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!