Athlete Nutrition: Meet Alana Nichols

Nuzest is pleased to introduce Alana Nichols as its newest ambassador. Alana is a Paralympic wheelchair basketball player and alpine skier. Let’s take a moment to get to know Alana.

Q. For those of us who don’t know you, who is Alana Nichols?
A. I am the 3rd child of 4 born in Farmington, NM. A life-long athlete and relatively recent vegetarian (just over a year ago), I played 3 sports in high school until I broke my back in a snowboarding accident while attempting a backflip. After my accident, I reinvented myself as an adaptive athlete and became the first female American to gold medal in the summer and winter games (wheelchair basketball and Alpine Skiing).

Q. What does being a Nuzest ambassador mean to you?
A. It feels great to supplement my already healthy diet with a plant-based protein. It’s important to me to surround myself with like-minded people and know that consumers of the Nuzest product are living their best lives. You are who you associate with, and I choose to associate with the best!

Q. How do you make healthy choices and avoid temptations when it comes to your nutrition?
A. I make sure I dont put myself in a desperate position. If I am painfully hungry, like most humans, I am vulnerable and will grab whatever is in front of me to ease the pain. I use Nuzest to stay consistent and in control.

Q. What is your favorite indulgence?
A. Coffee flavored gelato!

Q. What is your favorite healthy snack?
A. Hummus and veggies or nut-based crackers

Q. How do you stay active and fit?
A. I like to do something fun and active everyday and also weight train 3+ times a week.

Q. What is your favorite form of exercise?
A. Surfing!

Q. What are your favorite songs on your workout playlist these days?
A. I listen to Spotify, so there is always something new coming into my ears. I love folk and blue-eyed soul music.

Q. What do you do for fun?
A. Ski and Surf. I also love watching movies and seeing live music.

Q. What advice do you have for people wanting to kick-start a healthy lifestyle or to pump up their nutrition?
A. “One good decision leads to another.” Just start with something positive (walking, working out, eating healthy) and it will snowball!

This article written by

Krysta Shannon – Marketing guru and content manager

More articles by Krysta Shannon

Exercise & Fitness

Inspiring People

Nutrition & Diet

Related Articles

Krysta Shannon

How to Make an Antioxidant-Packed Good Morning Protein Acai Bowl

Nuzest’s Clean Lean Protein was recently featured in a tasty protein acai bowl breakfast recipe on YogiApproved.com. This Good Morning Acai Bowl recipe is simple to make, tasty beyond belief and power-packed with protein and superfood acai berries! What’s not to love? What are you waiting for? Go whip up one today! To make your … Continue reading "How to Make an Antioxidant-Packed Good Morning Protein Acai Bowl"

View

Cliff Harvey

Do I Need Protein After Training?

Almost everyone in sports and fitness nutrition used to say (myself included!) that the meal after training was THE most important meal of the day and that you absolutely had to have protein straight after working out otherwise you could basically kiss either your fat-loss or your muscle #gainz goodbye… But, perhaps the science isn’t quite … Continue reading "Do I Need Protein After Training?"

View