You workout nearly every day and consider yourself a pretty healthy eater compared to most.
Like many athletes, weekend warriors, and active people, you know when your body isn’t performing at it’s best. You’re also smart and realize getting your nutrition right is as important as your workouts.
But with all the noise online saying to “go Paleo!”, “no keto is the answer”, “wait what about vegan?” It’s impossible to know what’s right for you.
That’s where I come in.
I’m Suzanne Smith, Sports Dietitian, runner, triathlete and lover of all foods (except olives!). I help active people like you lose weight, improve performance, and optimize wellness while ending any obsessive thinking around food so you can get back to focusing on your training and life.
I do this by showing you how to create meals unique to your needs for better energy, improve the timing of your fueling around workouts to boost performance, and identify any habits keeping you from your goals.
If you want to look better in your clothes, run faster at your next race, or have the energy to spare after a 5-hour hike, then optimizing your nutrition is non-negotiable. But your diet shouldn’t consume your life, feel like eating is a chore, or that you’ve committed a crime for having an Oreo.
There isn’t one diet fits all or that you have to eat 100% “clean” to get results. If I’m being honest, I sort of hate the term “clean eating”, it implies other foods might be “dirty” and that’s just not true.
I believe you can still improve your performance or fit into those skinny jeans while meeting friends out for dinner or enjoying pizza on a Friday night. But let’s face it, everywhere you look online you’re told something different and it seems like no one can agree.
If you’ve had enough of not seeing improvements in your performance, fad diets, or are done wasting hours online trying figure out your perfect macro ratio, my sports nutrition coaching is for you.
Crossing the finish line of my first Ironman at Challenge Roth
My clients feel more confident that what they’re putting on their plate is right for their body. Once they start building meals that support their training and lifestyle they start seeing positive changes.
“After working with Suzanne on my fueling for IM Arizona I had more energy during long rides and no more headaches after.”
Not all nutrition programs are created equal. I make sure I provide my clients, not only my experience but evidenced based sports nutrition. You can trust that what you learn during our work together isn’t just my opinion but is rooted in science.
More about me
I have 10 years experience as a Registered Dietitian with a masters degree in sports nutrition. During my master’s program, I was fortunate enough to intern and work under the Sports Dietitians at the Olympic Training Center and see what it takes to fuel elite athletes. After receiving my masters I became board certified as a Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD), the premier professional sports nutrition credential in the US. All to say, I’m passionate about what I do and learning about the science that goes into fueling an active, healthy body.
I also understand the demands of living an active life as a runner and triathlete myself. I’ve crossed multiple marathon finish lines, half ironmans, and am a full Ironman finisher. I’ve been able to eat in a way that supports my performance but also fits into my lifestyle and that’s what I want for you.
Where it all began
I didn’t fully understand the impact food had on my performance until I tried, unsuccessfully, to get “leaner” on my own. I was a Freshman in high school and finishing up my soccer season on the Varsity team. It seemed so simple from all the magazines: cut out fat, eat smaller portions, and exercise more. I lost the weight like they said I would but I also lost power, strength, and endurance on and off the field.
My performance took a nosedive and so did my self-esteem. Soccer was my passion, but knowing I wasn’t playing to my potential made it hard to show up excited for practice or games. I began to realize that how I was fueling my body was having a direct impact on how I performed.
I also learned that many of the diets out there, despite their claims, didn’t understand the needs and physiology of an athlete. So I became determined to never be misled again and help others avoid the same mistakes I made.
After years of studying and experience, I know I can help you eat in a way that supports your body and lifestyle. If you want to learn more book a a free discovery call here: Schedule Appointment