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Cristina learned how to listen to her body and find routines that work for her. “Before deciding to try McKel’s framework, I didn’t think I’d have the time or willpower to really change my lifestyle and eating behaviors. After experiencing the framework, I’ve realized that I can take baby steps towards living a healthier life and I’m encouraged to make the guidance my own, listen to my body and find the routines that work best for me and my lifestyle. I now have the tools to sustain this healthy lifestyle — they serve as a reference guide that I can return to time and time again!” – Christina
Molly increased her mind-body connection and added to her mindfulness toolbox to take action. “The Method is beautifully comprehensive. Healthy life choices extend past nutrition choices, and this program blends all aspects thoughtfully and effectively. I have long been a fan of NS’s Meal Planning, but this added so many more layers to improve my established routines and expand the tools in my healthy-actions toolbox. Highly, highly recommend! All things check-in have been huge for me. It’s so simple. It needs no planning. It rushes me back to the present and my priorities, but it is not something I have ever thought about before. The way this program has catapulted my mindfulness in these area is massive. I am so grateful for this expanded toolbox. It is already providing real impact in how I show up for myself and for others (both personally and professionally). If you’re considering this program, DO IT. Run don’t walk. This is a fantastic long-run investment of your time and attention. The videos are such a good avenue for checking in on how you are really living. The videos alone felt like enough to warrant the time and resources to work through this program. However, there is more! The robust resources and tools the NS team has compiled is extraordinary. I am already excited to work through the content again as my life evolves. I’m sure I will hear new things and engage new thoughts during future life chapters. Highly recommend for today and for long-term use!” – Molly
Amy changed the way she thinks about nutrition and habit change. “I thought that the plan and “to-do” items would be too time-consuming or difficult to implement in my life. McKel used information about my current lifestyle and habits (and health) to create a framework that required implementing small changes over time that positively impacted my day-day life. If you’re on the fence, if you think this is a magic button, it isn’t, but it also isn’t hard. Be as honest as you possibly can about the timeline of your day and your habits. This will enable you to create a plan to support your health and your goals. If you commit to small changes over time, you can change the way you think about nutrition and positively affect your everyday life.” – Amy S.
Simmy is learning how to pause and make better choices without restriction. The simplicity of The Method and breaking the day into chunks makes hitting goals all the more achievable. There has been a very positive impact on my lifestyle. Important to note is that this positive impact has occurred without following a ‘diet’. I am pausing and checking in regularly. This allows me to make better choices with ease and without a sense of deprivation. – Simmy
Britini learned how to tap into her intuition and nourish her body. “I’ve always been able to find a great connection with Mckel and actually apply what I’ve learned. Some factors were for me and some were not, however, that’s when I was able to use intuitiveness and make the final decision! It was the beginning of my understanding of food nutrition and now have literally taken and run with my health! I think we spend 6 months in total together! I have never felt as amazing as I do now, and always stem my appreciation back to you steering me in the correct direction!” – Britini M.
Varsha is making her wellness, whole body, by starting to expand into other health pillars outside of nutrition. “Hi McKel, I just finished the 5×5 workshop and just find it so useful. What amazes me the way you break down and make it so simple. You know, I am already doing these routine things and listening to my body, this workshop helps me to fill in the gaps I have which I couldn’t even see before the workshop. It is not only useful for people who are starting our but for people who have already started and I think I am ready to learn more and more to explore about mindful eating and living. Keep going, wonderful work. Wish you the best.” – Varsha
“The Method is such a wonderful way of learning everything you need to bring to the table to stay well! It encompasses so much more than the standard approach to nutrition and really teaches you how to slow step your way to finding your unique wellness regime, which was so crucial for me as I like to take things one step at a time! I can’t think of ONE huge piece that stands out to me that has driven me to reach my goals, rather just the aspect of the way it walks you through each step from routine to food to mental images to mantras and supporting you with so many resources to refer to! It’s been something I looked forward to seeing each day rather than “having” to! I feel the “one who takes all” is the one who knows their own body best and this framework is such a fundamental piece in achieving that glory! You can do it and once you do the sky’s the limit!!!”
