“I believe something as fundamental as nutrition shouldn’t be complicated, and if you keep it simple, and you help people make changes, and you encourage them and find bright spots- find positive things in what they’re doing… They’ll make those changes." - Nicole Aucoin, MD, RD
When it comes to fitness and disease prevention, regular exercise is just one piece of the puzzle. Quality nutrition lays the foundation for better health, and yet it’s a component that is often overlooked by both fitness professionals and their clients.
Nicole Aucoin is a Registered Dietician and the founder of Healthy Steps Nutrition, a consulting program run at hundreds of gyms and nutrition practices worldwide. In addition to empowering her own clients to make lifestyle changes through diet and exercise, she works to help gym owners share the importance of nutrition with their own members. Nicole is also the author of Nourish: Grow Your Nutrition Business From The Ground Up.
Nicole is actively involved with CrossFit as a CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, co-owner of CrossFit HSN, member of the CrossFit Certification Board, regular contributor to the CrossFit Journal, and active supporter of the CrossFit Health movement. I had the chance to sit down with Nicole at the 2019 CrossFit Games. We chatted about the challenges of practicing dietetics in a clinical setting, why affiliate owners should prioritize consistent nutrition messaging as part of their program, and the methods Nicole uses with her own clients to facilitate accountability and long-term lifestyle changes.
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You can reach Nicole via email or follow her on Facebook and Instagram. You can follow Healthy Steps Nutrition on Facebook and Instagram, and you can follow Grow Your Nutrition Business on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
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Disclaimer: This podcast is meant to share the experiences of various individuals. It does not provide medical advice, and it is not a substitute for advice from your physician or health care professional.