Priscilla Askew, NDTR
Hi I’m Priscilla! Nutritionist by day, blogger by night, and triathlete in between.
As an athlete, I have always a held an interest in fitness & nutrition and studying the ways it can change lives. My passion for fitness led me to earning a degree in nutrition as a Dietetic Technician, Registered in 2014.
Most days you can find me testing all the best recipes, running the best trails, cycling to the ends of the earth or just learning how to make each day worth living.
My passion for life and fitness has brought balance to daily living and I want to help others do the same.
After completing my degree as a Dietetic Technician, Registered I worked as a Clinical Nutritionist providing individualized nutrition counseling to patients admitted to the hospital. I also spent time teaching a number of classes on healthy and nutritious eating habits to the public. My experience in obesity management programs, basic nutrition instruction, and healthy shopping classes led me to starting my own nutrition private practice.
During my career in clinical nutrition I realized that there was so much more to healthy living than simply calorie counting, dieting and restrictive eating. Nutrition should be achievable, functional, and flexible so that everyone can benefit.
My philosophy is that in order to find a balanced, healthy lifestyle, we must first make peace with food and get back to what feels natural. I strongly believe in health at every size and want to help you find YOUR version of healthy. Too often we focus on the number on the scale, the calorie content, the “bad” foods or simply just the shame we feel over feeding our bodies. I wanted to help others make peace with food and, more importantly, achieve a healthy lifestyle.
In 2015 I launched my first blog, Priscilla Loves to Run, in an effort to chronicle my love of running and triathlon and to support the nutrition and fitness needs of my readers. After growing a passionate following I realized it was time to take the next step in enhancing the lives and overall well-being of others.
During my time as a blogger for Priscilla Loves to Run, I shared many milestones including my journey from a newbie triathlete to completing my first full Ironman triathlon. Which is a race of 140.6 miles consisting of 2.4 miles swim, a 112 mile bike and a 26.2 mile run. I made countless friends during that time and met so many beautiful and strong athletes.
During my 5 year long journey to become an Ironman, I learned so much about balancing life, training and even gained some insights on gear, tech and training basics that I wanted to share with my readers.
In 2017 I finally decided it was time to begin my journey to help others discover their love of food and fitness by launching the Askew Nutrition & Fitness blog. My goal was simple, help people from all walks of life define THEIR healthy lifestyle by providing inspiration, healthy lifestyle tips and fitness plans for real people.
There is health at every size and shape! Not everyone was built for a size two, including myself. That doesn’t mean that we are incapable of accomplishing the most amazing things, crushing goals we never thought possible and living our best lives.