Hey there, I’m Kirsten,
and I used to be
obsessed with food.
I spent years of my life preoccupied with food and my body, never realizing how problematic it was.
I thought I was just “being healthy”. But then, through my discovery of Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size, I came to understand that I don’t have to spend my life controlling my food intake and trying to change my body.
I grew up in a family that obsessed about diets and weight loss. In many ways, I was protected as I existed in a body that was socially acceptable. However, as my body began to change through Middle School and into High School, I clung to the structure I had learned to gain a sense of control: dieting.
Of course, at the time, I never would have called it dieting or even disordered eating. I believed I was just trying to “be healthy”. Trying to control my weight by what I was eating and how I was moving felt… normal.
I ended up studying Nutrition in college because food and weight felt like my passion. My world had become so small because that was my primary focus. Through becoming a Registered Dietitian and beginning to work in the field, I struggled immensely with feeling deep shame around my eating behaviors.
Shortly after beginning my work in the field, I learned of Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size and, both personally and professionally, my world was forever changed. I felt this deep sense of relief that it was not me that was actually the problem. It wasn’t my fault that I couldn’t stick to rigid rules and that I always found myself rebelling against them. It was my biology. And it was my body fighting to keep me safe.
For the past five years, I’ve helped women to heal their relationship with food and their bodies and to finally RECLAIM the joy that they lost (or maybe never had access to). This transformational work extends far beyond food and body healing by ultimately leading you to healing your relationship with your whole self. I can’t wait to hopefully get the chance to guide you through this journey!
- Licensed Registered Dietitian
- Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor
- Master of Science in Applied Nutrition
- 5 years of experience coaching clients on Intuitive Eating