Hi. I’m Lindsey, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), former athlete and mom. I’m one of those rare birds that have not personally gone through any type of gut health issue that couldn’t be diagnosed. Lucky? Maybe. But what piqued my interest in Functional Nutrition was actually having a family member go through the ringer with doctors appointments, blood tests, imaging, and evaluations just to find everything was “normal”. But it wasn’t “normal”. Something else was going on. This family member was constantly sick, doubling over with stomach pain, and simply diagnosed with IBS. I was determined to get to the bottom of everything for her. Thus began my journey into Functional Nutrition. In testing this family member’s food sensitivities and implementing her food reintroduction plan, her symptoms improved by 90% in just 10 days!! What??! I was shocked and amazed. I knew food was powerful and could heal, but I had NO IDEA how much until I dove deeper. Now my passion lies in helping others get to the root cause of their ailments while calming inflammation and healing their gut. Gut health is everything. EVERYTHING. I’m still learning, and learn more with each client I work with.
So what do I do exactly? I take a deep dive into your health history, your symptoms, and your background, looking at everything from a holistic perspective to figure out what our next steps are. Then we test. I firmly believe in “Test, Don’t Guess”. Yes, I did test myself. I test myself with almost everything I do so I can fully understand the process that I ask my clients to go through. And surprisingly in doing so, I found out more about my own health, was able to correct deficiencies and heal my own gut! I didn’t even know I had gut issues and had gotten used to feeling my normal! Testing allows us to know exactly what and how to treat, taking all the guesswork out of elimination diets or supplements, and saving you money in the long run.
With that said, and with 12 years of experience working with collegiate, high school, and recreational athletes, I decided to create LiveEatPerform Nutrition. I have a wide range of experience with athletes and people of all ages, from sports nutrition to diabetes to IBS and gut health. I served as the Director of Performance Nutrition for University of Nebraska Athletics for 6 years, Associate Director for 4 years, and graduate assistant dietitian there for 2 years before heading out on my own.
How did I begin my journey to become a dietitian? My passion for nutrition began in college when I was playing volleyball and gained unwanted weight. You know, that feared freshman 15, only to turn into freshman 20 or 30. Not good for a volleyball player. I researched and learned how to lean down and improve my performance, changed my major to nutrition, and thought – how can I help all athletes become the best they can be focusing on nutrition? And thus, my journey to becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist began. Since my college athlete days, I've trained for and completed a few half marathons, 1 marathon, and various Spartan and Tough Mudder races. Now I keep in shape running after my kids!
All that said, I’m super excited to help you on your journey to better health. If you feel like you have gone through all the tests, seen all the doctors, and still have no answers, let’s work together! Click here and start Fueling Your Best Life!
Performance / Sports Nutrition
Food Sensitivities & Food Intolerances
Masters of Science Degree in Nutrition & Exercise Science (MS)
Registered Dietitian (RD)
Nebraska Licensed Medical Nutrition Therapist (LMNT)
Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD)
Certified LEAP Therapist (CLT)
Collegiate & Professional Sports Dietitians Association Founding Member
“Lindsey played an instrumental role in my recovery process, which ultimately helped me get my life back after suffering from disordered eating. Lindsey provided exceptional knowledge and creative approaches to help me relearn the importance of fueling my body appropriately. Not only did she provide nutritional counseling, but she was also an ear that would listen, provided support and encouragement and various coping strategies. From explaining nutrition and ingredient labels to putting together a detailed daily meal plan, Lindsey displayed tremendous knowledge and feedback in all areas of intuitive eating. I am forever grateful for Lindsey’s time and dedication to helping me get where I am today - there is no one else I would rather have by my side when fighting the battle of ED.”
PAIGE R, former Husker swimmer
"As a division 1 distance runner, I felt pressure to look a "certain way", which lead me down a path of disordered eating. Lindsey was there for me when I wasn't there for myself, she taught me the importance of fueling my body and that there is no "certain way" for a distance runner to look. With her guidance I was able to enjoy my final years of college."
ANNA P, former Husker distance runner