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Dr. Susan Kleiner

Susan M. Kleiner, whose long list of credentials begins with a PhD in Nutrition, maintains one foot in the academic world and one foot in the business world. After her doctoral research on the Influence of Dietary Fats and Cholesterol, and Anabolic Steroids, on the Lipoprotein Profiles and Body Composition of Competitive Male Bodybuilders, she continued to research and publish her seminal work on male and female bodybuilders. Dr. Kleiner has continued to research and publish in the field of sports nutrition and supplements, and has also established herself through research and publications as an expert in hydration and health. Dr. Kleiner has consulted with professional teams, including the Seattle Seahawks and Supersonics, the Cleveland Browns and Cavaliers, the Miami Heat, Olympians and elite athletes in countless sports. Dr. Kleiner is the owner of High Performance Nutrition, LLC, a consulting firm in Mercer Island, Washington, and the author of seven books, including The Good Mood Diet, POWER EATING, and POWERFOOD Nutrition Plan.

Dr. Kleiner is one of the foremost nutrition authorities on eating for strength, and her POWER EATING program has reshaped the lives of thousands. The book is a leader in the field and is now in its third edition.

Susan's Good Mood Diet Program arose from her observations that her clients' moods and energy levels improved with their nutrition. The Good Mood Diet program was featured in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and is the basis for her newest book, The Good Mood Diet: Feel great while you lose weight.

Dr. Kleiner's credentials include a PhD in Nutrition and RD, FACN, CNS, FISSN certifications and honors. She is a founder and fellow of the International Society for Sports Nutrition and a fellow of the American College of Nutrition. She is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine; The American Dietetic Association; The Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutritionists Practice Group SCAN; and The National Strength and Conditioning Association.

While she's not passionately promoting healthy nutrition and fitness, Dr. Kleiner stays in a good mood by spending time in the great outdoors of the Pacific Northwest with her husband and daughters. She loves skiing, playing piano and drums, dancing, cooking, hiking, traveling, and cozying up with a good book and hot cocoa in the evening to let the intensity of the day slide away.