About Cindy

My name is Cindy Dallow and I’m a Registered Dietitian with 30 years of experience helping people change their eating habits and create an active lifestyle.

I’m also a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and would love to help you get off the diet roller coaster and onto a more sustainable way of eating, that is both nourishing and satisfying.

I believe that healthy bodies come in all shapes and sizes and that strength and fitness are far more important than weight or BMI. 

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I’m also a runner and triathlete and have completed numerous marathons and triathlons. I’ve always loved running and biking so it’s not a surprise I ended up doing triathlons (except that I didn’t learn how to swim until I was 45 so they haven’t come easy). I don’t win races but I love training and the feeling of accomplishing a goal. Endurance sports are not for everyone, but it works for me and that's what it's all about, finding what works for you.

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Our Qualifications

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Cindy Dallow, PhD, RD

  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

  • PhD in nutrition from Colorado State University

  • USAT Certified Triathlon Coach

  • Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor

  • 5-time Ironman finisher

  • Completed 12 marathons

  • Wife and mother

Dr. Cindy has been quoted in the following books:

  • Zinn’s Cycling Primer: Maintenance Tips & Skill Building for Cyclists by Lennard Zinn; 2004 Velo Press.

  • Underage & Overweight: America’s Childhood Obesity Crisis – What Every Family Needs to Know by Francis Berg; 2004 Hatherleigh Press.

  • Moving Away From Diets: Healing Eating Problems and Exercise Resistance by Karin Kratina, Nancy King, and Dayle Hayes; 2003

….and the following magazines:

  • “O” Magazine

  • Bicycling Magazine

  • Runner’s World

  • Florida Sports Magazine

  • Atlanta Sports and Fitness Magazine

  • Windy City Sports Magazine

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Kurt Dallow, MD, FACSM

  • Retired primary care sports medicine and family physician

  • USAT Certified Triathlon Coach

  • Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine

  • Xterra World Championships qualifier (twice)

  • Marathon runner

  • Husband and father

Dr. Kurt creates customized strength and fitness programs for our signature program, Women in Motion. He assesses each participant’s current level of fitness, either in person or virtually, and creates a customized 16-week strength and fitness program that meets the individual needs of each participant.

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My beliefs and philosophy about dieting and weight loss:

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I worked as a clinical dietitian for many years and also provided outpatient nutrition counseling, most of which was helping people to lose weight. Almost everyone I worked with lost weight….but they also gained it back quickly!

I became frustrated with the revolving door to my office (and knew that it was the same for other dietitians) so I headed back to grad school to get my doctorate at Colorado State University. Along the way, I became acquainted with other health professionals who were also tired of handing out weight loss diets only to see people lose and regain weight over and over again.

There had to be a better way to help people improve their health other than weight loss. Not that weight loss is a bad thing; weight loss can be a good thing BUT because it’s so difficult to maintain a weight loss, it might be best to focus on other outcomes and let the weight fall wherever it will naturally fall.

Those outcomes include cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF), which happens to be one of the strongest predictors of longevity around. Many studies have shown CRF to be a better predictor of early mortality (from heart disease) than hypertension, high blood cholesterol, and obesity. In other words, it’s better to be fit and fat, than unfit and skinny!

You can read more about “fit and fat” here. Again, there’s nothing wrong with wanting to lose weight. But you need to be aware of the low success rate of maintaining a weight loss before embarking on any given diet. If you’re willing to take that risk, go for it.

But if you’re ready to get off the diet bandwagon and focus on healthy, sustainable behaviors, then work with me and I’ll get you on the right path to vibrant health and well-being that is comfortable and realistic for you.

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What some of our clients have said:

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Cindy helped me embrace a holistic approach to food. I am used to counting calories and with Cindy’s outlook on food I am able to enjoy delicious and nutritious food that really powers my workouts.”

 

Louie

Louie, busy mom and runner

Have questions? Schedule a free 30 minute discovery call and let’s figure out what works best for you!

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