You ate when you were hungry, stopped when you were full, and didn't give it a second thought in between.
Then, diet culture took over. Made you think you couldn't trust your instincts. That your body wasn't good enough. That YOU weren't good enough unless you fit patriarchal standards of beauty.
And the pressure set in. Stress got to you. Cravings became overwhelming. Emotional eating became your coping mechanism. You feel out of control, guilty, angry at yourself, like something is wrong with you.
So you soothe with food. You feel shame about it. You punish yourself with restriction. You can't take it anymore so you binge. And the cycle goes on...
The average woman is about 15 when she starts her first diet (and this is generous—some research notes children as young as 6 have tried dieting1).
If you worry about food for one hour a day, that's 7,300+ hours of your life by the time you're in your mid-30s.
That's 300 days straight, or over 456 days of your waking life worrying about what to eat, how much to eat, what to avoid, what to make, what to buy, how it'll make you look, what others will think, etc.
You are far from alone! So many of us have been there.
What could you achieve with the next 7,300 hours? You are too busy and badass to give any more time to diet culture from here on out.
- The diet industry convinces you that you can't trust yourself around food so you buy their products again and again.
- The food industry engineers every last detail of its products to be as addictive as possible (one chip company has a device that simulates a chewing mouth!)2.
- Your brain is designed to form habits with activities that give you pleasure, even if that pleasure is only temporary. There's nothing WRONG with you!
- You're conditioned to ignore your natural instincts throughout life (like as kids—having to behave by only playing at recess, and eating at designated times, and as an adult—arbitrary restrictions around food due to dieting).
Every one of us has intuition, but most of us lose our innate connection to it as messages from society muffle the airwaves.
You just haven't been given the tools to access, listen to, and trust your intuitive voice... so it's no wonder you're having a hard time.
The good news is: now that you're aware of these external influences, you're equipped to start making real change by focusing on your internal strength.
I have been where you are, and have suffered through the pain, guilt, and shame of feeling impossibly stuck in the diet cycle and the messy comparison trap. It took many years and a lot of inner work to get where I am today, and looking back I see how much easier it could have been if I knew where to focus.
Intuition Nutrition is a six-week online program and supportive community for you to find that focus. It is designed to help you unravel the damaging threads of diet culture and reconnect to your inner voice so you can finally overcome emotional eating patterns, heal your relationship with food, and trust your body once again.
"This program changed my life for the better! Kristen was able to help me reframe my eating habits and relationship with food in a guilt-free and supportive way. I feel so much more energetic on a daily basis and wake up ready to go rather than needing to peel myself from the bed. This program gives you a whole toolbox of ways to be successful at living a more balanced lifestyle without depending on food when you're down."
"Kristen CARES. My biggest insecurity about working with nutritionists is that they are being judgmental and don't really care how I'm feeling or why I'm eating the way I am. Not so with Kristen! She is incredibly empathetic and I didn't feel like another client in her book — if I ever had a question, she was completely accessible and present and I appreciated that so much. My outlook on food has completely changed. I now have more energy, clearer skin, and immense knowledge about the effects of the food going into my body."
This program begins on January 31, 2020 and provides you with nourishing guidance as you explore how dieting has affected your life and work on eating more intuitively and joyfully.
Taking control of your mind and body away from diet culture is a rebellion against society's harmful messaging. Change takes radical belief in yourself, and I know you can make it happen with the right tools and loving support.
I help women repair their relationship with food through strategies that strengthen their mindset, intuition, and self-trust.
As a former chronic dieter and emotional eater, I spent years suppressing my body's signals. I was dead set on losing weight and being thin, trying everything to make it happen. I was neck-deep in diet culture, and I was miserable.
After suffering through depression and constant disappointment, I finally healed my relationship with food with lifestyle changes that included a more gentle outlook on diet and nutrition, and spiritual practices that strengthened my intuition and connection to my body.
Since my own personal transformation, I've helped many women overcome emotional eating and gain radical belief in themselves for a revolutionary new outlook on food.
This is not a quick fix nor is it a weight-loss program. You and I both know those don't work.
A major goal of this program is to stop seeking out diet-industry duds that keep you in the damaging cycle and convince you that YOU are the problem, not the diet itself. This program is about turning inward and creating truly sustainable habits that work for you, your unique body, and your lifestyle.
We cover the fundamentals of healing your relationship with food and you'll receive the tools you need to develop a stronger connection to your intuition. And the process doesn't stop when the program ends. You can take it at your own pace, and return to the content whenever you need to.
If you are:
- Sick of dieting and want to get off that rollercoaster
- Emotionally reliant on food to cope with stress and other uncomfortable emotions
- Stuck in the diet mentality of worshipping thinness
- On a constant quest for weight loss
- Tired of seeing food as an enemy and being obsessed with calories and food rules
- Exhausted from food anxiety
... this is for you. You can repair your relationship with food, enjoy the foods you love without restriction, and regain connection to your body and intuition.
