eat. fuel. perform.
When I was 18, I stumbled into my very first gym, where adults go to work out. Because I was an adult, and that is what adulting is about, right? I jumped in with both feet, taking classes and signing up with their nutritionist. It was the first experience I’d ever had learning about nutrition, macros--what carbs, protein, and fat were--and how they all come together to either enhance your day, or ruin it. I remember that first meeting, where they took all my measurements; circumferences, weight, and body fat % with a caliper. I was hooked. We had weekly check weigh ins, and monthly measurements. My passion for nutrition had begun!!!!
After a couple of weeks on this new workout regimen and nutrition program, I could see and feel the difference. When I was first advised that I needed to eat a LOT more fat, I was like, WTH!?!?!?!?!?!? And when I was told to eliminate bread? OH HELL no. They didn’t understand; I had a relationship with bread. I knew this had just gone from easy to devastating. But, I did it. I ate more fat, and I broke up with bread.
Fast forward three months, I had lost 30 pounds. True story. Went from 160 to 130 pounds. I was on cloud nine. I felt my figure come back. I felt alive, light on my feet, clear headed, and, most importantly, I felt HEALTHY. I had this burning desire to learn more about nutrition. What does it mean? What was the science behind it? Why did timing matter? Why were macros so important? Wasn’t a calorie, a calorie?
I went to OSU to study Health and Human Kinetics. LOVED IT. I loved everything about the human body. I graduated with a BS in Human Development, and entered the world of sports and nutrition. I loved how nutrition made a difference in the sport. What you put in your body can either slay or destroy your performance. I wanted more of this. I wanted to challenge others to be better at their sport, to feel better, and to be healthier.
eat. is founded on core nutritional ideals of a low carb, low sugar, moderate protein, and healthy fats. eat. employs one-on-one coaching strategies to keep clients focused, and provides the support and tools you need to succeed. At eat. we’re savvy when it comes to portions and eating the right foods at the right time to keep you fueled. I am deeply passionate about coaching clients to find the lifestyle shift they truly need and desire.