlete to meet them at their current nutritional comfort level to change their nutrition in a sustainable way.
Research has shown a great correlation between carbohydrate timing, nutrient density and exercise performance. I will use this research to help build the optimal plan for your sport. While it is recommended to eat a mostly whole foods diet and cook most meals from scratch, I'm are able to help you find that healthy balance between convenience and performance needs.
Empathy and Expectations
I want all of my athletes to meet all of their goals. Therefore, I speak directly to what needs to change in order to meet those goals. I listen effectively, and look at daily food choices as "data" that we can use for problem-solving and improving performance. Most importantly, I want and need total honesty and openness from my athletes to be an effective ally in their performance goals. By open discussion around successes and struggles, I will help you feel confident in all of your nutrition decisions.
Like the athletes I work with, I have high expectations and thrive on a challenge! I work with each athlete to define clear goals and work together to get there. I prescribe "homework" after each visit, and expect you to follow through by the next appointment time. Nutrition changes don't happen overnight, and each athlete must put in similar time and effort in the kitchen that they would put into the gym. By following my program, you can be the best athlete you've ever been!