Wellness Coaching

Welcome to Wellness Coaching by Nutrition Stripped!

We believe you deserve to prioritize your health and wellbeing — and we’re here to help guide, support, and give you the tools you need to make long-term habit change happen.

Our mission is to help make it simple for you to apply the science of nutrition and practice the art of healthy living so you can cultivate life-long habits.

We practice evidence-based nutrition science first and foremost while combining behavior change and tapping into your intuition to create a life you want to design from eating to living. Creating new habits that evolve to becoming a lifestyle takes patience, practice, support, and trustworthy professional guidance. 

Wellness Coaching

At Nutrition Stripped our wellness coaching process utilizes our proven 5×5 Framework™ and our coaches are certified facilitators of The Method. Our team experience includes coaching thousands of clients, supporting tens of thousands of community members with our education programs, and educating millions through our community with free articles and education.

Our Team | Our Method | How To Start | Testimonials

Wellness Coaches

McKel Kooienga, MS, RDN, LDN CEO and Founder of Nutrition Stripped

McKel holds a Master of Science degree in Clinical Nutrition from Ohio State University and is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist. She teaches the simplicity behind the science of nutrition and art of healthy living through recipes, health articles, online education programs, and private coaching practice.

  • Specialties: Coaching about the art of healthy living helping people feel their best through nourishing multiple pillars of health.
  • Superpower: Seeing the whole picture of your life to hack systems and create daily practices that actually make an impact.
  • Connect: @nutritionstripped
  • McKel is no longer taking new clients at this time. Learn about The Method: A process using our 5×5 Framework™ to design a mindful way of eating and living that’s unique for your body and lifestyle.Start now.

Erica Carneglia, MS, RDN, LDN Wellness Coach at Nutrition Stripped

Erica holds a Master of Science degree in Nutrition and Health Promotion from Simmons College and is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist.

Erica supports her clients by cultivating a healthier relationship with food and working alongside her clients to overcome disordered eating habits. She also enjoys working with women of all ages to support women’s health (family planning, pregnancy, and family nutrition).

  • Specialties: Coaching women and men for a healthier relationship to food, performance nutrition, women’s health (pregnancy, postpartum, and family nutrition), and disease prevention.
  • Superpower: Comes up with multiple solutions for you to achieve your health goals and integrate healthy eating and lifestyle practices in your daily life.
  • Connect: @nutritionstrippederica

Our Method

At NS, our method is about honing in on our intuition by teaching you how to listen to your body through digestible mind-body strategies and focusing on nutrition that supports your long-term health and goals.

Research will continue to uncover the many ways our bodies are affected by our nutritional status and lifestyle. What plays an important role is our genetics, hormones, environment, and the state of your emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being.

Science and evidence-based research is our backbone. We use this framework in addition to wellness coaching on how to become more aware of your mind and body and the impact it has on your health.

Get Started

Our areas of wellness coaching are personalized to help you feel your best, reach your goals, and improve your health for the long-term.

Clients come to us to focus on improving their health in these areas: 

  • Digestion
  • Family planning health
  • Pregnancy
  • Postpartum
  • Increase energy
  • Skin health
  • Relationship with food

Wellness Coaching Services

Pick what’s best for you. After you complete the Client Application you’ll be given more details to answer any additional questions you might have about what’s included in each service.

  • Initial Consultation
  • Nutrition Plan Session
  • Virtual Kitchen Makeover
  • Follow-up Appointments (20 minutes and 60 minutes)
  • Packages
  • Sessions starting at $59

If you’re ready to start asap, then just click “request an appointment” to get started with a coach of your choice. 



Libby —

“After a recent diagnosis of a heart blockage through a heart catheter, I signed up for Wellness Coaching to reduce my cholesterol levels and hopefully lose a bit of weight as well. We discussed specific diet and lifestyle changes I could make in order to do just that without making it feel like I was on a diet or temporary plan. After just 3 months of working together, my cholesterol levels were so much better than my doctor reduced my medication by half and I have also lost about 6 pounds. I’m soo happy!” – Wellness Coaching with Erica

Sarah —

“I felt as though I wasn’t confident when making food choices, and when outside of my normal routine, I felt like I was a bit too restrictive and rigid. I wanted to be able to let go of the idea that there is a “right” thing to eat. I sought out Wellness Coaching with Nutrition Stripped to help guide me through this, and working with Erica did just that. We discussed the importance of food freedom and went through the basics of nutrition so I felt confident when making food choices, but not as though I had to select the “right” thing all the time. I now feel like I can relax and celebrate occasions when I go out to eat. Overall, I feel so much less vigilant and rigid when it comes to eating than I had in the past!” – Wellness Coaching with Erica

