“You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” – Louise L. Hay
Priscilla Askew, NDTR
Hi I’m Priscilla! Nutritionist by day, blogger by night, triathlete, mom and one very lucky wife.
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 in the outpatient clinic teaching a number of classes on healthy and nutritious eating habits to the public. We offered obesity management programs, basic nutrition instruction, and healthy shopping classes.
During my career I realized that there was so much more to healthy living than simply calorie counting, dieting and restrictive eating. I could have prescribed the most beautiful nutrition plan to one of my patients but, inevitably, as soon as they discharged, they were back to their regular habits. I came to realize that in order to find a balanced, healthy lifestyle, we must first make peace with food and get back to what feels natural. 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, find their love of fitness.
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 as 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 training I notice that even the most dedicated athletes also had a hard time making peace with food and listening to their bodies. Weight loss was a popular topic as was calorie restriction. In 2017 I finally decided it was time to begin my journey to help others rediscover their love of food and fitness by launching Askew Nutrition & Fitness. My goal was simple, help people from all walks of life find their healthy 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.