Nutrition is one of the the most important aspects of maintaining a healthy body and it is especially important for athletes and people who regularly compete in sport. If you are looking into what you can do for your body to stay healthy enough to compete regularly over the Summer months, maybe a Sports Nutritionist is the answer.
To help you get the most out of your body we've compiled our top four sports nutritionists you should know and follow.
The Natural Nutritionist @thenaturalnutritionist
Steph Lowe is a qualified sports nutritionist and triathlete from Melbourne. Her aim: to teach you how easy Gluten Free living can be. Her team at the Natural Nutritionist promote the importance of non-processed natural food and how to eat to achieve the most from your body. As an athlete herself she understands the unique demands of nutrition when competing or regularly participating in sport. Specialising in long course, high performance fat loss and elite performance for enhanced recover and sport longevity, Steph runs nutrition courses online and currently has three E-Books available at her online store. A Free From Gluten Christmas is out just in time for the festive season!
Lizanne Marr @lizannemarrdietitian
Lizanne is a self-proclaimed nutrition nerd which is just what you want in a dietitian and nutritionist! Her passion for fitness and clean eating started in primary school when she created exercise and nutrition programs for her friends, and from there she blossomed. Lizanne is committed to delivering up-to-date nutrition information in a way that is fun and easy to understand as well as debunking all that false information that floats around the internet. She is based in Sydney but travels all around Australia and conducts consults online.
The Natural Athlete @thenaturalathlete
Co-founder of the Natural Athlete, Scotty Farrell, is a nutritionist and teacher, as well as an ultra-trail runner and triathlete. The Natural Athlete is a global community of athletes, based on the Gold Coast that focuses on the importance of natural unprocessed foods and holistic health. Scotty believes that the key to being a successful athlete is a combination of nutrient density, moderation and sustainability. As well running nutrition Q&As, Scotty specialises in race-day services that aim to help you achieve optimum nutrition for your best performance great if you're a keen triathlete and want some help streamlining your diet.
The Balanced Nutritionist @thebalancednutritionist
Specialising in athletes and diabetes management Katie King is a Brisbane based nutritionist with the motto: Everything in balance. Including balance itself. For athletes Katie runs a specialised program, including a complimentary 20 minute initial consultation that is designed to maximise athletic longevity. As a recreational long distance runner herself she understands the unique issues that face todays athletes in terms of weight management, gastronomical distress, recovery and fuelling. Katie offers an option of face-to-face sessions in Brisbane or phone or Skype sessions with full email support.
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Feature image thanks to Marceau Photography
Image of Steph Lowe recipe by @blueprint_fitness