Our interview this week is with Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), Heidi Strickler. Food is on my mind a lot these days and where I get my macro nutrients is something I consider carefully. Like many of you, I'm trying to get the best quality carbohydrate, fat and protein. I'm a meat eater, but have been experimenting more and more with plant based protein. Heidi is going to help all of us better understand how to do that successfully.
Thanks to last week's guests, Craig Alexander and Matt Smith on the Boulder Sansego training camp. I learned a lot at the camp. I think you'll learn a bit from the interview. If you missed it, go back and listen to episode #131. Really recommend doing a training camp like this if you haven't.
Heidi is a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) who comes to eNRG Performance from Seattle, Washington.
Heidi graduated with a triple degree in Dietetics, Nutrition in Sports & Exercise, and Exercise Science, from Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, Washington. She completed her Dietetic Internship in Illinois, and moved back to Seattle in early 2014 to begin her career as a Registered Dietitian.
Heidi has spent most of her professional career at Experience Momentum, a functional wellness clinic in Lynnwood, Washington, where she worked with clients in both nutrition and fitness coaching. Heidi specializes in sports and performance nutrition, oncology nutrition, sustainability, and plant-based eating. She works with high school, collegiate, and adult team sports, CrossFit athletes, and endurance athletes, including runners, triathletes, cyclists, swimmers, and obstacle course racers. As an endurance athlete herself, Heidi’s primary focus is with endurance athletes.
It was Heidi’s experience as an athlete that led her to nutrition. An interest in the human body and physical performance inspired her initial plan to pursue a career in physical therapy. However, once she began competing in college, she became fascinated by the connection between nutrition and performance, and changed the direction of her studies.
Heidi is an avid, passionate and competitive athlete and outdoors enthusiast. She began playing soccer at the age of three, which carried her into college on a scholarship at Seattle Pacific University. She transitioned to running collegiate track and cross country during her junior year after discovering the world of long distance running. After college, Heidi took her love for running and passion for the outdoors to the trails of her hometown in Salt Lake City, where she picked up ultra-running and trail racing, and remains highly competitive on the trails today.
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