Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I choose Racer's Edge Nutrition?
Nicole, Jacque, Brandon, Sarah, and Jackie have over 75 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 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, Jacque and Brandon long-time RDs, but they are all 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. Brandon has an extensive history with athletics, from track and cross-country running to body building to triathlons. Now he spends more of his time on the mountain bike and trains for 12 and 24 hour events. In addition, he coaches his local high school mountain bike team! Sarah is an avid mountain biker, skier, runner and climber. She also has a background in psychology, which helps her provide a well-rounded approach with her clients. Jackie has a diverse sports history, from dancing to powerlifting. She is a Certified Personal Trainer in addition to being an RD. Currently, she also works as a sports dietitian at Florida State University and works with a variety of athletes and teams including softball, volleyball, cross country, and tennis. She is also experienced working with athletes who struggle with disordered eating.
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’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.
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