April 17, 2017

Designed To Fit Nutrition Coach: Laura Ligos, RD

Hi world! I’m Laura aka Sassy (more on that below) and I am so excited to be a part of the DTFN team and cannot wait to start helping you all crush your goals all while loving the process. A little background about me I suppose would help. Nutrition and fitness became passions of mine via two different paths. First, I was a competitive swimmer and lacrosse player all through high school and decided I wanted to pursue a Division 1 career in swimming at Cornell University. I realized my height was a slight disadvantage and wanted to figure out how I could fuel myself and help others at the same time. Nutella itself wasn’t going to get me there. […]
April 10, 2017

Designed to Fit Nutrition Coach: Katie Kiely

I am so excited to introduce myself as a nutrition coach for Designed to Fit Nutrition and be part of this amazing, growing community of people working on bettering their lives and their health. I am truly grateful for this opportunity to continue to find new ways and avenues to spread what I love and continue to learn and grow myself as a coach. As a quick background, I have my bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and found CrossFit while I was in college in 2011. After a few years of falling deeper and deeper in love with the sport, I decided to get my Level 1 certification, and began coaching a few months after that. Several certifications and years […]
April 7, 2017

Designed To Fit Nutrition Coach: Kath Younger, RD

Hello everyone! I’m so excited to be working with the Designed To Fit Nutrition team helping you all reach your goals. Here’s a bit of background about me. I graduated from college in 2005 about 25 pounds overweight. I was the perfect cliche of someone who was “uncomfortable in her own skin.” Clothes didn’t fit, pictures weren’t flattering, and I was ready for change. I began to count calories as a way to learn more about what I was eating. I found food journaling to be freeing and insightful, and I learned so much about nutrition in the process. I lost about 30 pounds, and began to research ways that I could help others do the same. In 2007, I […]
March 27, 2017

Client Spotlight: Kim Minsky

I had my first baby in October and was looking for a plan to help me lose the baby weight. Even though I was pretty active throughout my pregnancy (4-5 CrossFit classes a week), I didn’t always fuel my body with the best foods. Ok, ok I basically ate everything in sight…candy, cake, bagels, chips…you name it! I ended up gaining 60 pounds, and it was no surprise that it would be a struggle to lose the weight, post-baby. I met Tina and Kerrie years ago at CrossFit 781 and was extremely excited to see that they started their own custom meal planning business. Four weeks postpartum and after a couple of talks with Tina, I decided to sign up for the […]
March 20, 2017

Breastfeeding Nutrition

If you are currently breastfeeding or have breastfeed before, you know that breastfeeding hunger is a thing!  In addition to your own needs, every nutrient that your baby needs to thrive for the first 4-6 months of life is coming from you. Knowing if you are getting too much or not enough can be confusing. Here are some simple tips to help both mom and baby reach their nutrition needs. Eat enough calories. Most moderately active, women should eat between 1800-2200 calories per day in order to maintain weight. Breastfeeding women should add an additional 200-400 calories per day for a total of 2000-2600 calories. Refuel after exercise. Women that are breastfeeding and exercising should add additional calories to their […]
March 13, 2017

Pre and Post Workout Nutrition Tips

Knowing what and when to eat around a workout are important factors in fueling and recovering from activity. A few simple tips can help you get the most out of your exercise routine. Before: eat simple carbs before exercise Simple carbohydrates give your body instant energy. Your muscles depend on this energy to fuel you through your workouts. A great plan is snacking on a piece of fruit 15-30 minutes before. Protein and fats are less important pre-workout since they do not provide instant energy. If you will be working out for over an hour and a half, try to eat a more complex carb 1.5 – 2 hours before then the fruit right before. After: protein + carbs within […]
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