May 22, 2017

Client Spotlight: Alicia & Walter

It’s no secret that we have both struggled with weight loss in the past and our weights have yoyo’d up and down for years… more recently going up instead of down! However, in the past 16 months, I have lost 55 pounds and Walter has lost 40 pounds. It didn’t all come off at once (DTFN is not a quick fix fad diet) but has been a steady work in progress. A year ago, I won a four week meal plan as part of a competition at KFIT Bootcamp. I was nervous to get started, so started Walter decided he would follow along with the meal plan to make grocery shopping and meal prep easier and we both found success. I lost 10 […]
May 15, 2017

Designed to Fit Nutrition Coach: Emily Koch

I’m Emily. I am so glad to be part of DTFN! My passion for nutrition stems primarily from my LOVE of food. Although, I took a tortuous path before finally owning that passion. Although never officially diagnosed, I developed some disordered eating patterns in my adolescent years. I was a fat child and a fat teenager, and I desperately to be thin and attractive by social standards. I tried everything under the sun to lose weight. My hormones were totally strung out from years of calorie counting and endurance running. As an adult, I could not get pregnant, not even with medications and expert fertility advice. I was told over and over again that nothing was wrong with me. I […]
May 5, 2017

Client Spotlight: Kelly

I started my journey to a healthier me nearly 6 years ago when I became a member at KFIT. I promise I am not exaggerating when I say that I could not run around the block or do a single push-up before starting KFIT. I must have bought 25 Groupons over the years to different fitness places. How many times did I use them? Zero. KFIT was THE game changer for me. Never in my life did I think I would like any kind of group training. First of all, I’m the least coordinated person ever. Second, I deal with an immense amount of social anxiety any time I enter a new social situation, so you can imagine that group […]
May 1, 2017

Nutrients for Athletes

While all nutrients are important, athletes should pay special attention to a few in particular related to muscle function, oxygen transport, and sleep.  Keeping an eye on these nutrients can help to keep you at peak performance! Protein = Muscle Repair and Growth Adequate protein intake is essential for muscle recovery and repair, especially for athletes that do weightlifting or other activities that cause a high level of muscle damage. The timing of your protein intake is also important. Consuming protein within a 1 hour window after exercise can help to jumpstart the recovery process and help your muscles replenish lost nutrients, like stored glucose for energy. Good sources of protein are meats, eggs, tofu, Greek yogurt, beans, edamame, and […]
April 28, 2017

Designed to Fit Nutrition Coach: Christina Lombardi, RD

Hi, I am Christina Lombardi. Lawwng Islander. Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Foodie. Crossfitter. Gardener. Pug and boxer mom. Iced Coffee lover. Gluten Free, Dairy Free diet connoisseur. Beach enthusiast. And last but not least, owner of a total health and wellness fitness facility, Elevation Fitness (with my husband), where I practice private nutrition counseling. I remember having a love for food for as long as I can remember. My mother, a fabulous baker, would always have me help bake fresh muffins, cakes and cookies for our family. Throughout the years, I would find myself modifying recipes with healthy ingredients and incorporating different foods into my diet for their nutritional benefits. Fast forward a few decades (to 2011 to be exact) when […]
April 20, 2017

Client Spotlight: Lee-Ann

In September 2016, I had hit my highest weight and was at a low point in my life. I had just cancelled a fall vacation because I didn’t want to spend the money on a trip that I knew I wouldn’t truly enjoy due to my weight, fitness, and energy levels. I saw a shared post on Facebook about a contest DTFN was having for a free plan. I didn’t win, but decided to sign up for a plan as I was out of options and knew I needed to get to a healthier weight. I was not eating breakfast and eating take out most nights for dinner. I had no energy and working from home 4 days a week, […]
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