Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I choose Racer's Edge Nutrition?

Nicole and Jacque have over 40 years of combined experience as Registered Dietitians (RD), also referred to as Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). What makes an RD so special? In many states (including Colorado), anyone can call themselves a nutritionist, but they can’t call themselves a Registered Dietitian. That “nutritionist” on Instagram giving you nutrition advice may have no medical training or formal nutrition education whatsoever. Scary, huh? An RD has extensive university-based training, most (including Nicole and Jacque) have Master’s Degrees in the field, and they must go through lengthy internships (usually 12 months) in the medical field along with a board-certification process to get the credential of RD. RDs also have to maintain their credential with continuing education. Not only are Nicole and Jacque long-time RDs, but they are both athletes themselves. Nicole is an avid mountain biker - cross-country, fat bike and downhill riding. When she isn’t working with athletes you’ll find her riding at Staunton State Park, Winter Park, or Buffalo Creek – her favorite local riding spots. Jacque is an experienced triathlete, having completed 5 Full Ironmans and a dozen Half Ironmans (7 times on the podium).  She has also finished ultra runs (50k), cycling events (Double Triple Bypass), and Xterra Triathlons. Outside of Racer’s Edge Nutrition, you’ll find Jacque training for her own endeavors as well as coaching skiing and swimming in Summit County, Colorado.

 

Do you take insurance?

We do not accept insurance. However, you can call your insurance provider to see if you have out of network coverage for Medical Nutrition Therapy (nutrition counseling for overweight, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, etc.) If you do have out of network coverage and would like to submit for reimbursement from your insurance provider, please let us know when booking your visit. Most people can use their HSA (health spending account) card or account to pay for their visits if they are health-related.

I can’t decide between the Fueling for Health and the Fueling for Sport plans. Can you help me decide?

The Fueling for Sport plans are great if you are looking for help with sports nutrition, race and training nutrition, dialing in your hydration during exercise, and ensuring your nutrition plan matches your training regimen. If you are looking to lose weight or improve your body composition AND you are an athlete, choose the Fueling for Sport plan UNLESS you only want to focus on weight loss at this time. You can always switch from Fueling for Health to Fueling for Sport if you want to focus on weight loss now and sports nutrition later.

 

Can I upgrade from the 1-month Fueling for Health plan to the 3-month Fueling for Health Plan?

Yes, we can pro-rate that for you. To upgrade to the 3-month plan after completing your 1-month plan you would pay $270, which is still a $40 savings compared to month-to-month plans.

I’m not an elite athlete, can I still benefit from working with you?

YES, YES, YES! We work with athletes of all ages and abilities. No matter what level of sport or exercise you are at, there are always sports nutrition tactics that we can work on to help you feel better and perform better in your sport or exercise. Whether you’re a weekend warrior, a collegiate for high school athlete, looking to lose a little weight and get fitter, or you just like to do sports for fun, we can help you achieve your goals.

 

Do you provide meal plans?

If you’re looking for a meal plan this is something we can provide you with, although we would much rather teach you how to eat than just tell you what to eat. There are a variety of ways in which we work with clients to help them improve their eating to reach their health and fitness goals. Here are some of the ways that we help clients with meal planning:

  • A progressive approach: We take your current eating habits and gradually make attainable, realistic changes to help you reach your nutrition goals to optimize weight, performance, or anything else you are working on.

  • Calorie and macronutrient goals: Some of our clients like to track their food intake. If this is you, we can provide you with targets based on your health and fitness goals. We can also provide you with recipe collections for every meal based on your calorie goals.

  • Adaptable meal plans: A pre-set meal plan does not work for most people for a variety of reasons – they may not like the foods suggested on the meal plan or don’t have time to cook the food on the meal plan. That’s where EatLove comes in, a sophisticated meal planning software that you can use to plan your menus. Your dietitian will create a nutrition prescription for you to ensure that the meal options you are provided with in EatLove meet your calorie, macronutrient, and micronutrient goals. You can then use this software to plan weekly dinners, lunches, or your entire menu for the week. It’s all customizable.

Any additional questions you have can be discussed during a free 15-minute discovery call.