Hey athletes-- you're here!
I could go on about how I'm a Registered Dietitian, Board-Certified Sports Nutritionist + UCSF Exercise Physiologist, then bore you with details about racing a 140.6-mile Ironman triathlon, but *who* has time for that?
Brass tacks: I'll help you cut the fat and maintain your lean mass, whether it's for race day or just to feel better in your own body. I provide specialized, expert nutrition counseling to help you change poor dietary patterns for good. By helping you focus on the daily process, the results will indeed happen. I've got a few tricks up my sleeve for managing your weight for the long-game. Let's do this!
More about me:
I'm a single mom who loves to surf, trail run & strength train. I raced triathlon competitively for 11 years, including a full Ironman (IM Canada, 2011) but now I just ride my bike really far for fun.
Word of caution regarding the difference between a Registered Dietitian and a 'Nutritionist':
An RD needs to have a Bachellor of Science from a 4-yr accredited university, complete a year-long (full-time internship) in clinical dietetics, then pass a board exam. A 'nutritionist' does not require any of these things. One can become a 'certified Nutritionist' over a weekend or a month; none of these certs are accredited by the CDR (Commission on Dietetic Registration). Anyone can legally call themselves a 'nutritionist', including your personal trainer, your coach and even your mechanic. Nutrition is absolutely a science, which first requires a solid foundation of biochemistry, organic chemistry, physiology and human metabolism. Consider this before you take the advice of a 'nutritionist' who suggests you need: branched chain amino acids, a ketogenic diet, intermediate fasting, or [insert any other fad/supplement here]. My advise is based on sound principles, education and experience as a professional in my field.
How does the CSSD certification differentiate sports dietitians from "nutritionists"?
1. Successfully pass both the RD and CSSD Examinations
2. Provide documentation of 1,500 hours of practice in sports nutrition as an RD within the past 5 years