Legion Podcast #40: Michele Fumagalli (Fit Plate Nutrition) - Legion Strength & Conditioning

Legion Podcast #40: Michele Fumagalli (Fit Plate Nutrition)

You may remember Michele from the 2018 CrossFit Games when she broke her wrist on the first event.

Since then Michele, has gone full-time with her nutrition consulting business Fit Plate Nutrition.

Now Michele isn’t just another athlete on Instagram spouting half-baked nutrition advice. She’s a registered dietitian with a background working in oncology – as well as working one-on-one with a variety of clients looking to look good, feel good, and perform at a high level.

Check out the full conversation with Michele, Jon and Todd to learn:

  • How Michele quit feeling sorry for herself after achieving her long-time goal of qualifying for the CrossFit Games – only to be injured on the first event.
  • What the role of “macros” are for elite athletes, every day athletes, and the folks in between
  • Why being hard on yourself can be counterproductive to long-term progress – and what to do instead if you’re feeling stuck and plateaued

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Show Notes:

  • [01:22] Michele finally made it to the CrossFit Games in 2018 as an individual athlete – then broke her wrist on the first event. How did she deal with the disappointment?
  • [09:09] How Michele stopped feeling sorry for herself after the 2018 CrossFit Games.
  • [15:09] Michele’s transition from working in marketing for Gatorade to being a dietitian and working in oncology. And, what are the main differences between eating like a “professional athlete” and eating like an “every day athlete?”
  • [26:45] What is the role of tracking for both elite athletes and for every day athletes? And what about for people who are in a “gray area” and are aspiring to be elite athletes?
  • [34:27] How should people balance performance and aesthetic goals in their nutrition?
  • [43:15] Why hard-charging, goal-driven people may not want to “back off” – even though it could be the most beneficial thing for them to do.
  • [51:11] How does Michele work with clients in her practice? And, the importance of focusing on one thing to make long term progress.

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