What’s your name and where do you come from?
My name is Allison Atteberry and I was born in Idaho and now live in Anchorage, Alaska!
Do you have a family?
I live with my husband of 23 years and 2 daughters; 18 (leaving for college soon) and 16
What inspired you to work in the health and fitness industry?
I was on a social sciences track in college and was required to take a science class. I found an easy “Nutrition Science” class and loved hearing how foods fuel your body and wanted to learn more. It led me to change majors. And colleges, because the first university didn’t have a dietetic program.
What’s your favorite food?
I love baked goods and breakfast foods!
Do you exercise and if so whats your favorite?
I teach group fitness classes. I enjoy being with others and having the music pumping. I also enjoy walks and runs with my husband, sister, or friends.
What’s one interesting, little-known fact about you?
I have been to 5 continents, 28 countries and all 50 states!
If you could change one misconception about nutrition what would it be?
I’d like people to understand that carbohydrates are GOOD and necessary for your body.
Do people overdo carbs? Yes. Are some carbs more nutritious than others? Yes. But it is the most efficient fuel for everyday living, brain function, and fitness. Not to mention people find enjoyment in carbs: breads, tortillas, sweets, fruit etc. Completely depriving yourself of the things you love doesn’t lead to a healthy mindset.
What’s the best part about working at PLT?
Personal interactions, the scientific, reasonable, and sustainable approach to weight loss, client responsibility, and using other data (pics and measurements) beside the scale are the big reasons why I love PLT. Paul put everything I believe to be true about weight loss and healthy eating into this pretty gold PLT package.
What’s your number one tip for people just starting their weight loss journey?
Forgive yourself. Forgive yourself for how you got to “this place.” Forgive yourself for an indulgent day or falling off the plan. Give yourself some grace and begin again.