Holly —

“I wanted to clearly identify my food intolerances to strengthen my immune system and lose a bit of weight healthily. We worked together to create a way to use the 5×5 Framework that allowed me to easily determine where my food intolerances were stemming from. The plan was also tailored to my individual needs to promote healthy weight loss through a lifestyle approach rather than a diet. After two months of working on this with my NS Wellness Coach, I no longer had any sensitivity outbreaks and my clothes were already starting to fit better from weight loss!” – Wellness Coaching with Erica

Kristyn —
When I started coaching with McKel, my goal was to learn how to feel good and strong in my body. I would wake after 8 hours of sleep feeling tired and I wanted that to change. After reading dozens of books and articles about personal development and health and wellness, I felt overwhelmed. I didn’t have a framework to incorporate the various prescribed strategies and practices into my day-to-day. Enter McKel. Her approach is a simple, back-to-basics one that is accessible and actionable. She provided a nutrition plan shortly after our first session and we worked together to tailor the plan for my food preferences and schedule. She taught me how to batch cook, which quickly became one of my favorite weekly activities. In short, she empowered me to take charge of my nutrition and exercise habits. My energy levels were noticeably up in just a few weeks and continue to improve. We also worked quite a bit on self-care and career transition. McKel asked the hard questions and encouraged me to spend time each week thinking about my values and what I wanted to feel and accomplish with my work. I’d been struggling with this transition for a long time. McKel’s approach helped me get unstuck and back on the path. I know obstacles will appear along the path again, but I now have the tools to work through them and get to the other side. Aside from her impressive qualifications, McKel is just a great human. She’s cheerful and encouraging but firmly encourages you to do the hard work. I felt supported every step of the way. At the end of our 3-month journey, I can say that the changes I’ve implemented with her help are real and sustainable. Know that you’ll be in good hands.
Dennis —

I just had my follow up meeting with my PCP on the followup blood work he ordered when a couple of levels were high. The results are that instead of having 4 levels that were high, only a single level remains high but even that one is much lower. The other good news is that from my last visit a little over a year ago, I am 9.7 lbs lighter!!! Thanks for all your help in this!

Steph  —
McKel and I worked together throughout several phases of marathon training, insane work schedule, inconsistent eating routine, etc and it was truly a beautiful time to explore those topics with her. I was constantly reminded that my goal is to find balance and not to look a certain way or to be a certain weight. I would look forward to sharing my accomplishments and finding new goals in between our sessions. It was helpful to have someone walk alongside my journey through eating and be open to trying new meal plans and changing things up to work around my schedule and needs. Overall, I feel much more balance and joy in my everyday life, eating, and training routine. I would highly recommend Nutrition Stripped Services, especially if you are struggling in any of these areas!
Joelle  —
Approaching 50 I knew if I didn’t change my lifestyle I was destined to suffer the health challenges and diminished quality of life that has plagued my parents. Having never worked with a dietician before I didn’t know what to expect.I’ve been working with McKel since November 2015 and it was the best decision/investment I could have made for my well being. She is extremely knowledgeable and patient. She’s always encouraging and helps keeps me accountable and motivated. I look forward to our sessions and always feel more focused on my goals afterward. The Nutrition Stripped website has been another valuable resource for information and great recipes. McKel’s passion for wellness is contagious so if you’re looking for a coach and a cheerleader on your path to a healthy lifestyle she’s your girl!
Britni —
In just three short months I’ve formed new perspectives on health & wellbeing and was able to alter my lifestyle to one I believe everyone should live and experience; loving yourself, loving what you do, what you eat, how you move, and how you dream, believe & achieve! Talk about an all-over lifestyle leader this lady is fearless in the pursuit of helping you achieve your goals. She makes this possible through hard work and determination to connect with you personally on several of life’s different pillars. I was surprised to see how my sessions flew by and were wanting more. Great job McKel, keep inspiring women and doing what you do best, it is truly appreciated.
Julie —

I just want to tell you that I’ve really enjoyed working with you and the things you told me have been so helpful. I’ve lost 9 pounds, I’m continuing to eat with purpose and enjoy life! Thank you for your guidance!

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Have questions? Contact our Wellness Team for support.