Phit for a Queen: A Female Athlete Podcast
Health is not a number on the scale

Health is not a number on the scale

April 16, 2021


Sam Abbott is a registered dietitian nutritionist who helps those with PCOS ditch diets, improve insulin resistance, and balance hormones without feeling guilty or stressed about food. She runs the Instagram account @pcos.nutritionist where she gives free tips and support around PCOS nutrition education and also runs the PCOS Freedom Program – a complete program for improving hormone balance without a side of diet culture or weight stigma. Sam is passionate about empowering people with PCOS with the knowledge they need to improve their hormone imbalances and live their happiest, healthiest lives without dieting. 

"I became interested in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) after seeing client after client struggle with symptoms. I share in my clients’ frustrations when they are handed a prescription for birth control and metformin, and then they are told they need to lose weight. The “lose weight” advice is a distraction from discussing how hormones can be balanced through diet, lifestyle, and supplements."

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So you know she's legit:

  • BS in Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise, Virginia Tech
  • MSEd in Health Education, Virginia Tech
  • Didactic Program in Dietetics, University of Alabama
  • Dietetic Internship, Utah State University
  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
  • Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist, State of North Carolina
  • In progress – working towards my Intuitive Eating certification!
Dr. Jen Welter talks women in Football

Dr. Jen Welter talks women in Football

April 2, 2021

Dr. Jen Welter


NFL's First Female Coach I Speaker I GrrridIron Girls Founder I First Female Coach in Madden I First Female Running Back in Men's Pro Football I Author IMotion and Emotion Pioneer

Dr. Jen Welter is a groundbreaking, barrier-busting force of nature. She is a female trailblazer, a sports pioneer, Ph.D., passionate leader, world-renowned speaker, entrepreneur, and source of inspiration around the globe. Her relentless pursuit of individual excellence and success in challenging the status quo time and time again, fuels her current drive to help others achieve their best in sports, health and wellness, professional pursuits, and life.

She is driven by the belief that "Greatness is a choice you make over and over. And when you choose personal greatness-big or small-it becomes a part of who you are." In every realm she tackles, Dr. Jen is a game-changer, bringing vision, power, and purpose to her mission of breaking the chains of what has alwaysbeen and redefining what is and will be.

She tackled her football career with fearless tenacity and an unprecedented track record of pioneering firsts. Building on her remarkable career in women's football, which included 2 Gold medals with Team USA, 4 World Championships, and 8 All-Star selections, Dr. Jen busted into the men's game, as the first female running back signed to a men's professional team. Blending her passion for the game with a powerful, unique communication style, she broke through the biggest boys club of all, the NFL, as the first female coach in the league and the Madden NFL 20 video game. Crystallizing her journey into a playbook for overall success, she published "Play Big, Lessons in Living Limitless from the First Woman to Coach in the NFL."

Not content to stop there, Dr. Jen's belief in the power of sport to transform society inspired her to create sustainable platforms and inclusive programs to help women become leaders, give girls access, and empower kids to overcome challenges through physical, emotional, and social well being. She foundedGrrridiron Girls, the first national movement for girls in flag football. She has been honored and quoted by President Obama as a female pioneer and role model. She has coached everyone from kids in sports camps to C-level executives, on how finding your voice and having fearless conversations can fuel positivechange.

When the Coronavirus pandemic hit, she teamed with Creative Director and Founder of Jayne Agency, Brooke Foley to create the Critter Fitter book series, the world's first social, emotional, and physical wellness series for young kids. Covering themes ranging from social distancing and mask-wearing to resilience and wellness through movement, Critter Fitter offers a holistic platform for parents and children to solve a range of complex problems, giving youth a voice throughconversations, tools, and experiences.

Dr. Jen's message of overcoming life's obstacles with grit, tenacity, and limitless possibility has received worldwide acclaim, by audiences ranging from global companies and top schools to brands, nonprofits, and professional sports teams.

Eat in a way that supports your physiology, training, and lifestyle.

Eat in a way that supports your physiology, training, and lifestyle.

April 2, 2021


Heidi is a Registered Sports Dietitian (RD/RDN), Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD), and Metabolic Efficiency Training Specialist (METS), with a Master’s in Sports Nutrition (MSc) from Liverpool John Moores University in England. Although she is based in Seattle, WA, she works virtually with athletes worldwide. Heidi specializes in endurance athletes, female athletes, plant-based athletes, RED-S & amenorrhea. 

Heidi believes that all foods fit, and loves educating and empowering her clients to eat in a way that supports their physiology, training, and lifestyle, brings them joy, and makes them feel confident and powerful, and ultimately optimizes not only performance but overall health and well-being. 

Heidi brings her personal experience into her practice, including years spent as a high-level endurance athlete, as well as her own struggle with an eating disorder and amenorrhea in an athletic world where disordered eating behaviors and body types are normalized. 

Heidi continues to compete at a high level in trail racing and ultra-distance events. She also loves snowshoe racing, cross country skiing, road and mountain biking, and doing anything and everything in the mountains. SHe does not go a day without a strong cup of coffee, and her favorite foods are peanut butter, dark chocolate, spicy Mexican food, donuts, sushi, and smoothie bowls. 

So you know she's legit:

Registered Sports Dietitian (RD/RDN)

Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD)

Metabolic Efficiency Training Specialist (METS)

Master’s in Sports Nutrition (MSc) from Liverpool John Moores University in England

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Instagram: @hkstrickler_sportsrd


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