Look for registered dietitians with a sports nutrition specialty. Some letters after the name to look for: RD/RDN, LD, CSSN. Registered dietitians must complete coursework in nutrition, along with 2000 hours of supervised practice. CSSNs are sports dietitians with additional training. The term “nutritionist” isn’t regulated in most states in the US, so any MLM with an insta can call themselves a nutritionist.
You can find one in your area (or Telehealth) using this search tool: Find a Nutrition Expert (filter on sports nutrition).
See if you can get an intro call or bio from someone you’re looking at working with. Not all RDs are created equal, especially when it comes to the needs of cyclists! I’d recommend asking what approach they follow (good sign: individualized approach, bad sign: X diet, X weight loss program) and what their experience is in working with endurance athletes.
Good luck, and let me know if you have any other questions!
Hi, I discovered this guy, Will Girling, on youtube, then through his facebook group.
He has a website with some great recipes: -
He’s in the UK and has worked with Pro tour team EF Education and was out with them at this year’s Giro D’Italia so he’s very cycling aware. I have found his advice very straightforward, no magic potions, supplements or short cuts! He does a weekly live q&a in the fb group. It’s all free with no obligation or pressure to sign up to his personal service.
I’ve no affiliation to Will, but have found his advice very helpful just from his free resources.
Maybe worth a look before spending any hard earned cash! Hope this helps.