I’m Linda Allen, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, ACE Certified Health Coach, Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialist, Certified Specialist in Obesity & Weight Management, and nutrition expert who can speak from experience and expertise on the benefits of fueling for fitness and eating for health and wellness.
My journey to wellness picked up over twenty-five years ago when I gained A LOT of weight in my third pregnancy. I was hungry and I decided to eat! That I did and thoroughly enjoyed, although I wasn’t happy with how I felt or fit into my clothes as a result. I realized I could 'sit and settle' BUT I decided to 'EAT & RUN' instead!
I have since run 14 marathons, and many other races, having fun in the process.
I realize running is not for most! You need to find what motivates you, and can do for the long haul!
Did you know as little as 30 minutes of walking most days can lead to numerous health benefits?
n regular walks, which turned into the decision to run, and today I can claim 14 full marathons and numerous races. And I have a lot of fun while I’m at it! I transformed myself and my life by taking those first steps and sticking with them. Through my 30+ years counseling individuals, I realize the ourney
I learned my work is most rewarding and effective when it is interactive,
What are your hopes, dreams, and goals? How can I
help you achieve them?
Support from others is powerful! Do you have coworkers, friends, family who may be
interested in joining on your wellness journey?
Through 30+ years of experience, I have discovered that some things never change:
It’s difficult to change our habits! Rarely does someone take what they learn and stick
with it, without regular follow up and encouragement.
Most people overshoot their goals and give up out of frustration. Most want a quick
fix, which doesn’t work in the long run.
You can’t exercise enough to make up for a poor diet.
It’s more common to eat mindlessly instead of mindfully.
Physical activity goes hand in hand with wellness. Unfortunately, many people don’t
realize 30 minutes of walking daily may be all it takes to achieve a wellness benefit.
Diets DON’T work! Lifestyle changes do.
Most people are looking for something simple that provides results.
Many people ‘beat themselves up’ for making what they consider ‘mistakes’.
Many people ‘eat their emotions’.
Unfortunately, most looking for that healthy lifestyle change give up.
I’ve learned so many things through my own struggles to control my weight and have no regret about the choice I made to ‘Eat and Run’. Learning to eat to nourish my body through normal activity or workouts and to move in order to find peace, fitness, and clarity in my world.
In addition to spreading healthy lifestyle awareness and running, I also enjoy biking, swimming, hiking, snowshoeing, downhill skiing, reading, camping, and spending time with my family.
DEGREES & CREDENTIALS
Bachelor's Degree in Foods and Nutrition from the University of Kentucky
Graduate of Dietetic Internship at the University of Kentucky Medical Center
RDN: Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
LN: Licensed Nutritionist - State of Montana Board of Medical Examiners
LD: Licensed Dietitian - State of Texas
ACHC: ACE Certified Health Coach
CDCES: Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialist
CSOWM: Certified Specialist in Obesity & Weight Management