The Core Diet Blog

Kylie McKenzie

Triathlete and Registered Dietitian

Kylie is a registered dietitian and lifelong athlete who loves incorporating her two passions, nutrition and movement, to help people achieve their goals. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Predictive Health from Emory University, and her Master of Science in Human Nutrition from Drexel University. She completed her dietetic internship through the University of Houston where she worked in a variety of settings including adult and pediatric hospitals, the Ironman Sports Medicine Institute, and the Center for Discovery for eating disorders. Kylie is currently a clinical dietitian at Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. As a sports dietitian, her mission is to optimize performance and overall health for her athletes. Kylie’s passion for nutrition started as an athlete and has continued to evolve as a coach. As a collegiate swimmer, Kylie earned six All-American honors and four NCAA DIII National Championship team titles at Emory University. Kylie coached age group swimming, NCAA Division I swimming, and worked for the USA Team at the 2017 World University Games in Taiwan. She was a sports nutrition intern for Drexel University’s Center for Nutrition and Performance, which provided nutrition support and education for 450 Division I student-athletes and two professional sports teams, the Philadelphia Flyers and Union. Kylie has also worked as a personal trainer, group exercise instructor, and CrossFit Level 1 coach in Greater Philadelphia. Kylie enjoys traveling and competing as a multi-sport athlete: she’s completed numerous open water swims, half marathons, one marathon, and a number of triathlons at the 70.3 distance including the 2018 Ironman 70.3 World Championships in South Africa.  

Navigating Off Season Eating

This writing discusses that tough time of year when many athletes take a bit of downtime from their training and are tempted by nutritional pit falls. Although a reduced training load may mean that it is a great time to kick back and relax, it doesn't necessarily mean that it is a great time to pack on excess body weight via body fat, or reduce nutrient density intake.

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