Healthy living is something I am passionate about. At the age of 15, I became a Vegetarian. At the age of 17, I became a Vegan. Between the ages of 25 and 28 I ate mostly Raw foods. Needless to say, diet and nutrition have always been a huge part of my life, but now that I am a full-time athlete, nutrition IS my life. What I put in my body is what fuels me before, during, and after races, workouts, training sessions, and even on rest days.
In February 2015 I sought advise from a well-known local nutritionist at Remedy’s Nutrition in Key Largo. Mostly about getting some higher quality protein. What I got in return has been so much more. Gene Lentz, or the “Guru” as we like to call him, gave me a full consultation including blood, hair tissue, and biometric analysis. He now writes for me a full supplementation program as well as gives plenty of advise on how to get what I need from my diet. I have learned so much from my consultations, but the proof is in the numbers. Gene is a former professional athlete and Tennis pro himself. When I told him I was going for a World Record attempt, he knew exactly what to do. Through his programing, in 6 months I have dropped 4.5% body fat and gained 13lbs of lean muscle with absolutely no change in body weight. Gene fully supports my choice to be a Vegan and has never once asked me to start eating meat, although he did tell me to start cooking my food so that I can eat enough calories to support the muscle that I am putting on.
People often see my body and my performance levels and ask about diet and nutrition. My answer is always that it is a combination of diet AND lifestyle choices that create who we are. I have put in a lot of hard work, dedication, sweat, and discipline to get where I am today, but I owe a huge thank you to Remedy’s for helping me every step of the way.
Whether you are an elite athlete or just someone with dietary questions or health concerns, nutrition can be the key to unlocking a more powerful you.
Here is the program I am currently on. All supplements are available at Remedysnutrition.com.
Silver Package 1x Daily
Digestive Enzyme 2x Daily
Thyroid Support 2x daily
Adrenal support 2x daily
Remedy's Mega Pre-Workout 1x Daily
Remedy's Organic Pure Plant Based Protein 2x Daily
I love working with Dr. Austin of Keys Mobile Chiropractic because he has more to offer than just an adjustment. Austin is excellent at what he does. His adjustments are hands on, quick, and effective. His manner is gentle and patient. He is very knowledgeable about the human body and eager to share not only chiropractic adjustments on the table, but also advise and exercises to keep you healthy and pain free. His approach is preventative as well as corrective. He looks for the source of an injury or pain and how you can retrain the body to hold strong and be injury free. I LOVE that his hours and location are extremely flexible and accommodating of my scattered and sometimes hectic schedule. Because he is mobile, we can always seem to find a time and place that works for both of us. Even in the comfort of my home. Thanks Austin!