3 Month 1:1 Nutrition Coaching Program
Become the strongest and happiest version of yourself by implementing simple, evidence-based fueling strategies and making peace with food.
This is for You if You Want to:
- Climb harder and recover faster
- Learn what to eat when to support your best performance
- Have more confidence at the crag and in the gym
- Find balance so you can fuel strategically while eating all of your favorite foods
- Have increased energy and generally feel awesome
Dial in your nutrition and ditch food rules so you can feel your best, climb your hardest, and enjoy food with zero guilt.
Learn From an Expert Who Gets it
As a dietitian who struggled with an eating disorder for over a decade, I bring both expertise and personal experience to the table. I’ve learned the hard way that:
- Dieting does not work!
- Making peace with food is key ditching the diet cycle, maximizing your performance and living your best life
- ALL foods fit in a balanced lifestyle
- An evidence-based practice (#science) is the only way to go
- Food > supplements
Breaking it Down
Let’s be real: the more changes we try to make at once, the less likely it is that any of those will actually stick. That’s why people give up on New Year’s resolutions and why diets don’t work! I’m all about making small and sustainable lifestyle changes over time for the biggest, long-term impact on your performance and life. In each coaching call we create intentional SMART goals that are realistic for where you are to help you move forward.
Making peace with food
Almost every climber (and human) I’ve met has some level of dysfunction in their relationship with food and it’s no surprise! Each of us grows up with toxic diet culture just being the norm. But making peace with food and ourselves is SO key to being able to fuel for climbing. Because our beliefs about food determine our actions whether we want them to or not. I’m all too well aware of this after spending over a decade battling with an eating disorder. Since recovering, I’ve discovered that balance and guilt-free eating is actually possible! It’s my mission to help other climbers find this freedom.
All foods fit
I’m as pro-food as they come and believe that the healthiest lifestyle has balance. That means doughnuts and broccoli, burgers and kale, ice cream and quinoa. So I don’t use “good” or “healthy” or “bad” or “unhealthy” when talking about food. Because all food is good! And there are no cheat days around here. Because eating amazing food is an every day thing!
If you’ve ever googled anything nutrition-related or scrolled through instagram, you know that pretty much everyone is sharing their opinion these days. But how do you know it’s actually legit? As a board-certified registered dietitian nutritionist, I’m a nutrition expert and I do what’s called evidence-based practice. Meaning my recommendations are based on the best research published guidelines available. No hype, no fads, just science.
Supplements certainly have their place, but real food is the foundation of good nutrition. No amount of supplements can ever make up for an unbalanced diet. And some supplements actually don’t even provide a stitch of benefits or may even be dangerous. For most climbers, food is absolutely sufficient. Plus it’s is way cheaper, full of phytochemicals and nutrients that we still can’t harness in a pill, and delicious!
This is for You if
- You are serious about putting in the work to become the strongest version of yourself
- You are motivated and ready to make lifestyle changes, not looking for a quick fix
- You are ready to honestly explore their relationship with food and ditch food rules and toxic diet culture
- You are looking to learn flexible eating principles you can apply for life (not meal plans, macro splits, and calorie-counting)
- You are looking for legit, evidenced-based information (no hype or fads here!)
- You are at least 18 years old
This is Not For You if
- You are comfortable at their current skill level or not willing to make an effort
- You aren’t motivated and looking for a quick fix versus long-term results
- You are okay living with a toxic food relationship and aren’t interested in exploring making peace with food
- You just want meal plans, macro splits, and to calorie count rather that learning how to have balance in their eating
- You are okay with trusting questionable nutrition information from sources lacking credibility
- You are under 18 years old
What the Program Includes
- Four, 60-minute video calls
- Three, 15-minute video check ins halfway between sessions to review your progress and answer questions
- Unlimited email or text support in between sessions
- Detailed handouts, workbooks, and templates to help you eat to send and find food freedom. Topics include:
- General nutrition, balancing your plate, pre-, mid-, and post-workout fueling, using SMART goals, exploring and healing your relationship with food, intuitive and mindful eating, and more!
What We Cover
Fueling strategies: It’s no secret that strategic nutrition has a huge impact on your performance. We cover the ins and outs of what to eat when to maximize your performance and health, how to meal plan in a way that fits your lifestyle, plus much more. I do provide your personal calorie and macro needs but I do NOT recommend tracking or religious macro counting for the sake of not over complicating fueling and preserving your relationship with food.
