219: Creating Healthy Food Islands Part 2 with Erin Sparrold

219: Creating Healthy Food Islands Part 2 with Erin Sparrold

Helping You Understand Why To Create Healthy Food Islands:


Food Islands? Healthy or not so healthy, today we dig into ways for you to improve your healthy eating throughout the day. It doesn’t need to be a four course, gourmet meal to FUEL yourself.


Erin Sparrold, CN METS I, is a Sports Nutritionist with a passion for improving the nutritional health and performance of athletes. Erin’s focus lies in supporting her clients’ nutritional needs and their use of foods to help them build health while enhancing performance. She has over 20 years of nutrition coaching experience.


Erin holds a degree in Nutrition Science from the University of Arizona and a sports specific certification in Metabolic Efficiency Training™. Erin is actively involved with her alma mater’s continuing education professional development classes through its renowned Center for Integrative Medicine. A major focus of her studies is on nutritional interventions for the treatment of anxiety and depression, as well as using nutrition to help prevent heart disease and cancer. Additionally, she participates in a sports nutrition mentorship program with Bob Seebohar, a 2008 Olympic Team Dietician.


Erin works with a variety of high school and collegiate athletic teams, including Lehigh University Wrestling, Lafayette men’s soccer and women’s basketball, along with IronMan triathletes and other individual athletes at varying levels in their career. Her passion for helping people live healthier lives and compete at their best is evident through the time she spends with each of her clients and customizing their nutritional plans.


Erin’s curiosity into the science of nutrition began when she was a student-athlete. While competing as one of the top swimmers in her league, she credits her success to following her coaches’ recommendations for different nutritional strategies for training and competition cycles. Her success in swimming continued into master’s swim competitions and now into Ragnar Relay Races, Spartan Races, and Tough Mudders. Erin is currently training for her first triathlon. When it comes to testing out her sports nutrition wisdom, Erin literally puts into practice what she preaches to the athletes she serves today.


On This Episode You Will Hear:

  • [spp-timestamp time=”00:30″] Introduction
  • [spp-timestamp time=”09:10″] Red Wine.
  • [spp-timestamp time=”20:25″] Going to the butcher for fresh meat, slab bacon, plus other Healthy Food Islands.
  • [spp-timestamp time=”35:00″] Over-vilified dairy and other healthy fats. Lactose intolerance vs dairy allergies.
  • [spp-timestamp time=”42:00″] Final Words


[spp-tweet tweet=”Create Your Own Healthy Food Islands. You Too Can LIVETHEFUEL! @erinsparrold @livethefuel “]

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Final Words:

Leaving you with a stronger encouragement to simplify the process for yourselves, so you’re assembling easy meals. It does not need to be a four course, gourmet meal, everytime you need to FUEL yourself. Simplify the process and balance the nutrients.


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About the author, Scott

Host of the LIVETHEFUEL Podcast | Public Speaker | Sales & Marketing Professional | Coach | Traveler | Consultant | Health Educator | Former Firefighter