google-site-verification=pa1D9nhrqnhEtjnjRyA2IArpRYFAu3HXe2FCzUFvLCY About - Lime & Greens Nutrition | Nutrition Coaching

I help people change their relationship with food

I'm a Registered Dietitian and your go-to Nutrition Mentor dedicated to helping you achieve your optimal health and wellbeing. As a dietitian I educate you about how the food you eat impacts your health, but here's what I know to be true - a sustainable, long-term transformation in your eating habits STARTS with a healthy relationship with food and your body. When we begin to make choices from a place of self-care and understand how to nourish, honor, and support our bodies, it changes everything. Sounds simple enough, right? The problem is that we've been taught our entire life that we need to "fix" ourselves with the latest and greatest product or diet, and we've become disconnected with our own body and intuition as a result. 

 

The health and fitness world is filled with so many different opinions and conflicting information that it often times feels like differentiating truth from deception is impossible. I created Lime & Greens Nutrition because I want to help. If you feel confused, frustrated, stressed out, stuck, or overwhelmed by food choices I can help simplify what healthy eating means for YOU. We all have different needs and desires, but no matter what obstacle you might be facing in your health you are CAPABLE of accomplishing your goals. 

You don't have to embark on this journey alone! We all need someone in our corner for support and encouragement along the way. And that's what I'm here to do for you. I'm here to provide you with a better understanding of nutrition information, give you strategies, guidance, accountability, and to challenge you beyond your comfort zone. 

With a strong educational background, experience as a coach for hundreds of individuals, overcoming my own obstacles, having competed as a Division I athlete, and as a current runner and triathlete, I offer a unique perspective on health, fitness, and nutrition. 

If you're ready to let go of old habits and beliefs that are holding you back, I can help you have the BREAKTHROUGH you need to living a more energized and vibrant life. Get ready to feel empowered with new tools and strategies to start creating the healthy lifestyle you've always dreamed of.

Laura Dilz, RD

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS

 

Registered Dietitian (RD)

Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist (LDN)

Level I Metabolic Efficiency Training Specialist 

Bachelor of Science, Nutrition & Dietetics (University of the District of Columbia)

Dietetic Internship, Masters Program at Iowa State University

Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology (University of Maryland)

BACKGROUND

Prior to becoming a Registered Dietitian Laura was a swim coach for various programs including the University of Maryland, George Mason University, and Golden West Swim Club in Huntington Beach, California. As a nutrition mentor Laura has worked in the clinical, outpatient, and private practice settings for hospitals, university varsity athletics, fitness centers, and with physical therapists. She specializes in helping individuals reach their health, fitness, and performance goals by breaking down barriers, and making nutrition advice simple and practical for real life application. Laura has worked with a variety of individuals from those setting out on their health journey for the first time, active individuals looking to take their health and fitness to the next level, and athletes striving to gain a competitive edge. Athletes she has worked with include; runners training for marathons, half marathons, 10K, 5K, track & field, cross country, triathlon, soccer, volleyball, swimming, rowing, baseball, basketball, football, tennis, wrestling, and Crossfit. She has worked with athletes of all levels including middle schoolers, high schoolers, collegiate athletes, adult fitness enthusiasts, and elite level competitive athletes. 

Laura has been a life long athlete herself, growing up a competitive swimmer in Colorado. She went on to become a Division I collegiate athlete and All-American for the University of Maryland before discovering the world of endurance sports. After her "retirement" from collegiate athletics, living an active lifestyle continued to play an important role in her life. She started competing in numerous 10Ks, Half-Marathons, and Triathlons. Some highlights so far have been winning her age group and placing 9th overall female at the Chicago Triathlon, 2nd place in her age group and 7th overall female at the Life Time Championship Race in New York City, 8th place overall female at Cincinnati's local Flying Pig Half Marathon, and 10th place overall at Cincinnati's Queen Bee Half Marathon.

 

You can read more about the integral role nutrition has played in Laura's own health, training, and competition (click here)

 

EXPERTISE

 

WELLNESS

  • Gain awareness of your patterns and discover how you can break the ones that aren't serving you 

  • Understand nutritional strategies to boost metabolism, eliminate cravings, and stabilize blood sugar 

  • Discover the importance of gut health and why it's essential as a building block for long-term health

  • Develop a realistic nutrition plan to attain your goals that is personalized for YOUR lifestyle

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SPORTS NUTRITION

  • Improve recovery and energy levels

  • Determine daily energy needs based on current training

  • Injury prevention and recovery

  • Optimize gains in strength and muscle mass

  • Strategies for eating before, during, and after training sessions + competition

  • Recommendations and guidance for supplement use and athletic performance 

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HEALING YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH FOOD

  • Understand the health benefits and life-sustaining aspects of food

  • Learn about metabolism and the body's need for nourishment 

  • Recognize triggers that lead to restriction and/or binges

  • Practice self-love and compassion

  • Coping mechanisms for overcoming anxiety around meals and fear of food

  • Meal planning strategies

  • Establish normalized eating behaviors and patterns

  • Managing GI symptoms (digestion, bloating, irregular bowels)

  • Intuitive Eating/ Mindful eating practices  

MEDICAL NUTRITION THERAPY​

  • Heart Health 

  • Diabetes Management

  • Digestive Health

  • Food allergies/ intolerances

  • Celiac Disease 

 

PRENATAL/POSTNATAL NUTRITION

  • Optimal nutrition for expecting mothers through the pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, and post- childbirth periods

  • Nutritional needs for mom while breastfeeding

  • Mom's health and dietary needs after childbirth 

 

 

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