Michelle is a wonderful mother of two who came to me during Kodiak Cakes Eat Better. Live Better. Program with a goal to build muscle/decrease body fat, get outside more, and train for a half Ironman. Not only is Michelle a busy mom but she also works long hours as a nurse which made her goals all the more challenging. But together, we came up with a plan to prepare Michelle for her half Ironman this April.
As a Registered Dietitian, I have to keep in mind many factors like body type, metabolism, and activity level when it comes to determining nutrition needs for people like Michelle. I do this by measuring resting metabolic rate (RMR) and applying the numbers to calorie needs as well as macronutrient (macros) percentages. Knowing Michelle’s fitness training plan helped me guide her meal plans and navigate which foods she needed to eat to fuel her workouts, at home, and throughout her day. Together, we did this by counting her macros (or macronutrients).