SPORTS NUTRITION COUNSELING
Optimize your performance, increase muscle mass, decrease body fat with a foundation meal plan and sports nutrition recommendations for your sport. Melissa individualizes your meal plan based on your specific athletic goals, phase of training, sport and health needs. Medical Nutrition Therapy ethically is incorporated into all of the sports nutrition counseling sessions, ensuring you are getting a complete evaluation of both athletic needs for your sport and overall health. As a team effort, you and Melissa will work together to meet your health and athletic goals.
COMPREHENSIVE SPORT NUTRITION ANALYSIS
Melissa will perform a full evaluation of your athletic training goals and health needs. This package of 3-one hour sessions includes an assessment of your current diet, sports nutrition regime, recent lab work, medications, supplements, and any medical and/or sport history injuries. A sweat rate will be assessed (for hydration status), along with body composition (ISAK method, also utilized by the USOC). Melissa carefully designs a meal plan covering all phases of your training (base, competition, off season) and addresses sports nutrition guidelines (from the ACSM, NCAA and USOC guidelines) pre, during and recovery fueling and hydration. Race or event day nutrition will be addressed, along with carbohydrate loading if warranted.
EAT HEALTHY, TRAIN HARD + REACH YOUR OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE
Continue your sports nutrition goals with follow ups. These are ½ hour sessions monitoring your progress towards your health and athletic goals. In these sessions, Melissa will be assessing outcomes, body composition, lab work, and performance measures (perceived and measurable, times, increase in weights, etc.). Adjustments will be made if needed to help streamline your progress towards your goals.
DOMINATE RACE DAY
"Nutrition is the glue that holds your training and race/event day performance together." Receive race day nutrition with Melissa. This option is for those who have their foundation nutrition dialed in, but need help with race day nutrition only. You will receive guidance on pre, during (including logistics, when, where, etc.) and recovery nutrition tailored to your event and individual needs.
Melissa has a variety of programs for different sports training needs. For example, 6, 12 and 18 week programs include 1-hour meetings for each option, or you may customize these programs as the first session is 1-hour and the rest are ½ hour sessions, whatever plan works best for your training needs. These programs usually are geared for endurance events like Ironman, ½ IM, 50k and higher (100 miler, Century, etc.) events for runners, mountain bikers, or road bike athletes. This program encompasses the comprehensive sports nutrition package, medical nutrition therapy and ongoing evaluation of training adaptations with your nutrition plan to meet your ultimate goal for the event.
FOR EX: FOODS HIGH IN OMEGA-3s