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by Antonio on Apex Nutrition
Little tweeaks that made a massive difference

Getting to race weight while keeping the energy to train hard is a difficult task. Kelli identified what the issue was quickly and proposed a strategy that helped me achieve my racing goals. Kelli doesn’t shy away from taking the time to explain her philosophy and give you the tools to be successful. I have a new set of tools and knowledge that I’ll be using for the upcoming season. Thank you so much for everything.

by Carey on Apex Nutrition
Always Room To Improve

Although I eat pretty darn clean and have my racing nutrtition pretty dialed, I purchased the Custom Nutrition Plan and 1 addtional month of coaching. Let's just say that what I learned is going to me me 5% faster! Kelli tweaked my Daily Nutrition as well as my Training Nutrition every so slightly. And with that, I am meeting my goal weight as well as keeping my on the bike performance up to speed. I would highly recommend utilizing her skills to improve your daily life nutrition as well as performance nutrition.

by Eric on Apex Nutrition

Love Apex podcasts on MTB radio. It has been a great resource. I get so bummed when you don't post regularly. Your info has been very important to my improvement . Keep it up I depend on your ideas and strategies keep it up you rock.

by David on Apex Nutrition
Amazing Results

For about a year now, I have been following Kelli's advice on nutrition. I started by listening to all of her interviews on the Mountain Bike Radio podcast, and this led to great results at the end of a long 2016 race season. I race endurance and ultra endurance mountain bike events, so having good training and daily nutrition is absolutely key. Since there tends to be lots of climbing, reaching a lower body weight is also a crucial piece in the puzzle.During the start of the 2017 season, I was struggling with reaching a race weight which allowed me to race at the level I wanted to. It seemed not matter how much training volume I could do, I was staying put 8-10 lbs heavier than I felt was a reasonable weight.After trying many strategies to lose the excess weight, I finally reached out to Kelli for help. We started a 2 month coaching period, which began with a thorough examination of my nutrition history, identifying possible strategies to achieve the 'holy grail'; being light and strong.Kelli immediately set out giving me an incredibly thorough, yet practical plan to help me achieve my goals. Throughout the process, she kept in communication with me, checking in on my progress, but more importantly how I felt in my training and racing. Her ability to prioritize performance over a number on the scale was something I had been missing.Her plan is so practical, that I was progressing without much, if any major effort on my part. If anything I had to make sure to be eating a bit more food. Through coaching, I feel like Im eating normally, not creating huge deficits that I eventually end up going far over a day or two later.After several months on the plan, I feel like I am far above and beyond any level I have been at in the past. I have had a string of great results, including a win at the Bailey Hundo. Since my training program has been the same, I have mainly the changes in nutrition that Kelli has given me to thank.I suggest that anyone who wants to feel good and healthy throughout their day to day, and athletic lives to let Kelli lead the way!

by David on Apex Nutrition
Best cycling investment ever.

Highest recommendation. Looking to spend massive amounts of money to shave 200 grams off your bike? Give Kelli your time and you will see it is some of the best money you have spent to improve your cycling.Long time serious weekend warrior cyclist and mountain biker that has never quite been able to get training and nutrition right at the same time.Downloaded and started adopting Kelli's nutrition practices about two years ago. This year I decided I was going to make a serious attempt at a sub-9 hour Leadville. As I was looking at what I would need to be successful, I knew I would need to optimize my body weight and improve my during event nutrition. In three months of coaching I am closing in on my target Leadville body weight and have learned a great deal about training nutrition. I have seen results. With Kelli's help I successfully qualified for the sub-9 corral at Leadville during the Austin Rattler. Training rides where I used to struggle, I have become one of the strongest riders. Why? Through Kelli's help I have learned a great deal about what it takes to fuel successfully. Her approach is simple and makes sense. She is a great coach and because of her own endurance event experience is a valuable source of information and insight into the challenges associated with endurance athletes and cycling.

by timmy p on Apex Nutrition
best bike year ever!

A few years ago, I downloaded Apex Nutrition’s books and adopted many of Kelli's ideals/practices. I learned a ton about nutrition and how to fuel properly on the bike.

But, turning 50 earlier this year and signed up for a bunch of big cycling events, I felt I needed more personalized guidance to be sure I was on the right track. Signing up for a Custom Nutrition Plan with Kelli was definitely a good call! The thing I liked most is that she broke everything down and spelled it all out. There was absolutely no question what, when and how to eat; whether it was a training, rest or event day.

Kelli also helped me understand and adjust my daily caloric intake, proposed better breakfasts and lunches to help curb my snacking between meals and suggested lots of good whole/real food options for training and event days. During my time with her, I dropped several pounds and became noticeably stronger on the bike - exactly what I had hoped!