Amy learned how to unblock mental roadblocks regarding health, weight, and eating habits. “Thank you for creating the workshop!! I took so many notes haha. I really loved the discussion around the 3 blocks. As a dietitian as well I, unfortunately, have had many experiences with clients who want to lose weight no matter what!! They will sacrifice everything just for a budge on the scale. This information is so helpful to initiate and build a conversation with them so that they hopefully get to a place where they can begin to appreciate the intuitive process of eating and enjoying food regardless of weight!!” – Amy
Michelle learned the value of focussing on all of the facets of her being as opposed to just nutrition. “I loved the pillars and the way they teach you to focus on the aspects of your life that matter on a more holistic level than the food itself. You make it more apart of how we are treating our bodies and mind and incorporate food from this perspective versus other way around.” – Michelle
“I loved the workshop! So helpful and felt like the perfect timing with where I’m at in my nutrition/health/wellness journey! Thanks for hosting that! Also I was typing notes like a madwoman. Thank you!” – Arielle
Katy let go of the one size fits all mentality. “I have been struggling with overeating recently and I am starting to realize now after watching the workshop that it all stems from thinking that there is a one size fits all plan” – Katy
Bre learned it’s all about the small steps and daily actions that add up. “My biggest takeaway was realizing the freedom & grace I need to allow with myself regarding nutrition & wellness, & that while breaking things down into organized/intentional steps is helpful it doesn’t’ have to be static/restricted thing. I think I’m generally the way you broke things down was just so helpful & applicable to so many areas of life even beyond wellness! Loved it!!!” – Bre
Katie had an ah-ha moment and let go of short term thinking. “My biggest takeaway is that it’s POSSIBLE! It’s really possible to lead a life where I don’t stress about food choices for every meal and really make it a lifestyle change! I’ve tried some of those fads and diets and they are just unrealistic long term and I end up feeling worse afterward because I’m unable to stay “on track”.” – Katie
Anna is owning what works for her unique body and lifestyle. “I think the fact that I need to really pay attention to what does or doesn’t work for me and stop feeling guilty for “failing” on really generic health plans was really key! And I love the reminder that routine actually frees us from stress – I always associated it with laziness or boredom and being “stuck in a rut” and whatever another negative thing one could say. I also really need to focus on the marathon and not the sprint. I’ve been very guilty in the past of doing quick fixes and feeling good for a bit and then slowly reverting. Yo-yo dieter/health pursuer here. So thank you! I’m going to be journaling through the 5 Step framework over the next few weeks and setting some goals.” – Anna
“My biggest takeaway was that I am all or nothing mentality and I see it in everything from eating to routines. Excited to unpack and work on it, thank you!” – Molly
Karsyn achieved a more mindful and balanced of healthy eating and living. “With the membership, I was able to approach a more mindful and balanced way of living with a community of others interested in doing the same thing. Connecting all over the world, asking questions, overcoming similar habits/hurdles, and sharing our lives with each other really makes it feel like you’re going on a health journey with friends. NS promotes progress, not perfection, and enjoying the process all along the way to achieve an overall happier and healthier you!” – Karsyn
Cate is nourishing her body and her families with ease. “The meal planning and prep that I have learned through NS and the membership have virtually and radically changed my healthy eating world! I’ve gone from being single to married and now a mother with NS and have been able to manage life and feeding myself and my family well because of the principles I have learned through McKel and her many outreaches.” – Cate
Nicki was able to find balance with her nutrition and lifestyle habits. “I had worked with a nutritionist before and their approach was not an ideal fit for me. Overall it was a negative experience — the regimen was very rigid and did not really take me as an individual into account. If we tried something and it didn’t work for me, or if I got sick – the response was negative and judgmental – as if I did something wrong, rather than adapting and making small changes to the plan. It was hard to make progress in a situation like that. I really wanted to start anew and found Nutrition Stripped online. I wanted to keep an open mind, but there was a little reservation that I would have a similar experience again and not achieve my health goals.
