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Sally Garrard

Advanced Sports Dietitian & Exercise Physiologist,
Level 2 Anthropometrist


Qualifications:

  • Advanced Sports Dietitian
  • Accredited Practicing Dietitian
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Level 2 Anthropometrist
  • International Olympic Committee’s Diploma in Elite Sports Nutrition – Part I

Sally loves her work as a dietitian, and will go to great lengths to help her clients achieve their goals. Sally’s interest in sports nutrition began when she was competing nationally as a lightweight rower; as ‘weight-category’ athletes will testify, meticulous attention to food is necessary to achieve a goal weight. As a result, Sally has first-hand experience & empathy for the challenges that face her athletes & weight management clients.

Rowing was replaced with a love of triathlons (an easy transition given the high volume of cross-training required for rowing), and this has been her favoured sport ever since. She now competes in Olympic distance triathlons & half-marathons and will occasionally throw in a half-ironman for good measure.

Her dietetic career began in research, completing an honours thesis on ‘Caffeine use in elite athletes’ in 2005. Following this, she tied her dietetics & exercise science degrees together with the Sports Nutrition Course at the Australian Institute of Sport, and then began consulting to various sporting & personal training groups around Brisbane, as well as working for some years at a weight management clinic.

Following this, she spent a year travelling overseas, which sparked an interest in eating for longevity & health. Since then, Sally has grown Apple To Zucchini to service more clients, while still retaining the individualised aspect of nutrition planning – no two meal plans will ever look the same from an Apple to Zucchini dietitian! Sally is currently aiming to perfect the life of a working Mum; her little man Sam, and youngest Abigail are never far from her mind.

Specialties:

  • Meal plans to optimise body composition while supporting training goals
  • Fat loss without muscle/strength loss
  • Lean muscle gain
  • Nutrition plans that won’t induce a rapid ‘plateau’ effect
  • Sport supplement advice
  • Running: Park Runs to marathons
  • Triathlon: IM, 70.3, Olympic & sprint distances
  • Ultra Events: North Face 100, Coast2Kosi, Glasshouse 100, Oxfam
  • Cycling: MTB & road, time trials to multi-stage: Grafton-Inverell, Battle on the Border, Epic, 3 Peaks
  • Weight category sports: rowing, boxing, BJJ
  • Adolescent nutrition
  • Vegetarian & plant-based meal planning
  • Disordered eating management

 

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