Kelli is an amazing person and resource, super responsive and really fun to work with. I was both motivated and inspired by her positive attitude and helpful nature!

by Dana on Apex Nutrition

I have worked with Kelli over the past 3 race seasons as I compete long-course triathlon. I had two goals when I began with Kelli; to hit race weight and to better educate myself on nutritional approaches as a female endurance athlete. I found Kelli to be an incredible resource for daily, training and racing nutrition and was able to give me specific guidance based on my body, my goals and my reality. I moved from not bonking to high performing and learned how to better fuel my body. I met my goals with Kelli and the funny thing is I keep coming back to work with her not because I haven't learned and self-educated but because I love working with Kelli! She has become part of my seasonal journey in preparation for some big races, holds me accountable and helps me get results.

by Wayne King on Apex Nutrition
Fuel right

Being a 59 year old ultra-distance cyclist, I thought that I had a good grasp on my nutrition. But I started to experience some issues which included nausea, low energy, bonking and severe heartburn in the later parts of my rides. I talked with friends and scoured the internet looking for an answer, and also a promotion to a more sedentary position at work complicated issues with unwanted weight gain. After trying a myriad of diets, workouts, and concoctions I was at wits end. I heard a podcast that Kelli did on pre-ride smoothies and tried one and was very happy with the results. I listened to a few more podcast she did and then ordered her Fuel Right Race Light e-book. After reading the book and applying the principals I noticed an improvement. Having quite a few questions I decided to get a custom plan done. Kelli answered all of my questions and guided me through my daily and training nutrition. I learned quite a few new tips and tricks that have made a big difference. At the end of six months I no longer have any fueling issues, no heartburn or nausea and have sustained energy throughout my rides. I have also lost 25 lbs. which has been a bonus. I highly recommend getting in touch with Kelli and having her make you a custom plan to fit your needs or at least buy the e-book. It will be the best money you can spend on improving your rides.

by Sylvia on Apex Nutrition
No more bonking!

I decided to work with Kelli after suffering through a season of not feeling well while mountain biking. I was bonking at unpredictable times despite fueling how I had always fueled (which had always worked). I was also not recovering as well as I had in the past, making it difficult for me to get as many rides in as I was accustomed to. Kelli really helped me dial in my fueling before, during and after my rides. Within two weeks I saw an immediate improvement in my energy levels on the bike and with my recovery. We then focused on my daily nutrition which I thought had always been pretty good. With some minor adjustments, I started to lose some pounds which helped me feel lighter on the bike which in turn helped my energy levels on the bike, especially on climbs. Working with Kelli has been one of the best investments I have made both on and off the bike. Kelli is very knowledgeable in her field and is just great to work with! I highly recommend Kelli!

by Ryan on Apex Nutrition
Fast Improvements

I've been racing and training for 6 years, and have just recently decided to hire Kelli for some personal nutrition consulting. I'm very glad that I did. While she was working on a custom plan for myself, I had been reading through and trying to adopt the nutrition information within Fuel Right Race Light. Within 2 weeks of adhering to her information, I had lost some weight (2-3 lbs maybe, although I was not trying to lose anymore than that) and had noticed a big difference in energy levels and my stomach itself (I'd had some bloating issues and general fullness throughout the day). Her information is extremely straight forward, and it does not adhere to any fad diets or nutrition crazes.Work with Kelli! At LEAST, buy her book and try it out.

by Ben on Apex Nutrition
Small Changes, Big Results.

Working with Kelli has proven to be one of the best investments I have made into improving as a competitive cyclist. After initially reading Kelli's book "Fuel Right, Race Light" my attention was drawn to some mistakes I was making with my nutrition, and began working on correcting some of the issues that were easy to tackle. With minimal effort, I realized measurable gains almost immediately in my performance, energy levels, and overall sense of well being. I decided to take it a step further and do some individual coaching and nutrition planning with Kelli, which has enabled me to precisely dial in my nutrition, both on and off the bike, helping me see even more dramatic improvements.Already racing at an elite level, significant gains are hard to come by, but this has been an exception. I have long sought to go into race season already at my ideal race weight, and am happy to have achieved that with plenty of time to spare. Additionally, I've been able to do so while increasing muscle mass and power output levels across the board, significantly increasing my watts/kg, which unarguably translates into being faster, and the ability to sustain any given level of effort with less fatigue.I would recommend working with Kelli & Apex Nutrition to anyone seeking improvements in their performance and overall health. With the right guidance, results are a lot easier to achieve than you may think, and that is exactly what you will find here.

