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Anna Maria  
Nutritionist

Hello, my name is Anna-Maria,
I am a registered sports nutritionist (SENr, INDI), scientist and a 200-hr certified yoga teacher. I have worked with a variety of young and competitive athletes e.g. swimmers, artistic swimmers, football and basketball players, marathon runners, cyclists, bodybuilders, gymnasts and tennis players. From a very young age, I realized the importance of nutrition, physiology, exercise and psychology, and how these principles can affect a person’s life and an athlete’s performance.

 

I was a competitive athlete in Artistic swimming since the age of 10 years old and I was immersed in the Mediterranean way of living from a very young age, as I grew up in the beautiful island of Greece, Crete. All these led me to my decision to study both sports nutrition (Oxford Brookes University) and physical education and sports science (National and Kapodistrian University of Greece). I believe that every individual deserves to start and sustain a healthier and more active lifestyle.

Education is what is needed so that everyone can change his/her habits for the better.


I work with individuals by introducing to them the benefits of healthy eating, healthy cooking, hydration, sports nutrition, choosing right meal options for before, during and after training/competition, and by showing people the benefits each type of exercise can offer to their body. I can help you create vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, gluten-free, and high-in-protein balanced meal plans, as well as Mediterranean diet-based menus.


I have also worked for over 4 years now in the food industry, analyzing a variety of different and very complicated recipes. Thus, teaching you how to choose healthier meal options and how to read the food labels is an area I specialize in, too. I really want every person I work with to become the best version of him/herself and to achieve and master his/her vitality! Every individual is unique and this is how I approach every person I work with.

Specialisms
Sports Nutrition
Nutrition Analysis-Healthy Recipes
Mediterranean Diet
 
CPD certificates
The future of Protein-Nutrition and Environmental Considerations, Ruth Harvey, MyNutriWeb
200 HR Multi style International Yoga Teacher Training, Kashish Yoga, 2021
How to be vegan savvy: A practical Guide, Azmina Govindji, MyNutriWeb
BDA SNG Webinar 2020
The truth about soya, Mark Messina, MyNutriWeb
All Things Diet and Heart Health, Dr Wendy Hall, MyNutriWeb
Vegan Diets – Person-Centred Practice, Heather Russell, MyNutriWeb
Advanced Recipe Calculation, Nutritics
Core Learning Path, Strategic Centre of Obesity Professional Education,
Rethinking the basics of obesity care, SCOPE School
Sports Nutrition Showcase
Paper to podium-translating sports nutrition research to the sports field, The Nutrition Society
Accredited Advisor UKAD Protecting Sport, since 2016
Level 3 Yoga Teaching Qualification, 2015
ASA Level 1 and 2 Certificate in Swimming Teaching, 2014
ASA Level 1 and 2 Certificate in Coaching Synchronized Swimming, 2013

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