CrossFit 13 Stars

Nutrition

About Me

My biggest passions in life have always been helping others and fitness, so it is no surprise to people who know me that almost everything I do in my life circles around these two concepts. I graduated from The College of New Jersey in May of 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in English and Secondary Education which incited my career as a High School English teacher at Mendham High School. While education became my main focus in college, fitness was never far behind and after moving to Morristown, I found CrossFit and instantly fell in love with the sport! In January of 2017, I received my CrossFit Level 1 and began coaching at CrossFit 13 Stars. Hoping to further my passion of helping others, in October of 2017 I decided to take the Level 1 Nutritional Coaching Institute Certification to help others achieve their goals by optimizing their nutrition.

About Nutritional Coaching

• I provide a macro based approach
    • This means that you’ll be expected to weigh and measure the food you eat in a day
    • All information can be recorded in a food tracking app called MyFitnessPal
• You will receive customized goals for daily protein, carb and fat intake in addition to suggestions for:
    • Hydration
    • Supplements
    • Food timing to make sure that you feel great while working out

My two most important coaching philosophies are communication and education, so you have 24/7 access to text or email me with questions. I really want you to learn from the experience, and learn the “ins and outs” of the process so that at some point, you are able to go off on your own and continue succeeding.

I offer macro coaching for:
• Weight Loss
• Strength gains/improved fitness performance
• Overall improvement of health

My Macro Story

After being an athlete my entire childhood, I gained about 30 pounds in college, which on my 5’2 frame is a lot. My senior year, I decided to get my butt in shape, joined a Gold’s Gym and started doing the South Beach Diet. I was able to lose 25 pounds, but gained most of it back once I graduated from The College of New Jersey in May of 2013. Flash forward to to March of 2015, I did a Paleo Challenge here at the gym. Very similar to South Beach, I was the thinnest I have ever been, BUT old habits die hard and the weight slowly started to creep back, once I finished the Paleo challenge. In November of 2016, I started working with my macro coach, Laurie from iN3 Nutrition. By working with her for over a year, I was seeing huge results in the gym and feeling the best I have in my body. Laurie, suggested that I take the Nutritional Coaching Institute certification to become a nutrition coach because she sensed my passion and inquisitiveness about nutritional coaching. So here I am in 2018, working with clients and still LOVING the flexible dieting lifestyle. This is the only way of eating where I know that I CAN still “have my cake and eat it too” (as long as it’s weighed and measured, of course).

Testimonials

“Working with Vicky has been awesome. It’s been a slow and steady process, which is great because I eased into it, never feeling deprived, and have been progressively reaching my nutrition goals since October. One of my goals was to fit in size 10 jeans and I reached that goal within the first two months. I am so happy with my progress and feel great. I have more energy, I’m sleeping better, working out harder, and seeing visible results in the mirror, which is super motivating to me. It’s a flexible way of eating and I never feel like I am restricted. My progress photos speak for themselves!” – Jenna

“I’ve struggled with nutrition for most of my adult life, particularly with a stressful, office job. I’ve never responded well to overly strict diets because they weren’t sustainable. Vicky has helped me find an adaptable and sustainable way to manage my nutrition. Managing your diet through tracking macronutrients focuses on what you should eat (and sometimes where you can indulge), which makes it less stressful than “dieting.” Vicky helped me look at how my body was responding to my diet, my sleep patterns and my exercise schedule. If you feel like you have hit a plateau with your fitness, nutrition or health goals, working with Vicky is a good way to re-think your approach and get to the next level. ” – Greg

“I highly recommend working with Vicky. As a coach, Vicky is always positive and encouraging. I appreciate her balance and understanding.” – Rae

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