by Scott on Apex Nutrition
Dialing in the nutrition

I have been an avid mountain biker and racer for several years and decided to see what improvements could be made with my racing ability by taking a serious look at my nutrition. I consider myself to be a fairly "clean" eater, but while working with Kelli she really opened up my eyes to not only what to eat, but more importantly when to eat certain foods and when not to eat certain foods. Kelli has been extremely supportive, open to tangential conversations, and of course has endless knowledge backed by real life experiences that can lead anyone to a positive and successful result regardless of the reason and desire to improve ones nutritional goals. I highly recommend working with Kelli!!

by Steven on Apex Nutrition
Apex Nutrition

I am a 43 year old man who is not in terrible shape but also not in the best of shape. I found her site doing a random search. I was looking for someone to create a meal plan for myself. I was looking for way to eat sensibly but with foods I enjoy too because I have such a limited palate. My goal was simply to start eating healthier, with the occasional cheat meal, and have various options so I wouldn't get bored eating the same thing over and over again. Well Kelli's program was able to achieve that for me. Her plan is VERY detailed and comprehensive. over the course of two weeks were able to tweak the plan, get advise and make sure that i was on the correct path to success. The ultimate bottom line is that it is up to you to implement the plan she set up for you but she sets up a sensible plan.

by Annie on Apex Nutrition
50 Mile MTB Race Success

I first found out about you through the mountainbike radio podcast. I ordered your Fuel Right Race Light plan back in the spring. It finally brought everything I knew together in a way that makes sense and has made such a big difference in the way I fuel on my bike so that I don't bonk anymore.
In June I completed my first 50 mile mountain bike race. Thanks to your fueling tips it was a total success! The weather was in the upper 80's and a lot of people were suffering due to the heat. I had my nutrition all dialed in and really paid attention to the amount of water and sodium I would be consuming. Before I listened to you I never gave sodium much thought but I know it made a big difference on this race day. I ate every 30 minutes, alternating between a quarter of a pb &j sandwich and a Clif gel. I made sure to drink a liter of water every 10 miles (about 2 hours) which was the distance between aid stations. I used Skratch in my water because it had enough sodium but not too many calories, since I was getting those from the food. I didn't suffer at all during the race, in fact it was the best one for me all season and I think a big part of it was nutrition!
So thanks!!! Thanks for having such a sensible plan out there. You offer a lot of choices so I think anyone could and should use it. I've been telling my friends about it, but I feel like it's my secret weapon! Love listening to the podcasts too!!

by Michael Tobis on Apex Nutrition

I have several food intolerances and dietary restrictions so I contacted Kelli to ask if she could help me with daily nutrition. Kelli’s approach was uniquely different from other dieticians I’ve worked with and her emphasis on real foods and whole foods aligned perfectly with my dietary goals. Kelli’s reviewed my food journal and personal nutrition assessment to recommend new foods, eliminate or mitigate other foods, create several custom meal options and helped me navigate restaurant dining. The results were immediate and tangible. The coaching Kelli provided was invaluable - I didn’t need it for dietary compliance, but it afforded me the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback as I integrated dietary changes.

Kelli’s Fuel Right Race Light e book has been an invaluable resource for me to better understand daily nutrition and the importance of real foods and whole foods. The information is very well presented, easy to understand and comprehensive. I wanted to build a strong foundation for daily nutrition not only for an enhanced sense of well-being, but as an essential component of training nutrition once I’m able to resume training. At that point I’ll engage Kelli’s coaching services again to refine my training nutrition and maximize my performance potential.

by Christine Boose on Apex Nutrition

Excellent nuggets of useful, and easily integrated nutrition suggestions through MTB Radio podcasts.

by KBS on Apex Nutrition
Excellent info!

I have been listening to the Apex Nutrition podcast on MTB Radio since the beginning and it is my favorite show on MTB Radio. Excellent information, covered in a very logical and entertaining manner and good specifics so you can implement the suggestions.

For example, I used the hydration and race fuel recommendations last summer to train for and compete in one of the NUE series races. In prior years I had run into cramping issues on every hundred I had done. Using the info from Apex Nutrition I was able to finish the 100 miler in under 7.5 hrs, riding SS with no cramping issues. That is a lot faster than I ever thought I could go and I attribute much of it to the help I got from the show.

The blog also has excellent info and I have relied upon it for a lot of great recipes.

Thanks Kelli for all the info you have provided and keep up the great work!

by Scott Thigpen on Apex Nutrition
Fuel Right

When I was prepping for the Tour Divide, one of the world's toughest mountain bike races, I had a lot of help from many great people. All of them taught me a lot of things about health, fitness, mountain biking and mental preparedness but none so much as Kelli with Apex Nutrition.

I've been with Kelli now for over three years and during that time my thoughts on food have been transformed and enhanced. Now I'm not a slave to what I eat and can control my weight, perform at unbelievable levels of energy during a race and can feel confident about what I'm eating.

