Hi, I’m Kirsten
Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist (RDN), Board Certified in Lifestyle Medicine as a Certified Lifestyle Medicine Professional. I am also a foodie, cook, baker, lover of the outdoors, mother of 3 fur children, and one wonderful 4.5-year-old boy.
Welcome to Nosh Theory! If you are here, you are probably ready to implement more plant-based eating into your life. You may also just be interested in food hacks for quick and nutritious eating offered by an expert. Either way, welcome! I can’t wait to share my knowledge with you.
What’s special about our spin?
- I’ve been on a long personal journey managing my celiac disease using a variety of diets, of which I have achieved the best health results using a plant-based whole foods eating plan. Using this eating pattern, I have achieved a sustained weight loss, normalized my lipid and blood sugar levels, improved my mood and energy.
- Weight loss wasn’t a goal of mine but with continued use of a plant-based eating pattern, it has been one of the outcomes. I want to emphasize here, eating well is all about health and well-being and a focus on weight loss is not the end goal of my blog and suggestions.
- I’ve been cooking and baking gluten-free for 10 years now, including vegan options.
- I have over 10 years of clinical nutrition experience and 2 degrees (B.S. and M.S.) in advanced nutrition topics, including pediatric nutrition, lifestyle medicine and renal nutrition.
- I have 5 years’ experience working specifically in the pediatric nutrition world. I have the tips, tricks and hacks worked out on how to get little ones to eat and eat well! However, our kids often have other ideas of what will go on and navigating the environment of childcare and school meals can be stressful. We all do our best and that is all we can do. So, while this blog makes suggestions just know your experience may vary and the key with little ones is to offer healthy foods multiple times in their childhood and to model a healthy relationship with food and our bodies.
- Most importantly, I have walked this talk! I am a single mother of a rambunctious, would-rather-play-than-eat, spirited child who enjoys the outdoors. And I am able to feed us homecooked minimally processed food most of the time while maintaining a demanding full-time job and not having to compromise my time with my son. Most of the time, anyway…
The truth is, we don’t need to be wasting our lives away worrying about our weight, counting calories, missing out on fun things we can be doing, going hungry every day to achieve results, and being given confusing “advice” from every person who thinks they are qualified to shell it out. Eating in a way that honors our bodies and our world can take time to figure out. I’ve spent 10 plus years doing the trial-and-error of gluten-free plant-based cooking, baking and dieting for gut health. I have gone through advanced education on the topics of metabolism, nutrition, clinical nutrition, and worked one-on-one with patients and their families to improve their health without feeling deprived. Taking care of ourselves should be fun, not difficult.
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