National Board Certified Specialist in Sport Dietetics
More About Elizabeth
Elizabeth McNear is a Registered Dietitian (RD) and a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD). Originally from Colorado, she received her undergraduate degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition at Colorado State University and completed her graduate degree in Nutrition and Physical Performance at Saint Louis University. She has worked in Division I college athletics for seven years at Ole Miss University, the University of Florida, and the University of California Berkeley. She has provided performance nutrition guidance to athletes from over 28 sports and various backgrounds.
What sets Elizabeth apart from other Registered Dietitians is her keen understanding of where you are coming from to better help you succeed in where you are going next. Holding a career in collegiate sports nutrition has allowed her to understand the rigors of balancing life and athletic performance. She has vast experience providing nutrition recommendations for improving metabolic efficiency, weight loss and body composition changes, supplement use and using nutrition to improve health parameters within a busy lifestyle.
Elizabeth has honed skills in translating scientific nutrition principles in a manner that is interactive, easy to understand, and practical in application. She uses a non-diet, intuitive eating, hands on approach to nutrition coaching. Her methods focus on developing life-long eating habits and she believes in a life of moderation and enjoying food.
“I played football at the University of California, Berkeley and had Elizabeth as my Sport Dietitian for 4 of my years. She was a vital part of my football career because during my development, I always struggled with putting weight on. Elizabeth had me in her weight gain class during the off season and that was a huge turning point for me. I was able to learn how to gain weight the correct way and saw that I had been doing it wrong. She worked extremely hard keeping so many of us accountable with what we put into our bodies. Instead of just telling us what not to eat, she worked hard to personally provide each of us healthy replacements of our favorite meals and snacks. With all of her help, I was able to finally gain the healthy weight I needed and that helped build my body to now be ready to play at the next level. ”
- Camryn B.
“Elizabeth McNear has been extremely instrumental in helping my daughter, Delaney, achieve her nutrition goals while playing high level soccer. She taught Delaney to listen to her body and be aware of her dietary needs on a daily basis based on her training schedule. She also focused on a well rounded approach too eating. I’m confident the knowledge Delaney gained from her sessions will continue to benefit her throughout her soccer career and beyond. I highly recommend Elizabeth as a sports dietician."
- Kate L.