As an athlete, I believe the food we put in our body has a huge effect on our well-being, athletic performance and overall quality of life. I believe our fuel should come from real sources: fruits, vegetables, whole grains, etc. The less processing, the better. The closer to it's original source (read: more local), the better!

I do use commercial products from time to time (protein powder, vitamins, etc) but I don't think these should be the foundation of one's diet. I view them as more of an insurance policy than a reliable source of everyday nutrition. I myself follow a "plant-based" nutrition plan: one that is focused on but not restricted to fruits, vegetables, plant-based proteins and whole grains. To go along with the "real" theme, I also believe in indulging! In real life, we're not perfect and nor are our daily food choices. Focus on healthy foods to add to your daily regime rather than on foods you should take away, but don't exclude your favorites. My overall goal for this blog is to encourage more people to fill their day with whole foods, treat the food they eat as quality "fuel" and to eat with a purpose. I believe in moderation, making educated decisions regarding food and treating one's body with self-respect.

Whether you're an athlete, fitness guru or just looking for reliable nutrition and wellness information, I hope you will enjoy the content of this blog! If you have any suggestions for posts or questions for me, please don't hesitate to email me: kristen at realfoodforfuel dot com


While I am a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN), I am not a medical doctor (MD). This blog serves as a way for me to share information and ideas regarding my experiences with athletics  nutrition, healthy living and fueling on the go. Products discussed on this blog are based on my own opinion and use. No information on this blog should be used to diagnose or treat medical conditions. My views are based on my education, evidence-based research and my own experiences and do not necessarily represent the views of the Academy of Nutrition of Dietetics or affiliate organizations or any of my current employers.

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