Sarah (Gold) Anzlovar: Registered dietitian nutritionist & Founder, Sarah Gold Nutrition

Sarah (Gold) Anzlovar is a registered dietitian nutritionist, nutrition communication expert, recipe developer, and founder of Sarah Gold Nutrition, a virtual private practice based in Boston, MA. As a nutrition coach, she helps active people fuel their busy lives so they can feel their best through a holistic approach to wellness with an emphasis on intuitive eating. She pairs the science with the reality of life to make wellness approachable and attainable for each individual and believes in ditching the diet in favor of slow and steady behavior change that can last a lifetime. Her blog, Simply Nourished with Sarah, is dedicated to celebrating delicious food with seasonal, plant-forward recipes as well as clearing up confusion about what’s evidence based and what’s just noise in the media.

Sarah is also an indoor cycling instructor, runner, and triathlete, and has a passion for helping people find joy in being active. She has helped many athletes improve performance and achieve personal bests through tailored sports nutrition programs.

My Goal of the Day: Stay present and focus on what I can do today to achieve my bigger goals, not on what happened yesterday or what I need to do tomorrow or three weeks or months from now.

My Thought of the Day: Go after what you want today. Stop waiting for the perfect time or situation — it will likely never come.  

My Action of the Day: Move my body in a way that feels good and fuel my body with food that brings me energy and joy. When those things are in place, I know I can focus on all of the other things I need or want to do.

What do you love most about Your City?

There’s a lot to love about Boston — the restaurants, the culture, the incredible fitness and running community, the fact that it’s a center for academia and science (especially nutrition and health!), the pride people feel for our city — but what I love most is that we can get to the mountains or the ocean in 1-2 hours and feel like you’re on vacation without having to go very far.

Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?

Most days I eat a bowl of full-fat Greek yogurt topped with whatever fruit is in season and either hemp seeds and walnuts or Purely Elizabeth granola (my favorite!). But my favorite breakfast is avocado toast topped with smoked salmon and an egg — it’s a weekend meal and what I’ll order out 99% of the time at brunch.

What are you doing at:

6:00 AM – Depending on the day either teaching indoor cycling at CycleBar Wellesley, running with my local running group, or taking a barre class. If it’s a rest day, then I’m likely catching up on something for my private practice or writing a blog post while sipping a hot cup of coffee. That’s all about to change as my husband and I welcome a new baby into our lives very soon. I imagine mornings will start to look quite different.

10:00 AM - I’m at my desk working for my full-time job as a nutrition manager for a large food service company. I’m probably researching or writing an article on the latest food and nutrition trend, handling a client request or sales proposal, or developing a new wellness promotion or marketing program.

12:00 PM - Favorite Lunch spot/meal?

I work from home most of the time and leftovers are my jam. I usually fill a big bowl with greens (hot or cold) and any veggies I have on hand and top it with whatever we had for dinner the night before. Something I always tell my clients is to cook once and eat twice (or more) – I’m all about efficiency.

7:00 PM - I’m making dinner while also throwing a ball for my 2-year-old golden retriever because he seems to always get a burst of energy around this time! My husband gets home around 7:30 and we try to eat right when he gets in so we can spend the rest of the evening watching Netflix or catching up on work if needed.

11:00 PM - Fast asleep (hopefully!). I’m a morning person and need my 8 hours, so I aim to be in bed around 9:30 most nights.

What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)?

A cup of good coffee in the morning and then lots of water or seltzer throughout the day. Before getting pregnant, I’d enjoy a glass of red wine a few nights of the week while I cook — I look forward to getting back to that!  

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?

It’s a tossup between Spotify for making killer playlists for my indoor cycling classes and the podcast app on my iPhone. I’m either listening to music or podcasts whenever I can — walking my dog, in my car, while I cook dinner, or even folding laundry. A few current favorites include Skimm’d from the Couch, How I Built This, Ali on the Run, and Food Blogger Pro.

What should everyone try at least once?

Whatever it is that scares you. Doing things that make us uncomfortable lead to growth, and if you let fear hold you back you’ll never know what you’re truly capable of.

Where do you enjoy getting lost?

In any new city. My favorite way to explore a new place is to lace up my running shoes and just go with no planned route. It’s the best way to see things you might not have otherwise stumbled across with a specific plan. But I always bring my phone so I can find my way back — safety first and I don’t really want to be lost!

My Tip of the Day: There is no magic bullet for health so stop searching for the quick fix. Small, purposeful actions to improve your health each day lead to big changes that can be sustained overtime.

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