About The Author
Hi, I’m Aicacia. I am a Registered Dietitian who received my bachelor’s degree in Nutrition from Louisiana State University, where I first discovered rock climbing. When I first started climbing in 2010, I scoured the internet but couldn’t find any nutrition guidelines that were intended just for rock climbers. So, I stopped looking and instead followed some basic sports nutrition guidelines meant for other sports. After I graduated from LSU, I completed my 1200-hour dietetic internship at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas, and shortly thereafter passed my registration exam to become a Registered Dietitian. Once I was fully licensed, I spent 6 months working under a Functional Medicine physician in Austin, Texas. This position taught me a great deal about functional nutrition, food sensitivities, lab testing, and supplements, but I quickly decided that an office job wasn’t for me. After a great deal of brainstorming, I decided to create my own health blog for climbers as well as my very own climbing nutrition guide.