“I was referred to OWN-Nutrition and Katie Rhodes by a friend of mine. She was in the midst of experiencing great success in terms of weight loss, performance and all around energy level just a few short months after beginning a program with OWN-Nutrition. The transformation in my friend was very noticeable which sparked a conversation. I was able to see with my own two eyes the results that a plan with OWN-Nutrition and Katie had on my friend’s appearance. But in addition, my friend’s enthusiastic feedback about the company and Katie contributed greatly to my decision to give them a try.
What I absolutely love about OWN-Nutrition is that it isn’t a one size fits all type of nutrition plan. It is customized to a person’s unique profile taking into consideration gender, age, weight, body type, and performance goals. My friend and I are very different but have both had great success with OWN-Nutrition. My friend is in her 20s, at least 5’9’’ tall, and is a triathlete training for an Ironman. I, on the other hand, am a 46 year old 5’3’’ marathoner with a son almost as old as my friend. As if that isn’t enough of a contrast, I was also recovering from my third hip surgery and had a goal to try and qualify for the Boston Marathon for a 5th consecutive year. As I began to resume my training post surgery and rehab, I was finding it very difficult to shed a few pounds and regain the level of fitness I was accustomed to. I never had this problem in the past so I was very concerned I reached an age at which my body was going through mid-life changes. This scared me as I began to think I would no longer be able to lose weight as easily or perform as well as I once had.
This is where Katie and OWN-Nutrition stepped in. I started a nutrition plan the end of June 2016. In just two and half months, I not only shed those stubborn pounds and qualified for Boston but I ran almost 25 minutes faster than my qualifying time! In fact I ran faster than the qualifying time needed for a female that is between the ages of 18 and 34!! I can’t be more thrilled and I credit OWN-Nutrition and Katie Rhodes for a lot of my success.
In addition to the customized meal plan, I find it so helpful to have a grocery list already prepared. I am able to print it out, check off what I already have in my pantry, and run to the store to buy the rest. I am never hungry and the meals are absolutely delicious! Katie works with me on a weekly basis tracking my workouts, noting my food preferences and tweaking my plan to ensure I am able to perform at my best.
I can’t say enough great things about OWN-Nutrition and Katie. I recommend OWN-Nutrition to anyone trying to transition to a healthier lifestyle and shed some weight. But more specifically, if you are an athlete trying to maximize your performance, you don’t know what you are missing until you give OWN-Nutrition a try!!”
Christine W., Chantilly, VA, September 2016
A fellow swimmer referred me to Katie. I hadn’t seen my swimmer friend for a couple months. When I returned to the pool she not only moved up to a faster swim lane but she was noticeably more lean and fit. I asked her how she did it and she told me about Katie. I signed up that day and for the past 3 months, I have not been disappointed.
I quickly learned from Day 1 that Katie does not employ a “one size fits all” approach to nutrition. She spent the first couple of days understanding my current diet and workout regime. Only after getting to know me did she begin to tailor a nutrition plan just for me! I am a 58 year old ultra marathon trail runner with over 40 years of experience in athletics and nutrition. Nutritional “experts” have helped me before but all tended to use “cookie cutter” type plans that did not allow for my specific tastes or athletic needs. Katie’s plan is 100% all about me … my likes, dislikes, my training as it differs day-to-day, times when I need fuel and times I don’t. I get a detailed menu for every day of the week that includes menus, recipes, and a shopping list. The recipes can be as complicated or easy as YOU want. I regularly text Katie with questions—her response is ALWAYS quick and to the point. And I get a weekly one-on-one phone consultation with her on a variety of topics. She has already revamped my fueling during training and competitions (something I thought I already knew everything about), making a huge difference in my ability to go longer without any sinking spells.
My complexion immediately took on a glow as the plan included more good fat (avocados and nuts) then I had ever eaten before. I’ve become leaner with the loss 10 pounds. My training and racing are stronger than ever. And a huge unexpected plus is I’m OFF diet drinks and artificial sweeteners…something I’ve battled for over 40 years. Katie’s explanation of why it must be done made so much sense to me…finally!
I highly recommend using Katie and her staff at OWN Nutrition for any number of reasons … weight loss, performance, or just to start eating a super healthy diet created just for you!
I am Katie Rhodes, owner of OWN-Nutrition. I am a Registered and Licensed Dietitian in Little Rock, Arkansas with a Master of Science degree in Clinical Nutrition. That sounds fancy, but it really means I'm a foodie at heart.