Nutrition That Makes Sense!
Are you trying to get back in shape? Improve your health? Increase lean muscle mass? Take your sports performance to the next level? Exercise is a great start, but eating the right foods and following the right nutrition plan will ultimately make up 90% of your success.
Wicked Good Nutrition provides nutrition counseling and planning to help you achieve your health, fitness, and athletic goals. I’m located in the Boston area and I make house calls!. Contact me today to find out how I can help you get on top of your game!
Food is medicine. Food is fuel. Food is family and tradition and culture. And food can be the key (or detriment) to your success in achieving your health and fitness goals. Just like a car needs gas to run, your body needs energy to survive and perform at its best. Energy comes from a variety of food and beverage sources, and some forms are better than others. The most optimal energy for your body will come from quality non-processed whole foods. These include a variety of meats, fruits, and vegetables as well as nuts, seeds, certain oils, and dairy. The goal is eat a balanced diet, putting the right things in your body at the right time to achieve optimal health and progress toward your goals.
Why See a Registered Dietitian?
The food environment in America is confusing (see image to the left). There are hundreds of diets and diet books out there, all with different advice. Low carb, low fat, high protein, juice, fiber, paleo diet, South Beach diet… it’s a lot of information. Add that to the barrage of advertising we see every day from food companies and restaurants. Food labels are complex, ingredient lists are long, and health claims are abundant. You want to make the best health choices but there are limitless distractions.
Registered Dietitians (RDs) spend four years in college and 1200 hours of supervised practice post grad studying nutrition and health assessment, metabolism of nutrients in the body, specific nutritional requirements for a variety of populations and different needs, food safety practices, and the many psychological and social factors involved with food and diet. After passing a national certification exam, RDs continue this education, keeping up to speed on the latest research, evidence based practices and recommendations for optimal diet and health.
As an RD, I can help you sort out the medley of advice out there. Whether you are thinking about joining a gym or running a race for the first time, or are an accomplished athlete looking to take your performance to the next level, I can help you. I’ll take your personal needs and preferences into account to find the best nutrition plan for you to achieve or maintain a healthy weight, good health, and optimal athletic performance.