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SPORTS NUTRITION

"It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen."

COACH JOHN WOODEN 1910-2010

Optimal nutrition creates optimal results. Everyone can learn to eat like a champion, but for some athletes with demanding schedules, the details of sports nutrition can be overwhelming. At Nutrition in Action, we are qualified to help athletes make sense of all the information they receive from the mainstream media about what and when to eat. We won't sell you expensive gimmicks or complicated eating regimens. The only thing we sell is cutting-edge nutrition science. Whether you're a beginner or elite athlete, eating the right foods will help you reach your goals. Make high performance eating a habit.

Here are some popular topics that are covered:

  • Eating Before During and After Exercise
  • Decreasing inflammation
  • Nutrition for injury prevention and treatment
  • Triathalon, marathon, and iron man nutrition
  • Fluids and hydration
  • Carbohydrate, protein, fat, vitamins and minerals
  • Sports supplements
  • Gaining muscle and losing fat
  • Reversing anemia and iron depletion
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EATING DISORDERS

If you are just starting your search for a professional who can help you or a loved one, you have already taken an important step toward getting better. We commend you. Asking for help is not always easy.

With ten years of experience in working with anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder, we consider education and support to be the two most empowering elements in beating these illnesses. At NIA, you will develop a new understanding of food, exercise, and metabolism, which is grounded in evidence-based science. We practice client-centered nutrition therapy, so we work at a pace with which you are comfortable. Together, we will create a plan that addresses your individual needs and your current relationship with food and exercise. We are skilled at finding the delicate balance between understanding where you're at and challenging you to make progress, while providing you with the support you need to make changes.

A team approach is paramount to the successful treatment of eating disorders. Therefore, we will work closely with your other treatment providers to ensure the highest quality care and give you the best possible chance for a complete and lasting recovery. If you need referrals we will help you put together a qualified team.

We believe that people can fully recover from eating disorders. This is because we see this happen every day.

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CHILD AND ADOLESCENT NUTRITION

Nutrition in Action is committed to providing children and families with the tools they need to build full and active lives. Our goal for each child is to give him or her a head start on establishing a life-long healthy relationship with food and exercise. We believe this relationship is essential to the development of a positive body image and self esteem. Our focus is on giving kids the energy they need to fully embrace life and its joys, along with the inevitable challenges.

We know that healthy eating starts at home. We also know that planning and providing balanced meals can be overwhelming for families with hectic schedules, budget constraints, and any of the other innumerable factors that make healthful eating difficult. We will work with you to create a plan that's sensible and practical.

Nutrition in Action was created, in part, to reverse obesity trends in children and the illnesses these trends often precede. The burden that chronic illness places on individuals, families, and, on a national level, our healthcare system is categorically preventable. Although the causes of obesity are complex, the solution is simple: early education and intervention. There is no better place to cure a disease than in the discovery of its prevention.

We welcome all kids — picky, underweight, overweight, active, inactive, or just interested in nutrition, we don't discriminate.

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WELLNESS NUTRITION

  • I weigh myself daily and the number on the scale dictates my mood for the day.
  • I have been on and off diets my entire life.
  • I am an athlete who believes that health and winning are mutually exclusive.
  • I want more energy.
  • I've been diagnosed with heart disease or diabetes and I am worried that I will no longer be able to enjoy my favorite foods.
  • I eat when I am stressed or bored.
  • I am always hungry and don't feel satisfied, even if I have just eaten.
  • I believe that if I just had more willpower, I would be able to stick to a diet and lose weight.
Sound familiar? You're not alone. It takes willpower to diet, but we need to eat to have willpower. It's no surprise, then, that dieting drives the endless battle people fight with themselves. Wellness is not about deprivation; it's about putting the body's needs first and shifting the focus from what we can't eat to what we can eat. When we stop viewing food as something that harms us, we create a space to learn about the foods that nourish our minds and bodies. Choosing these foods helps us hear and listen to our bodies' internal cues for hunger, and trust that those cues will continue leading us to foods that support health. Sound unfamiliar? It's called Intuitive Eating and it drives the discovery of health and wellness.
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INDIVIDUALIZED NUTRITION COUNSELING

Nutrition counseling answers the question of how people successfully make life-style changes. It recognizes the uniqueness of people and understands why "one-size-fits-all" programs typically have little success, long-term.

A registered dietitian is skilled at helping people change by asking the following questions:

  • What is my client's motivation to change?
  • What knowledge and resources does my client need to change?
  • How can I support my client's confidence that his or her thoughts and behaviors can be changed?
  • What is guiding my client's decision-making process?
  • How can my client translate each decision into repeated behavior, creating change that lasts a lifetime?

Whether you are seeking help for a heath condition or you're curious how sound nutrition habits can increase your quality of life, working with an experienced professional who understands the complexities of behavior modification is key to your long-term success.

Nutrition in Action is staffed with dietitians who are experts at listening, teaching, and guiding you through the process of uncovering your health, for life.

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NUTRITION PRESENTATIONS

Public speaking is one of our favorite things to do. Our goal is to share the joy of healthful and mindful eating with as many people as we can. Speaking to a large audience makes this easy. If your team, organization, or group needs a dynamic and engaging presentation, contact Nutrition in Action. We can help.

Here are some groups that worked with us:

  • GoGirlGo!/Women's Sports Foundation
  • Cornish College of the Arts Dance Department
  • Taro Roots Foundation/Football Clinic
  • Starbucks Coffee Company
  • Seattle Academy
  • Inglemoor High School Athletics
  • UW Sports Medicine Academic Conference
  • Harvard Medical Students
  • International Association for Eating Disorder Professionals