I am a registered dietitian and NASM certified personal trainer in Denver, Colorado who lives, eats and breathes nutrition and wellness. Even us in the ‘biz run into bumps on the road to being healthy when leading the typical busy American life. My hope is to simplify the science of nutrition so that more people can enjoy the lifestyle I live for.
I completed my undergraduate education at the University of Colorado and Colorado Springs and dietetic internship through the University of Northern Colorado. I currently work as a clinical dietitian at two Denver area hospitals, working with a variety of patients from pediatrics to Cardiac Rehab. Thanks to my variety of patients, I feel that I have a little bit of knowledge about a lot of nutrition topics, and am always striving to learn more. Some of my personal interests include sports nutrition, oncology and cardiology, as well as everyday nutrition.
I am a member of the American Dietetic Association (ADA) and the Denver Dietetic Association. Keeping me up to date on the latest research are my ADA Practice Groups: Oncology Nutrition; Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition; Dietitians in Business and Communications; & Dietitians in Nutrition Support.
I also love to break a sweat; nothing can reverse a crummy mood faster than a set of sprints. I was an athlete growing up (gymnastics, dance, track, lacrosse) and worked as a personal trainer during college. I ran my first (and last, to date) marathon in 2009 and this year hope to toughen up in boxing classes!
I hear all the time that people are too busy to eat healthy or workout… well that ends now! My goal is provide tips for living healthy despite time restraints (yes, that does mean waking up 10 minutes earlier), recipes for quick and healthy meals and condensed workouts. There is always time to take care of yourself.
Note: While I strive to provide evidence based information, this blog is not meant to replace individualized medical advice from your physician or registered dietitian.