Kristen is patient, direct, and positive. I never felt judged or scolded for my poor habits, just guided toward better ones. She's fully equipped to help you evaluate your food needs and lifestyle — and shows you that you are, too. She has been an incredible help in redefining my relationship with food and showing me how different foods affect my body and mind.
This was an amazing program that truly made me think differently about food than I have in my past 30+ years of food struggles. THANK YOU!!
What makes this program different from any other diet?
It’s NOT a diet! Intuition Nutrition focuses on getting to the root of your emotional eating habits, something diets completely ignore. I provide the tools you need to navigate your emotions, understand cravings, meet your nutritional needs, and develop your intuition so that you don’t have to think so hard about food all the time. This program enables you to take back your time, energy, and POWER from diet culture and create sustainable habits that nourish you physically, mentally, and emotionally. Plus, I’ve never seen a nutrition program incorporate tarot and rituals and other spiritual tools for connecting to your intuition! I think this is a unique offering that I’m very proud and excited to share with you.
How much time does this require?
Give yourself 1–1 1/2 hours to go over the weekly content (videos and related reading). The supporting content and exercises are technically optional, but highly advised for you to get the most out of this program. If you plan on doing all the exercises, I’d tack on a couple more hours to devote to your success. Since the more intuitive exercises like tarot spreads, rituals, and meditations require energy and focus, doing it all at once may feel a little draining, so I suggest taking those one day at a time.
When does the program start?
We start on Friday, January 31. By “start” I mean that’s when you’ll receive an email with access to the first week of content, as well as instructions for joining the private Instagram community. We end on March 12, but you'll still have access to the content after that.
How long do I have access to the program?
All participants will maintain lifetime access to the program content, including any updates.
Can I join after January 30?
No. Registration will close January 30. I will most likely not offer this program again until later this year, but plans are up in the air as of now. If you want to join, but are worried you won’t be able to keep up as we move through it in real-time, that’s okay. I would still register so you have access to the content and can work through it on your own time. This also guarantees you get current pricing.
Is there a payment plan?
Yes, there is an option to split enrollment into two payments of $399.
Do I have to do the tarot spreads and rituals?
I highly recommend at least trying out the exercises because they are designed to help you develop your connection to your intuition and get the most out of this program. But I respect if it's out of your comfort zone. These exercises are optional—all the fundamentals remain the same.
Is this program okay if I struggle with an eating disorder?
While this program has been designed to help participants get out of the diet cycle and have a healthy relationship with food, it's possible some of the discussions may be triggering to those with an active eating disorder. If you are in recovery, I highly advise asking your doctor or ED care team if this course is appropriate for your individual situation. If it's a yes, I'm happy to be part of your recovery process. If you have questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to me directly at email@example.com and we can talk it through.
Is this program only for women?
Not at all! The majority of my audience are women, but this program and my practice are open to all genders and identities.
I recognize that "wellness" is not available to everyone due to racist, classist, sexist, ableist, cissexist, and heterosexist structures that pervade the industry. I deeply believe that healing should be inclusive and available to all, not just those privileged with resources, and aim to dismantle these structures in my work.
In alignment with these values, I have done my best to address financial and systemic issues of accessibility within the material. I have also included video captions and audio transcripts, and have made the content more disability-friendly where possible on this platform.
I strive to make my work useful for all and am always working to uncover my own biases and privilege, but I'm not perfect! If I missed something please let me know. Feel free to reach out with any comments or suggestions.
I am also able to offer one scholarship for Intuition Nutrition at this time for an individual who carries one or more marginalized identities. If this describes you, or you would like to donate and support the scholarship offering, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
“I am so grateful for the support of this program and from Kristen in healing my old emotional eating patterns. I have a connection with myself in a whole new way. Treating my body and mind so positively feels like I’m rebelling against what I’ve always been taught, and it’s led me to a relationship that I didn’t know was possible with food.”Meg W.
“It never occurred to me that I didn't always have to be on a diet. Being able to let that go after a lifetime of conditioning has been truly mind-boggling. It’s a process and my journey hasn’t ended yet, but I am so much farther than I’d ever thought I could come.”Emily P.
“I felt fully supported and guided by Kristen. She was timely and thorough with any questions that I had, and I liked how approachable everything was. I was hesitant to try some of the ritual exercises because I was afraid I wouldn’t be comfortable with them, but I’m glad I ended up doing them. They helped me learn to listen to my body, something I’ve never really done before, and made me feel more empowered to do what makes my body feel good.”Dianca L.
1. "Children, Teens, Media, and Body Image." Common Sense Media. January 21, 2015.
2. Moss, Michael. Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us. New York: Random House, 2013. Referenced excerpt available on Google Books.
Refund Policy: Due to the digital nature of the program, refunds are not offered, as you get access to course materials that cannot be returned. I encourage you to take advantage of the course content and my support as much as you can, and finish the program at your own pace if need be.