Hey! I’m Jessica, a registered dietitian (RD), and diabetes educator but mostly, a food fanatic! I love to eat, cook, and feed people. I truly believe there is no love more sincere than the love of food, my life is a testimony to that and I bring this vibe to all of my client relationships. Food is the first thing I think about in the morning, what will we eat for breakfast? What is leftover for lunch? Who’s coming for dinner? What can I feed them? What’s on sale to cook with? What sweet treat can be re-invented? Food is always on my mind, and now I can share all of these wild and wonderful food ideas with all of you!
I eat food that I like, when I want, mostly whole foods and I never deprive myself of treats or foods that I really crave. I believe food is fuel and should be used to nurture the body, but food is also enjoyment, more importantly enjoyment than anything else.
Competitive half marathon runner and the creative dietitian guiding the Eat Smarter, Run Harder Program. I am here to help you become a more well balanced, well nourished runner so that you can hit your PR’s and reduce your risk of injury. I want to get you to the start line feeling 100% because I know you can do it, you just need a little bit of help, and I’m here to help you.
My first half marathon was over 6 years ago, and even though I did train with a group it was mostly just my bucket list challenge. I ended up running a 1:46, not finishing strong at all.
For the last 5 years I have ran short distance, on the tread mill or outside, by nothing more than 5km. This last year I decided to run another half marathon with a goal time of sub 140. After 15 weeks of training, and now later in life a proper nutrition plan, I ran my PB at 131.32 and came 6th place overall and finished strong. It was that drive and motivation of improving and feeling strong that pushed my to a new PB just a few months ago of 127.12 which put me as the first place female finisher in the 2018 WFPS half marathon.
I created the Eat Smarter, Run Harder Program because nutrition is such a key component and tool for runners during their training. It is designed to be easy to follow and is entirely web-based meaning you can do it anywhere you are!
Learn more on how the Program works.
Your suggestions about how to feel full and providing a quick list for quick healthy meals was great!
I have really noticed that my energy levels are way higher and that the smart carbs, especially in the afternoon, have actually made a big difference.
Thanks sincerely for your informative session on Nutrition last week. My wife and I are much more aware of the reasons for eating well.
Let this nutrition guru give you the food tools, guidance and support you need to make it happen!