Athlete Nutrition Services
While I’m not an RDN yet, I do feel competent in helping athletes in certain circumstances. I’m not doing this to get rich and I don’t consider it a job. However, in listening to numerous riders and athletes over the last couple years, it became clear that there is a desperate need for guidance out there. Simply put: I cannot believe the crazy things that so many athletes seem to do and believe when it comes to diet, nutrition, and their weight.
This service was borne out of a desperate need for proper guidance that I have seen and experienced first-hand. This is my way of giving back to the sport and helping out where I can. I’m not looking to get rich doing this; nobody will be turned away.*
I struggled with my diet and nutrition when I was a younger rider. As I got older and figured things out, it had a massive impact on my career. The past 12 months in particular have seen some of my best performances on the bike on a consistent basis, while my weight has been the lowest it’s ever been. This did not just happen.
Too many riders and coaches look to training and recovery alone when trying to diagnose under-performance. There’s a whole other level that is often being neglected, which is the nutritional component. The more I’ve learned, the more I’ve realized just how integral a role nutrition plays in all areas of performance. If you’re unable to match peak power output from hour 1 after 3-4 hours (which would be the end of the race - when it matters!), if you’re falling apart several days into a stage race, if you’re experiencing cardiac drift in the second half of a workout… all of these issues are probably solved, or at least significantly improved, via nutritional intervention. Do you climb high torque/low RPM, or do you spin a high cadence? How you answer affects how you fuel yourself. Heading off for an altitude camp or a race at high elevation? What you do (or don’t do) with your nutrition will make or break your performance.
If you need some help, or you’re just interested in learning more, please feel free to contact me. If I don’t think I can help you, I will send you to someone who can.
* If it becomes evident that there’s a more serious medical issue going on, I will recommend a more qualified medical professional