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I'm Lindsay Christensen, MS, CNS, LDN

As a sports nutritionist, I love helping adventurous mountain athletes optimize their athletic performance and whole-body health.

When you work with me as a one-on-one client, I will help you optimize your health and performance with personalized functional nutrition care, testing, meal planning, and strategic supplement strategies.

I hope enjoy these blog posts and find them helpful!

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Trip Recap: Mount Bear 2023

While my business is all about sports nutrition for mountain and other outdoor athletes, I’ve been thinking for a while that it might be interesting to my readers to provide [...]
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What is a CNS®?

My nutrition credentials are CNS and LDN. What do these credentials mean, and how do they differ from those of an RD (Registered Dietitian)? I am often asked this question.  [...]
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Keto Backpacking: The Pros and Cons

The ketogenic diet, a high-fat, very low-carb diet, has become popular as a nutritional tool for supporting healthy blood sugar control, weight loss, brain health, and, in some cases, athletic [...]
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Leadville Trail 100 MTB Nutrition Strategies

It’s that time of year – late spring and avid mountain bikers are gearing up for the epic, grueling Leadville Trail 100 mountain bike race (LT 100 MTB). This race [...]
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Ski Mountaineering (Skimo) Nutrition

I’ve been skiing since I was 8 years old and backcountry skiing for nearly seven years. I have extensive experience fueling alpine and backcountry skiing. However, it was only this [...]
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Four Benefits of Creatine for Endurance Athletes

Hear the word “creatine,” and you probably envision bodybuilders grunting and lifting heavy weights in a gym, then downing a protein shake with creatine in a shaker bottle afterward. Sorry, [...]
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Nutrition Periodization for Mountain Athletes

Just as your training plan changes throughout the year to support your athletic goals, so should your nutrition approach!  In your training as a mountain athlete, you likely go through [...]
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The Best Gluten Free Backpacking Food

Backpacking is a fantastic way to connect with nature, your friends, and your innermost self. However, if you are gluten-sensitive, eating conventional gluten-containing backpacking meals and snacks can make your [...]
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