I’m a mom of 5 young kids, a wife, I work part time, am a business owner, and a recreational athlete. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism in my 20’s. Doctors suggested a heavy protein,very limited carbohydrate diet. This initially helped me lose 8 lbs but within 6 weeks, I was no longer able to race or function as an athlete. My energy was at an all time low.
Daily Nutrition Makes Big Impact
I was fortunate to get to know Andrew at a run clinic. So, I got to know him as an athlete and person first. He never once hinted that he had his own business. When I ran into him as an Altitude Multisport club sponsor I was like. “wait I know that guy.”
After listening to him present at a club meeting I knew I wanted to work with him. I thought I just needed help with my race day nutrition. So finally about 8 weeks out from my Ironman I asked for his help. In hind sight, wish I would have made the call sooner.
Podiums Happen. A Lot!
Sometimes there is a gap–and for me, a pretty big one–between “knowing” what’s right and practicing it. People often assume I can eat whatever and however much I wanted since I would just burn it off later. But I excel when it comes to “looking” fit rather than living healthy and fueling for specific needs.
That’s where an expert like Andrew Dole can step in and assess unhealthy patterns, offer knowledgeable support, and suggest adjustments that promote balance. What Andrew gave me may seem simple, but for me it was profound: he motivated me to reassess my habits and understand how simple adjustments could make big impacts on my athletic performance and my well-being.
Working Triathlete Needs Practical Solutions
I was fortunate to have Andrew provide guidance with my training and nutrition in 2016, my third year of competitive endurance racing. I consider myself above average when it comes to technical knowledge both in triathlon training and understanding of my body.
I had no expectations, having never worked with a dietitian before, and was glad to see that Andrew took a realistic approach to my diet, making suggestions but realizing there are compromises necessary in a lifestyle jammed to overflowing with kids, work, wife, and sport. He made suggestions and provided me with expert opinion and research laden articles for review. However, his approach was conversational with us discussing lifestyle and goals, and proposed changes in a casual, laid back manner and not in a pedantic way.
Power to Weight Ratio. An Ironman Success Story
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