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Optimal Thrive Intensive

This program is for:

  • Hard-working, focused and dedicated adult male and female runners, athletes and triathletes.
  • Participation in a prior OT program is not required; but an “all-in” attitude and focus is required to make the most of this program. Participants must agree to dedicate five weeks to the program and pledge to make this a priority.
  • Omnivore, Vegan or Vegetarian athletes are encouraged, as well as those with food sensitivities or intolerances.
  • There are no “prescribed foods” – you work with what you can eat and like.
  • There will be daily activity and engagement required of all participants.
  • This is intensive–so get ready for it!

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Optimal Thrive Nutrition: Athlete 

This program is for:

  • Individuals with a good nutrition knowledge base (doesn’t need to be advanced, just a decent base)
  • Types of athletes: new athletes who are ready to move to the next level; advanced athletes who want to take their nutrition to the next level; athletes in endurance sports; athletes in strength-based or HIIT programs (e.g., CrossFit™, Orange Theory™)
  • Omnivores, Vegetarian or Vegan
  • Base-season nutrition preparation
  • Athletes and new athletes desiring a permanent lifestyle for life, athletic and health performance.
  • Someone wanting non-dieting, non-fad approach to a sustainable way of nutrition that permits flexibility, considers each individual’s food preferences in conjunction with athletic goals and performance demands.
  • Learning nutrition to assist in performance, recovery and body composition/weight loss
  • Nutrition periodization
  • Mental training, performance assistance for self-sabotage and serial dieters

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Optimal Thrive Nutrition: Foundations for Life 

This program is for:

  • Beginner nutrition-friendly – even those who are new to nutrition, exercise, or off-the couch!
  • Omnivores, Vegetarian or Vegan
  • Family members and friends of Optimal Thrive and OTAP participants – your family member or friend can go through the program with you for FREE
  • Someone who wants to start OR even get back to health and nutrition basics
  • Yo-yo and serial dieters who are unsure of where to reset their health journey
  • Someone stuck in self-sabotage, and who wants to be done with the dieting mentality, once and for all
  • Those who desire lifestyle and behavior foundations designed to make a lasting, lifetime change
  • Those who are interested in starting (or restarting) to move their body
  • Individuals who crave a non-dieting, non-fad approach to nutrition that encourages flexibility and considers each individual’s food preferences.

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Topics and Worksheets General Summary: 

  • NUTRITION & HEALTH TOPICS
    – nutrition principles for Foundations (fluids, proteins, veggies, fruits, fats, “misses,” whole grains)
    – brush-up nutrition principles for Athlete and Intensive programs (fluids, proteins, veggies, fruits, fats, “misses,” whole grains)
    – nutrition strategies for your athletic, health and life goals (all programs)
    – Your food list (to assess your likes and dislikes and make it work for you!) (all programs)
    – Metabolic Efficiency strategies for health and weight loss (if desired) (all programs)
    – Metabolic Efficiency strategies for your performance, training and racing (Athlete program, Intensive program)
    – Sports nutrition (Athlete and Intensive programs only: periodization, race day, training nutrition, sodium, fueling, etc.)
    – snacking  (all programs)
    – recipes (all programs)
    – movement and exercise (Foundations program)
    – blood work & testing: what to test and what to look for (Athlete and Intensive programs only)
    – hydration and electrolytes (all programs)
    – one-on-one strategies, analysis, assistance and consults with Dina (Intensive program only)
  • STRATEGIES & LIFE TOPICS (All Programs)
    – label reading and ingredient “sleuthing”
    – travel, time-saving tips and strategies
    – food shares and interaction with peers, Meredith & Dina
    – tenets, purpose and strategies for success
    – preparation and planning for meals
    – goal setting
    – how to get “unstuck”
    – self-sabotage & emotional eating topics covered