Making peace with food: A positive relationship with food is essential to actually being able to fuel for climbing. Worrying about counting calories or macros, being afraid of certain foods (like the simple carb that are ideal for pre-and mid-climb fueling), and neglecting hunger/fullness cues will only keep you from reaching your full potential as a climber AND as a human being. I’ll help you identify and start breaking food rules that are holding you back so you can fuel without stress or guilt.
Leveling up with SMART goals: There’s no doubt about it, making changes is hard. But intentionally using well-crafted SMART goals makes it so much more doable! We’ll brainstorm action steps to help you get where you want to go and then create laser-focused, achievable goals. At each session we’ll evaluate progress, pivot when necessary, and add new goals as you feel ready. It’s my goal that after working with me, you’ll be able to continue setting and crushing SMART goals to continue making the most of fueling, training, and climbing so your dreams can become a reality.
Investment: $499Payment plan available
What Climbers Say
Since working with Chiara, I have a more positive relationship with food and am not avoiding foods that I really enjoy. I have more energy when it comes to training, meaning I can train harder and longer and I have seen a distinct physical change. I’ve increased max hangs and significant progress toward a one armed pull up.
Chiara kept in touch regularly, making sure I was on track and adjusting my goals, and I felt like I could message her any time with queries. She was thoughtful and always looking for a solution to any problem I may have with my training and the nutrition to support it.
Since coaching, I’m most looking forward to getting back to climbing and testing out the new strength I’ve built on the wall and continuing to grow my nutrition knowledge. Before the lockdown I had my eyes set on an indoor V8, but in the next year I want to challenge myself further and try to get an outdoor V8 and perhaps an indoor V9.
Overall, working with Chiara was excellent over these past few months, and I feel that I have made significant progress. I couldn’t recommend working with Chiara enough to other climbers.
Matt – UK
I chose nutrition coaching because I wanted to take the next step in my climbing training. Since working with Chiara, I eat food that better fuels me for climbing and understand what is best to eat before, during, and after training.
My favorite part of nutrition coaching was that talking to Chiara was like talking to a friend. There were no wrong answers and no bad questions and no judgement. She made everything easy – nothing was out of my reach. The goals were reasonable and she was accessible for any questions I had.
Since coaching, I am looking forward to getting back on the wall, fully fueled for training, with high energy and a better relationship with food. My main climbing goal for this next year is to tick off as many outdoor 12s as possible!
Emily – Canada
Before I worked with Chiara, I felt frustrated with previous attempts at eating right and lost at what to try next. Restrictive dieting held me back and caused more damage than it helped.
I chose nutrition coaching because mindful eating was foreign to me. I had only had experience with highly restrictive diets, and thinking that there was a way to approach eating as a useful fueling tool, rather than just a chore, was intriguing.
Food relationship was a very sensitive subject for me but I felt very “not judged” when we did these sessions. That was the one of the biggest things for me—not being made to feel like I had really been screwing up since most diets and eating plans basically are built on “you’ve been doing it wrong, do this!”
Since working together, I’m climbing at the same level as before quarantine and feel like I didn’t slip in my strength as much as I thought I would have. I’m feeling better about what I eat and balancing out my intake and my weight has been the most consistent it’s ever been.
Before coaching I never really thought about eating before climbing, other than just not wanting to feel too stuffed prior to working out. I’m excited to see how I can use my pre, mid, and post workout eating to maximize my sessions.
In a nutshell, Chiara helps you use food as a tool towards meeting your goals rather than it being a hindrance. Literally changed my life 🙂
Ruben – California
Before I worked with Chiara I felt trapped by an unhealthy and obsessive relationship with food. I was held back by expectations for what and how I “should” eat without any real tools or information to guide healthy eating. I chose nutrition coaching because I wanted to be free of my constant worrying about food and learn how best to fuel my climbing.
Due to a history of disordered eating, I was always afraid of learning more about nutrition because I thought it would just fuel the fires of obsession. What I love about Chiara is that she understands what it’s like to lose control over your relationship with food, so she focuses on building nutrition knowledge on the foundation of a healthy, positive relationship with food.
I have a much more positive relationship with food now! I’m able to make informed choices, as well as listen to and respect the cues my body sends me. I’m looking forward to getting back out on the rock armed with new confidence and knowledge to fuel and climb my best 🙂
My favorite part was seeing the progress! My thoughts about food went from unproductive, invasive, and constant to healthy, informed, and only around when it was relevant. I gained trust in my body that freed me from “shoulds” and now allows me to honor feelings of hunger and fullness and really enjoy the food I eat.
Chiara is so genuinely passionate about helping people fuel; she listens, empathizes, and meets the people she works with where they are so there can be a real, lasting impact. I really can’t thank her enough for what she’s done for me!
Claire – Utah