Hallo! And welcome to Transition Nutrition.
We specialize in making life after sport suck less and mean more by supporting former athletes navigate the transition from competitive athlete to "normal" human bean.
Athletes face unique challenges when it comes to food, movement, and body image pressures. We understand how intricately - and messily - they all intertwine.
Which is why we not only focus on healing relationship with all of those things, but also work on addressing identity, purpose, and values specific to athletes in life after sport.
Lizzie Briasco, MSc, RD, CSSD, LDN (she/her)
Former competitive distance runner turned anti-diet sports dietitian.
Food has not always been my friend. Neither has my body.
I started competing in cross country/track & field at 10 years old. I earned my first national title at 15. By the time I was a senior D1 scholarship student-athlete, I was struggling with food, fitness, and my body. Hard.
My decade-long athletic career abruptly ended when a torn hip labrum led to surgery. My body started to change. Restrict/binge patterns became more prevalent (and exhausting). I found myself feeling scared and embarrassed to be around people because I felt so out of control around food, hated my body (and exercising), and I felt like the classic "washed up" athlete who no longer had the athletic accolades to prove my worth. The worst part? I felt so, so, unbelievably lonely.
In short, retiring from sport sucked.
I slowly but surely learned how to navigate all of that through a LOT of trial and error and what felt like last-ditch, radical efforts. Now, I use my experiences to relate to other retired athletes and my clinical expertise to guide them in healing their own relationships with identity, food, movement, and body.
Because food is more than fuel, you are more than a body, and life is more than sport.