Hey! I’m Kiersten,
Here’s my story.
I’ve always carried a bit of weight in my hips and thighs, and for so long, I was ashamed of it. Nevermind the fact that my body type is identical to the other strong, incredible women in my family. I didn’t like having wide hips, and I certainly didn’t like when my doctor called me “obese” because of my BMI. I fell for cycles of yo-yo dieting where I would lose the weight and always gain it back. Was I bound to a life of serious restriction—and was I never allowed to eat ice cream again?
This particular subject has become the cornerstone of my life’s work. In my years working as a journalist, I have learned about the toxicity of diet culture and how food restriction actually isn’t the answer. Yes, you can be perfectly healthy without being stick thin.
No diets. No gimmicks.
As a journalist, I am dedicated to reporting the truth on food, nutrition, and health—and received a certificate in Nutrition Science from Stanford Medicine for that reason. I share recipes made with real food, interview credited medical experts, and I never advise restriction. I believe eating healthy foods and moving your body is the ultimate form of self-care. Your body will feel amazing, and who wouldn’t want that?
This is a place where I share some of my work, as well as my newsletter. My articles and recipes have been featured in multiple national publications including The Healthy, Clean Plates, Taste of Home, Eating Well, Nike, Stacker, Eat This, Not That!, Buzzfeed, Reader’s Digest, Bustle, and many more.
So pull up a seat. And bring a fork. You’re going to get hungry.
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