Coach, Precision Nutrition Level 1, CF-L2
Through my life I can mark changes in my health with big changes in diet. Giving up soda when I was in Jr. High school I was an introduced to how food fuels our body for performance. I went from an over weight kid to a multi sport athlete. After playing Junior Hockey and Crew in collage eating the same way was not keeping me fit or maintaining a healthy weight. It was then that I began Crossfit and was introduced to Zone and Paleo dieting. Another huge transformation in my understanding of how food can not only fuel performance but can improve all other measures of health. During this time I learned everything I could regarding how the body used nutrition for energy and metabolic processes. I began to work with athletes and ran nutrition challenges at my gym. Working with people I discovered how many challenges there can be to building a plan that works for different people and the obstacles in the way of reaching goals.
It was during this period that I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, and without the nutrition knowledge I gained, I don't believe I would be where I am today. Knowledge, nutritional knowledge can give you the ability to shape your own body and restore your own health.
Coaching people and helping them through their nutritional journey makes me believe there is no greater feeling, then empowering someone to overcome what they have struggled with daily their entire life.