Centred Nutrition was founded by Peter Herzig (APD). Peter is a qualified Dietitian and Accredited Sports Dietitian who also has a degree in Exercise Science. Peter set up Centred Nutrition in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast to focus on a client centred approach; as there is no one solution in nutrition that will work for everyone.
After working in sport science at the Queensland Academy of Sport, Peter decided to follow his dream of becoming an elite road cyclist. After completing the rounds as an individual rider in the National Road Series, Peter was selected to ride for various Australian based teams both nationally and overseas. He has raced in Africa, China, Canada, UK and Ireland. Highlights of his career including winning the 2012 Grafton to Inverell, 2nd place in a stage of the Herald Sun Tour and winning the KOM jersey and 5th overall in the tour of Hainan (China).
Peter always wanted to know more about diet and nutrition, so went back to university to complete his Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics. While Peter enjoys fine tuning the diets of elite cyclists, he is also very passionate about the nutritional needs of recreational, junior, club, Audax and Gran Fondo participants. Peter has also tried his hand at triathlon on occasion to better appreciate the training required by these athletes. Being a former runner assisted him in this endeavour, however his swimming ability has been likened to that of a submerged log.
Peter’s interests lie not only in sport. He enjoys helping people of all walks of life to meet their nutritional goals by tailoring advice to their individual circumstances. Particular interests to Peter include optimising health, correcting nutritional deficiencies and reversing malnutrition.
- Nutrition plans tailored to the individual from all walks of life and disease states
- Cycling – road, track and MTB (general riding, criterium, time trials, one day races and multi-stage racing)
- Running and Triathlon
- Advice for the travelling athlete
- Junior sports nutrition and everyday eating
- Balancing body composition goals and training recovery
My favourite training session is:
Riding in new locations (with plenty of hills/mountains).
My last meal would be:
Slow cooked smoked BBQ ribs with Kansas City sauce or an authentic Italian thin crust pizza (with anchovies). Note this may not be an every day choice.
Tea or coffee:
Definitely coffee, though open to the odd earl grey tea in winter.
One thing I wish everyone in the world could know about nutrition is:
“Trying to define foods as good or bad is generally not a healthy pastime. We need to look at the whole picture of daily or weekly eating (not just a snapshot) to provide adequate guidance.”
My nutrition philosophy:
“Eating mostly whole foods should be something we all strive for. The ability to eat wholesome foods comes down to planning, planning and more planning. If we plan, there are always options. A little bit of forethought goes a long way to enhancing health.”