Erica approaches every session with openness and support. She presents suggestions and action plans that are realistic and work with where I am in my life right now. When things get chaotic, she is right there with me and is incredibly supportive. It has been such a positive experience and I am very grateful to be working with Erica. We work together to come up with manageable steps toward my health goals…
I am incredibly grateful for my time working with Erica. She is such a positive energy and has kept me motivated, even in the roughest of times. She is empathetic and open, and builds a plan based on my needs. She looks at the whole picture and offers suggestions that are small manageable pieces. She always asks for my thoughts on her recommendations and provides helpful resources for me to refer to. I would have never gained the weight back without Erica’s help. She never gave up on me and that means so much to me. Thank you, Erica!” – Nicki
Vicky received the support she needed to healthily navigate her PCOS. “Before working with Erica, cost and time were my biggest concerns. Yet I soon realized that if I wanted to make change happen to benefit my life, I have to make the time, put in the effort and make the investment in my health. The cost was absolutely worth it! I have felt so much better physically, mentally and emotionally since making the changes Erica suggested. My hormones have also felt more balanced and in control thanks to this coaching! The education, the progress, the growth, the support, and the changes truly made a huge difference in my body and my mind. I have thoroughly enjoyed this journey with wellness coaching. I am so impressed with my coach Erica. She went above and beyond for me. She was so educated, especially for my special medical needs (PCOS). She was also so friendly, encouraging and supportive. I look forward to every call I have with her! All the plans, articles and suggestions Erica made for me and gave me have helped me so much. I’ve had so much fun learning about how to take care of myself and feel so much better because of it!” – Vicky
Alyza has discovered a way of eating and living that is unique to her needs. “My holistic wellness is my biggest priority, so I invest in it. After working with Erica, that investment has been returned ten-fold. There is no one-size-fits-all for health, and this Wellness Coaching process has taught me just that. Having someone guide me as I figure out what works for ME has been invaluable. I’ve laid the foundation for my overall wellness with Erica these first four months, and I hope over the next 12 months I can build my house, so to speak. Commit to the first steps and I promise you’ll be hooked from there. THANK YOU ERICA!!!” – Alyza
Libby reduced her cholesterol medication by half by personalizing her eating and lifestyle habits. “After a recent diagnosis of a heart blockage through a heart catheter, I signed up for Wellness Coaching with Erica 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!” – Libby
Jade developed a lasting positive relationship with food. “I was looking for a one-size-fits-all diet that would help me lose weight fast, and was skeptical of an alternative, wholesome approach to wellness and its effectiveness. That perception has dramatically changed! I have truly realized the importance of approaching my body with more love and compassion and I have learned the importance of shifting the focus from losing weight to having a healthy relationship with food in order to see long term results. One small trick that has helped me since my first session with Erica is making sure every meal is a Foundational Five meal. Although it might seem so simple, I have learned that this shifts the focus from restriction to abundance with food, and is also the best way to nourish my body to eliminate cravings! I will definitely keep applying all of the knowledge I have learned from Erica for years to come – from building Foundational Five meals to viewing and talking to my body differently, and so much more!” – Jade
Sarah went from feeling rigid and restricted to feeling free and balanced with her relationship to food. “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!” – Sarah
Holly no longer has food sensitivities and is living a life without outbreaks and her clothes fit better than ever. “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 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!” – Holly
“I thought that the plan and “to-do” items would be too time-consuming or difficult to implement in my life. McKel used information about my current lifestyle and habits (and health) to create a framework that required implementing small changes over time that positively impacted my day-day life. If you’re on the fence, if you think this is a magic button, it isn’t, but it also isn’t hard. Be as honest as you possible can about the timeline of your day and your habits. This will enable you to create a plan to support your health and your goals. If you commit to small changes over time, you can change the way you think about nutrition and positively affect your everyday life.” – Amy S.
“I’ve always been able to find a great connection with Mckel and actually apply what I’ve learned. Some factors were for me and some were not however that’s when I was able to use intuitiveness and make the final decision! It was the beginning to my understanding of food nutrition and now have literally taken and run with my health! I think we spend 6 months in total together! I have never felt as amazing as I do now, and always stem my appreciation back to you steering me in the correct direction!” – Britini M.
