Heidi Buttery

Certified Nutrition Consultant

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Heidi Buttery is a certified nutritionist who resides in the San Francisco Bay Area. She helps athletes focus on their relationship to food and educates them, based on 4 pillars: consciousness, gratitude, sound science and positivity. She offers meal planning, race fueling and unique recommendations to fit lifestyle, budget and goals.

Instead of Carbo-Loading, Try a Ketogenic Approach to Athletic Fueling

A common sports nutrition phrase that you may have heard is “carb-loading” (or “carbo-loading”). This refers to filling the body with (often) very starchy, carbohydrates to top off glycogen stores to fuel a training or race day. While there is…

I Have a Confession: I Am an Emotional Eater.

If I gain or lose weight, it’s usually because of a stressful event in my life. Experts have estimated up to 75% of eating is derived from emotions, not hunger. The holiday season comes with its own share of stress…

Don’t Let Your Fresh Produce Go Bad! Here Are Some Tricks

Quite often, good intentions of eating healthy and stocking the fridge with fresh produce can take a wrong turn during the week, as schedules pick up in pace and you don’t have time to make as many dishes as you…

Five Rules for Fasting During the Holiday Season

Shortly after Halloween Day passes, I start to notice changes in friends and clients’ eating behavior. Suddenly, they become more concerned (and rightfully so!) about the upcoming holiday season and associated potential for weight gain and vow to cut out…

New Year, New You: 6 Week Nutrition Program

Lose weight, gain energy, reduce excess sugar and build your best nutritional base for 2019 with Heidi’s eBook: How to Fuel Your Best Base Season eBook, a 6-week nutrition program.  What is it? A “Nutrition + Lifestyle” guide designed to help…

A Hawaiian Foodie Adventure (Part I)

My Adventure of Racing (and Eating!) through Hawaii Waking up at 2:30 am on the first day of the inaugural Epic5 Ultra Run Challenge, I was greeted by my ohana Lisa, who graciously offered me a cup of island coffee (as…

Finding Meditative Moments is Crucial to Happiness

Finding meditative moments outside of yoga class, where someone is reminding you to focus, can be quite difficult. Here are some ways that I find my meditative moments high above the trees, almost in the clouds, and surrounded by deer,…

A Hawaiian Foodie Adventure (Part III)- The Finale!

Welcome to Heidi’s Hawaiian foodie adventure part III. If you haven’t already, check out Part I and Part II to learn all about her adventure of racing and eating through the beautiful islands of Hawaii with the Epic5 Challenge. My Hawaiian Foodie Adventure Part…

Training for an Event? Focus on These 5 Areas of Nutrition to Reduce Recovery Time

In the world of sports, nutrition is often an afterthought where many athletes instinctively grab a few sugary energy bars on their way out the door, fill bike bottles with fluorescent electrolyte water and excessively carbohydrate load before a big…

Nutrition Facts Labels: What Does it All Mean?

Nutrition Facts Labels Nutrition Facts Labels are governed by the FDA (U.S. Food & Drug Administration) and are commonly found on prepackaged foods. They were updated in 2016 to reflect new scientific information. The refreshed design included increased type size…

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