Introducing Maureen Boswell, RD, ACSM HFS our Registered Dietitian and Health Fitness Specialist certified by the American College of Sports Medicine. Maureen has been with Gold’s Gym since 2005 and in that time, has enjoyed working for a company that is passionate about health, fitness, and personal wellness. Through personalized nutrition counseling and education, Maureen seeks to enable each and every one of her clients to reach their goals through a healthy diet that reflects their lifestyle and individuality.
Though there are many individuals who claim to be nutrition “experts,” only Registered Dietitians have the education, training, and national credentials to be your trusted source for reliable, evidence-based nutrition information. Maureen is a graduate of Seattle Pacific University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in food and nutritional sciences with concentrations in dietetics, sports, and exercise. She then completed her Dietetic Internship at the James A Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa, Florida, the busiest polytrauma veterans’ facility in the country.
Maureen has earned multiple credentials in the field of nutrition and fitness, which include:
- Registered Dietitian (RD) by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)
- Board Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition (CSO) by the CDR
- Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) by the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators
- Health Fitness Specialist certified by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM HFS)
- Certificate of training in Adult Weight Management through the CDR
Maureen has the education, special training, national credentials, and experience to provide you with a nutrition plan you can trust. Whether you are seeking disease prevention or management of an existing condition, nutrition strategies for sport performance or an effective weight loss program, you can be sure that when you schedule a nutrition counseling appointment with our Registered Dietitian, you will receive a valuable nutrition plan that is grounded in science and individualized to meet your needs.
Gold’s Gym of Wenatchee’s Nutrition Fundamentals
- Begin each day with breakfast! A wholesome breakfast with whole grains, fruit, and nonfat dairy will rev up your metabolism, nourish your body, and help prevent overeating later in the day. A skimpy breakfast will come back to haunt you when the afternoon munchies strike!
- Eat every 3 to 4 hours—about four to five times per day.
- Consume low-fat protein choices with each meal and snack.
- Enjoy six to nine servings of fruits and vegetables each day—one of each at every meal and snack!
- Drink plenty of water.
- Choose 3 low-fat dairy servings each day.
- Slow down and enjoy your meals! It takes the brain 20 minutes to recognize satiety.
- When eating carbohydrates, choose only high-fiber, whole grains, legumes, and other complex carbohydrates (e.g. baked potato with skin). Each serving ought to have at least 3 grams of fiber. Strive for a daily intake of 25-35 grams of fiber per day.
- Carefully monitor your use of high-fat toppings, spreads, creamy sauces, and dressings that pack on a lot of extra calories. Especially be wary of fat sources that are high in saturated fat and trans fat. These foods can increase your risk for heart disease. Instead, choose nuts, seeds, oils, and fish, which contain heart healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
- Begin your noon or evening meals with a broth-based soup loaded with veggies or a green salad splashed with balsamic vinegar. These nutritious appetizers will help fill you up without adding excessive calories.
- Become serving savvy. Quite often, we eat far more than one serving! So make a habit of reading Nutrition Facts labels and measure your portion sizes.
- Control your environment. Though willpower can be a great thing, why not create an environment that is conducive to success instead of surrounding yourself with obstacles and temptations? If you know that certain foods trigger you to overeat, keep them out of the house where they won’t be at your immediate beck and call.
- Each week, commit to improving one aspect of your current diet until you’ve met the twelve previous suggestions.
- Keep a food diary! Be sure to note what, when, and how much you eat. Writing down everything you eat will enable you to find areas of nutritional improvement. It will also hold you accountable to your commitment.