The greatest thing about Kelli is her detail responses to your questions. If you ask a question, you don't get a quick and hurried answer, it's always super detailed backed by science and research, not just some fad email that's being passed around.

If you're looking to lose weight, perform better in your races or just be healthier, this is the nutritionist to go with. I can't recommend her enough.

Scott Thigpen
4th place finisher (single speed) Tour Divide 2013

by John B. on Apex Nutrition
Lost 25 lbs. - Couldn't be happier with Results

I think the APex Nutrition, LLC is a fantastic resource for improving your diet and eating better foods on and off the bike. Because of the weight loss plan I lost approximately 25 lbs between eating correctly and riding my bike. I couldnt be happier with the results of this program and highly recommend it ot my friends and even people who arent endurance athletes.

by Heather on Apex Nutrition
Great Resource!

I thought I was doing everything right, but I still wasn't reaching goal weight and I lacked energy for training. Kelli helped me figure out the best way to eat to support my goals. I have her e-book and also used her for coaching to get me on the right nutrition track. She has many ideas and recipes that are great for athletes, and my family loves them too. She is a great resource for nutrition info and is super knowledgeable about the latest nutrition trends and research in health, fitness and training. She provides lots of tools for athletes or anyone who wants to eat healthfully and nutritiously, and at a very affordable price, too! I love Kelli, her blog is one I read regularly.

by Aaron West on Apex Nutrition
Years of Improvement

I have worked with Kelli and Apex for years, off and on, doing various things ranging from the initial nutritional analysis to training and coaching plans to recipes, really the entire gamut. I've learned so much from Kelli that it has revolutionized my eating habits and changed my life. She got me to the point where I could fuel intense athletic activities without thinking since I got it down to a routine, and she helped me reach goals I never thought I'd reach. Even when not working with her, I've become educated with food choices that her work is with me virtually every day when I choose to eat.

by Matty J on Apex Nutrition
Lost 7 kg while improving Power

Without a doubt Kelli has improved my cycling in a big way this season. Managed to loose 7kg of weight whilst still maintaining all the strength and power output I had previously, equating to around a 10% increase in power to weight ratio in a period of 3 months. Wow! And not only that I feel better both on and off the bike, have plenty of energy for work, and look forward to long endurance rides because of all the tasty food I get to eat! Thanks again Kelli for all your efforts! Highly recommended to all endurance athletes out there looking to get the edge on the competition.

by Chris Belyea on Apex Nutrition
Riding Strong

It would be very remiss of me to not thank you for the fabulous impact you’ve made on my eating habits, which has had an unbelievable flow on effect to my training, and everyday energy levels.

I learnt so much from our time together and I smile inwardly when I’m out with other riders now on long hard training rides, and I stick to my fuelling and hydration strategies, and watch them slowly fade as the ride goes on

by Sara on Apex Nutrition
Apex Is My "Go To" For Fuel

I have been racing competitively on and off for a big chunk of my life. When I hit 30 I thought I would get serious about 10ks and half marathons. I ran my first "come back" years without fueling and completely blind to nutrition for endurance work and fueling during races.
I mentioned this to Kelli and that quick conversation was a game changer. I committed to Apex Nutrition's endurance coaching for 6 months as well as a custom plan. My race times steadily became faster and I always felt stronger during training and races. Then my big half marathon came back into a picture. I PRed from 1:41:14 to 1:36:13. I feel like Kelli's guidance was and still has a huge influence in my training and results. I continue to get faster and follow her posts for added insight and inspiration. Kelli does the work and is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to training, fueling and competing. I am a healthier, more efficient runner due to the guidance I have received from Apex. Nutrition and fueling is over looked and I feel like it is my edge to performing strong and feeling great about myself.

by Conni on Apex Nutrition
Fuel Right Blog Helps Fuel My Life.

We have been using recipes from Apex Nutrition's "Fuel Right Blog" for a few years now. My favorite and a staple in our house is the Peanut Butter Protein Power Cookie. Yum! While I have yet to try a recipe that I didn't like, my favorite part is that she also includes the nutritional facts of the ingredients in detail. She goes beyond the standard nutrition label and tells why it is good for you- often adding studies that back it up, and appropriate times to add it to your diet i.e. training, recovery, endurance etc. While we are not professional athletes, we do love to play outdoors and Apex has helped us stay fueled for our adventures!

by John Barbachano on Apex Nutrition
Best nutrition plan

I think the APex Nutrition, LLC is a fantastic resource for improving your diet and eating better foods on and off the bike. Because of the weight loss plan I lost approximately 25 lbs between eating correctly and riding my bike. I couldnt be happier with the results of this program and highly recommend it ot my friends and even people who arent endurance athletes.

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