My name is Kristin. I love eating. I love cooking. I love lifting heavy things. I’m a CrossFitter, a cook, and a loud mouth. I have a hilarious and creepy huge dog. I believe food should be nourishing, always in it’s whole form, and be utterly delicious. Coffee is my spirit animal. Especially when there’s grass fed butter and coconut oil in it.
My journey to nutrition and food blogging started way back in 2008 when I joined a bootcamp in a park that later became a full-fledged CrossFit gym. At the time, I was still eating whatever I wanted and drinking tons of delicious bubbly beers. My college-pizza-beer weight fell off anyway, thanks to the shock to the system that is doing burpees and lifting things for the first time in my life. It didn’t take long for that shock to wear off and suddenly the weight was sneaking back and I wasn’t feeling too great. I couldn’t figure out what I was doing wrong. Eating like crap. That’s what.
I was diagnosed with a hypoactive thyroid in October of 2009. While I am still on some low dose medication, I’ve seen my symptoms go down in spades from what I was initially dealing with. I’ve lost the belly fat and muffin top that caused me so much grief in my early twenties. All of this though, sparked a complete shift in my perspective. In how I view the world, myself, my plate. It was fascinating, amazing, and made so much sense!
Food in it’s real form. Who knew?!
I found the Paleo/Ancestral diet and started to I make little changes, got moving every day, and yes, ate more butter. I am now closing in on 30, and am happier, healthier, stronger, and have more vitality that I ever have. I didn’t even know I could feel as good as I do now, and I certainly didn’t know that it could be done by simply changing what was on my fork.
I dove in. What foods should we eat? Why does Paleo work for so many? Why was it working for me? This was the beginning of my nutrition education that would eventually lead me the Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Certification in 2014 from the Nutritional Therapy Association (NTA). I am a certified Nutritional Therapist Practitioner, as well as a Certified CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach and a CrossFIT L1 Trainer. In 2015, I also became a certified Poliquin Institute Biosignature Module Practitioner.
The thing that really drives me, that get’s me fired up, is the fact that the more I learn, the more clear it becomes to me that what we’ve been told by the mainstream is dead wrong.
We’re all paying the price for Big Food and policy and the involvement of the two on our plates.
Health is not a struggle.
Your body is not the enemy.
I focus on showing you how you can regain control of your health. Showing you that eating a diet rich in nutritious, whole foods in their natural forms is not only doable, but will drastically improve your overall well being. We need to get back to basics. I do not believe that eating well means sacrificing or starving. The key is education. I am not here to just tell you what to do. I’m here to help you learn about your choices, and make the ones that you want to make that will help you reach your goals.
Learn more about my nutritional coaching and seminar services here.
Let’s get you feeling awesome!
*Please note that I am not a Registered Dietician. I am Certified as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner certified by the Nutritional Therapy Association. I also hold certifications with the CHEK Institute (Holistic Lifestyle Coach), CrossFit, Inc. (Level 1 Trainer Certificate Holder), and the Poliquin Institute (BioSignature Module Level 1).
*The information provided on this website and it’s attached downloaded products, guides, or eBooks, is for general information only and are not a suitable substitute for professional medical advice to diagnose or treat medical conditions.