So full disclosure, I am not a Registered Dietitian (R.D.) I have a bachelor’s degree in dietetics however following college I decided to enter medical school instead of pursuing a dietetic internship. However, I am a board certified physician with a strong background in nutrition. Nutrition is not about weight loss or dieting. It is about using food to fuel our bodies for strength, growth, and health. Nutrition is a vital pillar to obtaining fitness goals. Without the proper nutrients it is impossible to achieve one’s true potential. Dietary needs are fluid and will be different for everyone, not just based on body size and physiology, but also on the physical demands that are placed on it through training. A triathlete will have different nutritional needs on a day to day basis than a body builder. I see a lot of misinformation online and through social media. My goal is to offer you advise based on my experience as a physician and through the research I have done. This is always an ever changing topic so check back often for new information and updates, and feel free to contact me with any questions, comments or suggestions!
You’ve probably heard about “counting macros”, but what does it all mean? I’ll break it down for you here.
Vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals. Let’s get down to the nitty gritty about what your body really needs.
I will NOT be talking about fad weight loss supplements. This is about supplements used to enhance athletic performance and what the research.