FUEL YOUR BODY AND FEEL YOUR BEST.
I'M KAYLA FITZGERALD
CERTIFIED INTUITIVE EATING COUNSELOR
RACE DIRECTOR AT PALMETTO ULTRAS
My name is Kayla and I'm a Registered Dietitian, Ultrarunner and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor based in Charleston, South Carolina. I used to think that eating less and seeing the number on the scale go down meant that I was healthy and fit but the truth was I never really felt strong or fast and I was just chasing that number on the scale. After several years of school and a year long Dietetic Internship at the Medical University of South Carolina, I learned the science behind why that doesn't work. But just because I knew the science, that didn't mean my mindset had changed. This led me to take a deep dive into Intuitive Eating and eventually becoming a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor. Now, using both nutrition science and principles of behavior change I am fueling my body properly and I'm faster and stronger than I've ever been and I can help you have the same freedom and feel your best. This is what lead to the founding of Endurance Nutrition-- I want to help active people like you feel confident in the way you fuel your body on race day and every day.
My goal is to help you fuel
your body and feel your best whether you're trying to make it through the work day or a 100 mile race.
WORK WITH ME
Trying to be "perfect" or follow a plan that someone else has had success with often leads to frustration when you get "off track" or don't get the same results. Your health is very individualized and we'll work together to find a place where feeling good also feels easy. Working with me will provide you with a level of personalization that no app or cookie cutter meal plan can provide.
You'll learn to listen to your body's hunger and fullness signals and feel confident in the way you're fueling yourself.
We'll ensure that you are eating balanced and satisfying meals that not only support your daily life and training but also help you perform your best on race or competition days.
I will take the guesswork out of fueling for your sport by building you a customized fueling plan. You'll do a trial run, we'll make any necessary adjustments and you'll have a detailed plan of exactly what you need to do on race/competition day
HERE'S WHO I WORK WITH
Whether you're training for a 100k or you're just walking around your neighborhood for extra exercise, I can help equip you with the tools for your specific health success. You don't have to be a world-class athlete. You just have to be willing to put in the work and put yourself first. And I'll do the same.
WHAT CLIENTS SAY
In many aspects of my life, I can have an “all-or nothing, don’t bother unless it’s perfect” mentality. My relationship with food was no different, which is what led me to Kayla and intuitive eating. I have seen progress. Right now, I don’t see food as a cycle of indulgence and then guilt and shame. But rather, I’m able to enjoy holiday dinners with my family, eat the foods that I like and forgo the foods I would have typically eaten out of pressure. Gone is the feeling that I have to binge eat the leftovers in order to get them out of the fridge as soon as possible. I feel more in control and more confident going into a new year.
Kayla's approach is different than anything I've ever experienced. In just four short appointments (with some light reading in between), I began to shift my mindset to one of body acceptance, appreciation for food (especially the ones I like), and an overall calm that food and weight no longer had a stronghold on my life. I will take what I have learned and continue down a healthier, more gentler path.
Kayla developed a nutrition plan for a 24 hour race for me. After a thorough consultation, she was able to help me in selecting the right foods and supplements to replenish my body for days leading up to the race, through the end and days after. The plan she provided really blew me away. I never would have thought I would have been able to perform at such a high level for such a long period of time. I cannot recommend her expertise enough. If you’re looking to get serious about your health and nutrition, at any level of fitness or lifestyle, Kayla can get you on track!
Her insight on intuitive eating helped me tremendously and I realized many things about my eating habits that I was able to address and shift. She also helped me with fueling for races and my first sprint triathlon. I always experienced GI issues while running races and she gave me a detailed plan and suggestions and I haven't had ANY GI issues since! I highly recommend working with Kayla if you're looking for a new outlook on your eating habits. I especially recommend her for helping to build a fueling plan for any races you may have.
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"CHALLENGING FOOD RULES WITH ULTRARUNNER KAYLA FITZGERALD, RD & CERTIFIED INTUITIVE EATING COUNSELOR"