Tell us a little about yourself and what brought you to Nashville?
I'm a certified exercise nutrition coach, recipe developer, and healthy living advocate based in Nashville, TN. I’ve lived here almost my whole life. I left to go to college at Tulane in New Orleans, then moved back shortly after graduating. I love how much Nashville changed while I was away—and how it continues to grow and evolve.
What exactly will you be offering here at Climb Nashville to our members and guests? (Consultations, classes, meal plans, etc. ?)
I’ll be offering comprehensive nutrition plans customized to my clients’ needs and goals--anything from developing healthy and sustainable eating habits, to losing weight and gaining muscle, to cooking and prepping meals, to training for specific athletic events or competitions.
What got you interested in being a nutritionist and how do you think Climb members can benefit from learning about nutrition from you?
I’ve been passionate about health and wellness from a young age, I studied sustainable nutrition and exercise physiology in college, and then decided to continue my education by becoming a certified nutrition coach. I believe nutrition and healthy living isn’t just what you eat or how often you workout. It's an evolving mindset, and it looks differently for all of us. It’s about being self-aware—being in-tune with our thoughts, bodies, emotions, and passions. It’s knowing what food and lifestyle choices benefit and energize us as unique individuals, and what don’t.
I can help arm my clients with the nutrition skills they need to properly fuel their bodies, increase their energy levels, and improve their overall health—staying by their side each step of the way, until they achieve the results they’re looking for.
Sample Meal Ideas for climbers:
Fuel up on easily digestible carbs—a smoothie (loaded with fruits + greens), oatmeal, or yogurt bowl with granola. AND hydrate! 3-4 liters over the course of the day.
During the climb:
Carb and protein rich, minimally-processed, foods. The carbs will replenish your glycogen stores and keep your energy up, while the protein will keep your muscles strong, and prevent them from giving out over the course of the climb. The following snacks are easy to pack, and access while you’re on the go.
RX bars (found in lobby)
Fresh fruits: Apples, bananas, blueberries
Almond or other Nut Butters ( RX makes a great choice and can be found in lobby)
Dried fruits: mangos, apricots (*without added sugar)
Nuts: almonds, cashews
Maybe make your own trail mix with a combo of dried fruits and nuts. The sodium and potassium in these ingredients will also help you maintain electrolyte balance (helping keep you hydrated).
Simple meal ideas (if you have a cooler):
Whole wheat wrap with sliced turkey, spinach, and avocado, paired with carrot sticks and celery.
Hard boiled eggs, turkey patty, sweet potatoes, and avocado.
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