Good morning! I had a delicious breakfast to kick off the day : )
A fried egg, orange, toast + coffee. I love that the egg and the orange were the same hue!
And now, some cool nutrition tidbits to share!
Almond Nutrition (Sponsored)
Over the years I’ve gotten many emails from folks wanting to see an RD in their hometown but not knowing where to go. As the internet is changing the world in every way, there is now a website that makes finding an RD to work with easy as pie….er, kale quiche!
Almond is a nutrition start-up that connects people with RDs so that personalized nutrition recommendations are more accessible to everyone. Almond finds the top-notch nutrition experts in the country and pairs you with them based on your needs. Instead of hectically rushing around (and perhaps finding a babysitter) for office appointments, you can book and meet with your own personal dietitian all online. Through one-on-one video coaching sessions, your dietitian gets to know your lifestyle, needs and goals. Just like you would if you met with your RD in person, Almond’s RDs will create a 100% customized plan for your own health needs and concerns. And finally, compared to meeting with dietitians an office, which can be $100-$200 per session, Almond is more affordable because the overhead is low without losing the personalized support. Check out some of the FAQ here.
As an RD, I think this is awesome. It’s helping you guys get the nutrition support you need, and it’s providing a space for RDs to practice online. I’ll definitely be referring some of the readers who email me for RD recommendations over to Almond.
To help spread the word about the business, Almond has offered to give away a free consultation to two of you! Please enter in the Rafflecopter below.
Nutrition For Runners
Speaking of RDs, my friend Anne collaborated with Jason from Strength Running on a new e-book all about nutrition + running: Nutrition For Runners. This has got to be THE most detailed running and nutrition guide to date!
Anne is a Registered Dietitian with a Masters of Public Health in Nutrition from UNC-Chapel Hill. She owns a private practice, Anne the RD, and is an avid runner. I credit Anne for getting my pace down from 9:00 to 8:45 per mile back when I lived in Charlotte and we ran together one day! My legs remembered her pace from then on : ) Jason Fitzgerald from Strength Running, a hugely popular running blog, is a USA Track & Field certified running coach and ran a marathon in 2:39:33. Daaaannnggg! Together they make a very qualified team.
Anne gave me a preview of the book, and Nutrition For Runners is a wealth of information. There are actually multiple levels of the book to buy so you can just get the basics or you can invest in a lot more detailed extras. Check their site for all the options!
Here’s a breakdown of what you get with a purchase of the complete package:
The full book – including “5 Principles of Nutrition for Runners“
Fueling strategies for every scenario: 5k, 10k, half marathon & marathon – plus workout fueling for morning, afternoon & evening runners
The complete “Ask the Dietitian” series, showing you how to reduce sugar cravings, which supplements are worth it, and more
Meal Guide & Runner’s Cookbook with example meal plans and exactly what to eat before, during, and after every run
30 easy to prepare, quick recipes for runners – plus 49 more ideas for snacks and meals
All 5 expert interviews (over 5 hours of audio!) on food intolerances, mistakes to avoid, race-specific fueling, inflammation & more
All 15 Training Plans so you can get faster in the 5k, 10k, half marathon & marathon – plus 3 weight loss plans to help you shed pounds easily
The “Dietitian Approved” Shopping List, showing you exactly what to buy (and why)
Since I’m training for the 10 miler (let’s use the word “training” lightly here – ha!), soaked up the information. I especially liked reading the section about running and weight loss. Anne put her heart and soul into this book (I have heard first hand during the year she spent on it) so I’m so glad to share it with you all.
And speaking of running…that’s where I’m headed next!
I have some hormonal imbalances. I would LOVE to talk with them about how nutrition could help or hinder my hormone balance.
Angela B says
I would love a consultation with a nutritionist. I recently took on a whole slew of food allergies (all dairy, all nuts, some raw fruit), and I feel like I eat a pretty limited diet. Would love to hear a nutritionist thought on some creative ways I could incorporate some important nutrients back into my diet.
I’m curious about my protein intake and daily caloric needs and what (if any) supplements would benefit me!
Kaitlin G says
I’d love to talk to a RD about metabolism recovery and how much my body REALLY needs!
How to snack when your job gives you weird lunch times! ?
I’m due with my first baby in four weeks, so I need a post partum meal plan!
Finding nutritionists is so hard and so important! Thanks so much for letting me know about this service! Beautiful breakfast =)
plus I’d love to learn more about what I can do to improve my skin and digestive cycle!
