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.

When it Comes to Energy Bars…Which Bar is Best?

I consult with a lot of athletes, and a question I often get asked is “Which energy bar is best for me?” They usually have a few common requirements for their energy bars: a reasonably priced, healthy option, with local…

Added Sugars are Hiding in Your Food… Can You Find Them?

“No-added sugar” or “Low-added sugar” diets are becoming increasingly popular and for good reason. A 2014 study published in JAMA Internal Medicine showed added dietary sugar increases risk of cardiovascular (heart) disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death…

Wellness in the Workplace: What’s Good for Employees is Good for Business!

It may come as no surprise that when employees feel better and are in good health, they are more productive in their jobs. Yet, it has taken some time for this notion to translate into action within businesses to promote…

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…

A Low-Sugar Fueling Approach for Athletes

Selecting an energy bar from the seemingly endless available options can be quite daunting. We see sports nutrition bars being sold with labels promising “energy” and “performance” despite containing over 20 grams (or 5 teaspoons) of sugar per serving. Not…

3 Quick Tips to Break “the” Fast

Fasting has become a popular method of eating strategy for a variety of reasons. These include weight loss, metabolism reset and activating anti-aging genes. Depending on the length of your fast (generally longer than 24 hours), you may want to…

What it Takes to Make the Journey from Casual Jogger to Ultra-Runner

For many years, I reserved the ‘runner’ title for those who ran often, usually fast, and/or trained for marathons. Many years later, I realized I was always a runner. From those first strides as an adolescent, with intentions to keep…

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…

5 Must Have Spices for Your Pantry and Why They’re Good for You

Pantries are designed to be filled with nutrient-dense staple foods, beverages, and spices. Stocking your pantry can take time, but it’s worth it as you can ensure you’ll have booster foods, such as spices and superfood powders, to enhance your…

Our Favorite Energy Sustaining and Healthy Oatmeal Toppings

A common breakfast choice for many, oatmeal is easy to prepare and can be an energy-sustaining meal, depending on what you add to it. A typical 9 oz. serving size carries a glycemic load ranging from 13 – 21 (depending…

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