By Kali Clark

Hello friends! It sounds like we’ve got some buzz around this Bridge Program and I’d like to take some time to break down one aspect of it – the nutrition coaching.

How does it work? What do we do?

These are all great questions – and I’m here to answer them.

If you’d like to know why we’re encouraging nutrition coaching, read the previous blog post here.

When you decide to embark on the Bridge Program, you’ll work with myself and a D1 Training coach (maybe also me) for personal training. You’ll also receive six weeks of nutritional coaching, beginning with an initial consultation.

I like to start by getting to know you and chatting about all things nutrition – what your goals are, what you’ve tried in the past and what your typical day looks like.

We will also go over your likes, dislikes, if and how you prep meals, digestion and anything else you want to discuss. I truly believe I cannot give the same recommendations to everyone … which is why I need YOUR background.

Once the program begins, I like to have clients track their food on the app Cronometer. This data provides a good baseline.

I like to see how much you’re eating and, within that amount, how much of each macronutrient (protein, carbohydrate, fat) you’re eating on average.

Once again, I can’t give everyone the same recommendation. The same way you get individual care from SPO physical therapists and D1 trainers, I’ll give you individualized nutrition care.

I ask that you track your food for the first three weeks out of the six-week program. Within those three weeks, we go over nutrition basics.

  • “What’s protein?”
  • “Where are all your carbs coming from?”
  • “What’s a healthy fat?”

It’s all about education, so you can have strong takeaways and make sustainable change in your food life.

In the final three weeks, I teach you a non-tracking way of tracking. This again is unique to you and your goals, needs and fitness level.

Once the program is finished, you’re not cut off from reaching out to me. I’m always available for quick questions and clarification on anything food related.

And that’s it! After six short weeks you’re on your own but with increased confidence in what to eat, how to meal plan and how to eat to heal from your injury or surgery.

If you’d like to know more, please reach out. I look forward to working with you!

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