I would love to learn more about nutrition and how I can feel my best.
Tierney S says
I would love to consult a nutritionist about my overall diet. I have a hard time leaving bread and cheese out of the equation so I really need to figure out a meal plan that uses them in moderation.
How much food to eat at lunchtime so that I am not snacking all afternoon long
My questions is a bit different:
I went to school for Dietetics and graduated, but never completed the R.D internship and exam. Is it too late? I graduated from college in 2008. I have always wanted to complete it, at the time I wasn’t able to take on more debt so had to start working right away.
Thanks for the chance to win!
Hey there, I just saw your comment and thought I’d help you out. Unfortunately, internships must be at least started within 5 years of finishing your degree. I’m not sure what you need to do in order to be eligible for the internship again, but it probably involves taking more classes. I know this because I am currently in my dietetic internship and they went over all of this information with us before I graduated from undergrad:) hope that helps!
[email protected] says
I appreciate it! Thank you!
I would love to learn more about nutrition and how I can feel my best.
Linda @ TheFitty says
Is there a bio of all the nutritionists/RD’s?
Yep! When you see your dietitian matches, you will be able to see their full bio including their specialization and experiences, medical affiliation, education, and their approach to nutrition. Hope this helps!
Katie @ Peace Love & Oats says
This is awesome! I’d love to talk to someone about helping out my metabolism and getting it back up to speed
Are you going to be one of the RDs at Almond? I can imagine that providing online consultations would be a great way to keep your career going with an active toddler at home.
Am I eating enough calories to lose weight?
How much do I need to eat?
I am very interested in how I can make the most of my limited time and budget – without totally giving up sweets!
Dana | fresh simple five says
I’d love to have an RD evaluate my diet overall and see if I’m getting all the important nutrients I need. While I think I eat fairly healthfully, it’d be nice to know what a professional sees!
Emily Butler says
This is a great resource! I can’t count how many times people have posted on facebook looking for nutritional counseling in our area (rural PA) I’m going to have to pass this along!
And I also know a few runners who could use that book!
Taca @ A Side Of Dessert says
I would love to learn about my overall current nutrition and some of the changes I can make.
Holly Watson says
I would love to know what the optimual macros for my weightloss goals would be. Are macros the most important factor?
Some burning questions I have to ask: what is the max amount of hours to go without eating anything in between meals?
How do I select and use nutrient packed foods in everyday meals?
This is a great idea!
Rheagan @ Hardly Awesome says
Looks like a VERY fresh egg you got there, based on the color of the yolk 🙂
Jason Fitzgerald says
Thanks for mentioning the Nutrition for Runners program Kath!
If anyone has questions about it, feel free to email me at [email protected] Happy to help 🙂
thanks for stopping by Jason!
I’m mostly just looking for a personalized meal plan that I can follow with my hectic schedule, but love for cooking to lose weight
talking to an RD has been on my to-do list forever!
Shannon B says
How do I find healthy foods in a college caf that is pretty sparse?
I’ve lost some of my college senior year 15-20 pound gain, so I would ask how to lose more. I’ve plateaued a bit recently. I’d like an RD’s specific recommendations on what I can do.
How much protein am I really supposed to be eating every day? The gamut of suggestions is wide!!
I’m trying to incorporate LESS processed food in our diet. Its slow going but we’re making gains.
I’m curious about ideal macronutrients for weight loss – there is so much conflicting information out there!
I would love to talk to them about the benefits/drawbacks of a paleo diet!
Kelli Alvarez says
Wow, Almond sounds like an amazing service. I think I’ll have to check it out. I could definitely use more structure and guidance in what and how I’m eating.
How many calories should I eat. Yes, you can google that, but I don’t think those are too accurate.
Ann P-L says
My question: What changes should I make to improve my fertility?
I’d love to talk about how to incorporate more healthy fats without gaining weight.
I would love to see a registered dietician. I have been trying to lose weight with both strength training and running, but have not seen any results. I eat really healthy and what I think is the recommended calories, so a rd would be really helpful!
Anne @fANNEtasticfood says
Thank you for sharing the Nutrition for Runners program love! We appreciate the support!
Great idea! Always benefit from learning new trends in nutrition.
Erin m. says
I also have hormonal imbalance and iron deficiency anemia, so I would like to discuss ways that my diet could reflect those.
I would love to know how to manage my energy levels with my diet!
