Wilfredo Benitez, MScN, M.Ed: “Diet” Is A Four Letter Word

About this episode:

In this week’s episode, Hillary Allen interviews Will Benitez, a nutritionist who owns On Pace Wellness and works with athletes to optimize their nutrition for performance and health. Will and Hillary talk about making nutrition work for you, why highly individualized nutrition is important, and what simple nutrition changes can help you sleep better at night.

Episode Highlights:

  • How increased medication usage and food production is affecting health and nutrition needs
  • Why make nutrition individualized 
  • Why “Fad Diets” or something that works for others may not work for you
  • Why it’s important to figure out how to best support your body through nutrition
  • Protein before bed?

Guest Bio – Wilfredo Benitez, MScN, M.Ed.:
Wilfredo (Will) Benitez is a performance nutritionist located in Portland, Oregon, USA and is the owner of his nutrition coaching practice On Pace Wellness, LLC. Will believes that nutritional optimization is a process that involves sustainable behavioral changes and practices accordingly. Will works primarily with athletes but also with those who enjoy or want to enjoy an active lifestyle, helping them to optimize their nutrition to elevate performance and health. As a performance nutritionist, a certified running coach, and an athlete himself, Will understands the athlete’s mindset, what it’s like to pursue athletic goals, and how to balance the pursuit of those goals with other responsibilities. He is passionate about helping his clients strike the necessary balance to make the nutrition coaching process result in sustained nutrition habits that are effective for the client’s goals.

Will earned his Master’s Degree in Nutrition Science in 2017. He lives in Portland with his wife, Valentina, who is a naturopathic physician, and their dog and two cats.

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