“Nutrition is a valuable component that can help athletes both protect themselves and improve performance.” ~Bill Toomey
Chef Becker has a unique appreciation and understanding of the nutritional needs of an athlete. He currently competes as a Masters Category 2 cyclist and has finished countless 1/2 Iron Man triathlons and an Iron Man triathlon along with numerous marathons and ½ marathons.
The key to a successful training plan is proper fueling. Without proper fueling your training plan will not be optimized. Recovering with the proper nutrients and building with the right foods can have a substantially positive impact on the overall outcome of your performance. Not only will proper nutrition help in your performance but consuming the right foods can speed recovery and lengthen your overall career.
Initial Consultation: $175
(Includes the first meeting of about an hour and a follow up consult of about 75 minutes)
Before the initial consultation the athlete will record his or her intake for the prior 3 days or any 3 days while in training. The food journal will be analyzed and recommendations will be discussed. Specific recommendations will be offered. Unique to this program is the offering of whole food recipes based on individual needs.
Follow up Sessions: $75
Laboratory Services: $250-$450 ~ optional
(Comprehensive metabolic testing offered in conjunction with an M.D. for clients that need to ascertain specific deficiencies or needs).
It is imperative to replenish your body in a timely and adequate manner after each workout. This will improve your next workout and prevent any impending damage caused by free radicals. Optimal timing of food intake should be within 30 minutes of exercise. Try and recover with lean meats, fish, poultry, eggs and whey protein. Below are a couple of meals that work for me:
Post Workout Sample Menus
Baked Coho Salmon (Avocado and Red Onion Relish)
Brown Rice with mixed Vegetables
Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast
Wild Rice with Cranberries and Pine Nuts
Carmelized Shallots and Green Beans
Very effective and easy to make post exercise drink
1-2 scoops of whey protein powder
1 scoop of Vital Scoop™ (e-mail me for resources)
1 Cup plain yogurt (full fat)
½ Cup berries (blueberries, blackberries, or strawberries)
1 tsp vanilla
½ Cup of kefir
2 Tbsp flax seeds
Becker Nutrition provides a catalog of recipes and menu ideas tailored to each client’s nutritional plan.