Pam B says
HIya Kath!!! I would love a one-on-one with a dietician. I know I don’t eat well, and would love some pointers on what EASY changes I could make to fit in with my lifestyle and time constraints. Thanks so much for this opportunity. Blessed be, hugs!!! Pam
pamspretties57 at gmail dot com
I would love to know how much harder weight loss is going to continue to get as I get older (hello 30’s metabolism) and the best strategies!
After being pregnant for 9 months and turning 33 years YOUNG, I’d love to learn more about how I should be eating and what would work best for me and my lifestyle!
Does anything really need to be changed?
I’d love to ask about benefits of possibly going paleo and/or grain-free. Also, would love to talk about how best to raise young children with positive, healthy food habits. Coming from a history of disordered eating, I struggle with how to make sure I don’t pass along my bad habits/issues.
Mabel @ Ma Bella Vita says
Breakfast looks yummy! Specially that bread and the cafe 🙂
PS: That mat is the cutest! where did you get it?
It’s just a piece of burlap!
I would love to talk to someone about my nutrition in regards to how it affects my PCOS and what changes I should be making!
Hi Kath, nothing to do with this post, but yesterday I was searching your blog to find the trash can that you bought a couple years ago and loved. I found the post and went to BBB and bought the Simplehuman version they have now. They upped the price a bit ($179, and then even with the 20% off coupon, still ouch!) but I was wondering if you still love it? I set it up in my kitchen and it looks AWESOME.
YESSSS!!! LOVE that trash can and it’s worth every penny : )
yay! Thanks! I’m pretty psyched.
Livi @ Eat, Pray, Work It Out says
i love that egg color!! That bright orange just screams micronutrients to me!
I have IBD and it would be great to get more information about how diet can impact my disease.
I am always concerned about excess protein and/ or carbs.
I’m almost due with my first baby so I’d love to ask about nutrition for breastfeeding!
Nikki Fahey says
how come I am not loosing weight
paige c says
I would love to know more about how UC (an IBD) is affected by my diet and how to improve certain symptoms that occur
How to control my IBS with diet.
Katie M says
What is the difference between the 2 types of fibers (soluble vs. insoluble)? Is it possible to eat TOO much fiber? Do the foods with added fibers (like inulin) provide the same benefits as other fibers?
I am curious to know how to keep adequately nursing my newborn, but also to start trying lose some of this baby weight.
Thanks so much for the giveaway!!
Sarah @ RunningChickago.com says
Thanks so much for sharing this book and info! I’m trying to get better educated on food + fitness as I am training for another marathon. Every tip helps!
Alexa P. says
I would love to talk about the low FODMAPS diet. I was recently diagnosed with IBS and also have endometriosis. Guidance on this diet would be incredibly helpful–there are so many (healthy) foods that are not allowed!
My question would be about my protein and fiber needs
I’d like to get a personalized diet plan! I’ve had intestinal issues all my life and have dabbled with various diets over the years but without a professional’s help, it’s hard to tell if I’m helping or hurting my system.
Paige Smith says
I am very interested in your almond alternative diet plan.I noticed you had a lot of diet plans for every lifestyle. Are they all physician supervised?
I would love to know more about hot to maximize the calories I’m putting into my body. I weight train three days a week and some days I’m starving and others I’m so full!
Jenny Lopez says
There are no known RD’s or nutritionists in my area, and I am desperate to get healthy (as well as get my mother on track too). This would be AMAZING!
Biggest question: Protein: when? how much? from what source? how often?
I’ve been focusing on strength for the past few months but I would really like to lose those last 10 pounds too. I’m not sure how to go about losing weight and maintaining muscle growth. I belong to a really small community center gym that doesn’t offer any nutrition services so this website would be nice!
Am I getting enough protein? I haven’t been enjoying meat as much lately and switching to a more vegetarian diet, but I’m nervous I’m not getting enough protein. Happy about the Instagram posts to supplement your posts – hope it works for you.
I would love love love a personalized plan with an RD! As someone with a history of disordered eating, reassurance from a professional would be extremely beneficial!
I hope I win :))
I would love to win this an gt my eating on the right track.
I would love to ask for tactics about how to curb my sugar addiction.
Would that running and nutrition book be of value to a vegetarian?
Yes – a lot of the recipes are meat-free. And there are some vegetarian options.
Cool. Might have yo check it out! Thanks!
I am about a month and half into recovery from an eating disorder. I would love to learn about how much I should be eating, what I should eat to curb binge urges, and if there is anything I can do to make my hunger/satiety hormones work properly again.