Transitioning into college was extremely challenging for my health and nutrition. Beginning the next phase of my athletic career, the training became more intense and I was never taught how to fuel my body properly. I felt sluggish in workouts and felt like no matter how hard I worked, I was not seeing positive results in my performance. When the stresses in my life became too heavy, I began turning to foods high in fat and sugar as my escape. I started meeting with Allison about halfway through my freshman year and she helped me find the healthiest options on campus (which seemed impossible at times). Once I moved off campus, she helped me find simple, healthy and cheap solutions in the kitchen. Allison always had new materials to give me such as recipes, grocery lists, high-performance foods, and more. Post-college, I have found consistency in my diet because of what I learned from Allison – she held me accountable, encouraged me, was always willing to answer questions, and she educated me in a realistic way. Allison’s guidance is a huge reason why I live a healthy lifestyle today!