Growing up I was always active in sports. I was a competitive gymnast from the age of 8 and competed through my college career spending close to 30 hours a week in the gym. I
always thought that if I was active that nutrition didn’t matter and I could eat whatever I wanted. I grew up eating a lot of processed foods and snacks throughout the day. I lived on sugary cereals, pop-tarts, frozen pizzas, and boxed mac and cheese. I rarely ate any fruits or vegetables.
Looking back on how I fueled my body I’m not sure how I had the energy to make it through a practice. Fast forward a couple years when I wanted to continue gymnastics in college I chose to go to SUNY Brockport in western New York. Following my love for staying active and my love for science I decided to study exercise physiology. I knew then that my goal in life was to help as many people as possible to live a healthier lifestyle. I knew that exercise made me feel amazing and I wanted to share that. After graduating I became a personal trainer at a gym but I didn’t know how to answer any of my client’s nutrition questions.
There was so much information out there that I wasn’t sure what nutrition advice to follow myself. I had started to gain some weight after stopping gymnastics and fell into the quick fixes and supplements that were being promoted in the gym. After becoming frustrated with unsustainable diets and not knowing what was in these supplements I decided I had enough. I decided to find out the truths about nutrition and to get a graduate degree in nutrition science and to eventually become a registered dietitian.
Now that I’ve completed my graduate degree I finally feel like nutrition makes sense and that everyone has been over complicating things for years. You don’t need to cut anything out of your life or add any supplements in. There are no quick fixes that are going to get you the results you want for the rest of your life. It truly is about fueling your body with whole nutritious foods on a consistent basis. It means eating plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. This doesn’t mean that your meals need to be boring or you can’t enjoy a night out for dinner.
Don’t get me wrong, I love a good pizza and wine on a Friday night or an occasional ice cream cone, but most of the time I try to fuel my body with the foods that make me feel the best. Exercise also becomes over complicated. Many people use exercise as a punishment for what they ate instead of using it as a tool improve their overall health. I hope to help you find an activity that you enjoy and will use to make you feel energized instead of a punishment. Because being healthy does not mean deprivation and feeling miserable. Being healthy is about living, being happy, and feeling good.
Why I chose MBT:
That’s what I love about My Body Tutor. This program is so honest. There is no selling of any product or diet that you will not be able to stick to. It is just working with you DAILY to keep you consistent to reach your health goals. I will be here throughout every step of the way helping you pave the path to the best version of yourself.
A few things I love:
Trail Running with my puppy, hiking, skiing, kayaking, Italian dinners cooked by my fiancé, dark chocolate, wine, pizza, and ice cream.