Kristyn unblocked and is now living a life of balance, freedom, and confidence with her daily choices around food and health. “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 to 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.” – Kristyn J.
Steph fueled her body for a marathon and had the tools to maintain her new habits. “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!” – Steph B.
Joelle prevented her genetic chronic diseases and reversed key biomarkers that kept her off medication. “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!” – Joelle F.
Britney cleared her mindset of the trends to find her unique way of eating and living. “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.” – Britney
“Mckel is a life changer. Nutrition is just a part of my life now, not a daunting task. I would recommend her to anyone!” – Ali A.
Brittney simplified how she eats and assembles meals. “I’ve been amazed at how much easier my world has been once I really started trying to simplify what I was eating instead of trying to concoct super fancy, insanely involved recipes every night.” – Brittney M.
Jacy increased her energy by planning ahead. “Learning how to meal prep has truly been a game-changer, especially while I’m in school. I’ve noticed that when I don’t take the time to meal plan for a certain week, I end up eating less and having less energy. I would’ve never learned how to meal prep effectively without Nutrition Stripped, so thanks, McKel!” – Jacy
Lisa feels empowered about the food choices she makes now. “I have a group of folks I can ask about a variety of things. I personally love suggestions of places to eat when on the road. Also, I like that it has educated me so I can also help others. The ability to make the food is great. The ability to understand and share why it is good for you is even better.” – Lisa
Kelsey is making more nourishing meals from home instead of grab and go. “My kitchen is clean! I feel like if my kitchen is messy/disorganized, I reach for foods that I tend to not choose or even go out to grab something instead of making foods that I have. When I keep my kitchen clean, I eat foods/meals that are extremely nourishing and vibe with my day” – Kelsey
“The meal plans allow day-to-day flexibility which is incredibly helpful for a wife and mother with a busy schedule!” – Brittney
Elizabeth saved time and money with meal planning. “I’ve LOVED being a part of the Nutrition Stripped community. The meal plans have saved me money and time and have made me feel incredibly healthy.” – Elizabeth B.
Michelle achieved her nutrition goals and enjoys cooking. “It has been instrumental in helping me to achieve my goal of obtaining all my nutritional goals through whole foods and still embracing my love of cooking and being a foodie!” – Michelle
Emily is more energetic, feels light, and is fueling her body. “I can hardly believe how amazing I feel after such a short time of fueling my body right. I have significantly more energy and feel an overall lightness in my body. I usually feel very sluggish and sick after eating and I’ve felt nothing but fantastic these past few days. Thank you, McKel, for sharing this great knowledge, I’m so excited to continue learning!” – Emily T.
“I’ve been using the meal prep guide for a few months now and really love the recipes and the ease that meal prepping brings to my week!”- Ali A.
More Love For Nutrition Stripped
“Personally, what sets apart NS from other blogs is that it encompasses more than pretty food-styled photos or inspiring quotes – you, McKel, and your team take time to educate and provide factual, fascinating material that translates so easily into reality. That, to me, is why I keep coming back – and recommend the blog and cookbook to anyone who will listen!” – Natalie Y.
“I have always loved and respected your information and style. You do an excellent job of educating. Talking with people and not at them. I also feel there is a certain energy that you put into your food/recipes/content that transfers well. Thanks for not keeping your knowledge and experience and sharing it so well and often!” – Mike
“I loved all of these articles and I just wanted to send you some positive vibes and a huge shout out for being such an amazing source of information. You are my go-to girls when I have a wellness or health question because I can always count on NS to strip it down to the facts regardless of what everyone else on social media is saying. Your posts are evidence-based, thorough, and so fun to read. Keep up the absolutely amazing work!” – Anna M.
“Just wanted to send a quick note to let you know I have been LOVING Nutrition Stripped so far this year. You guys have been posting a lot of in-depth nutrition articles (like the microbiome article posted today, or the one nutrition deficiency or the article about low-fat vs. low-carb). I seriously love these posts so much. I obviously enjoy your recipe posts and enjoy trying new foods, but getting more info about nutrition itself and why eating whole foods is so good for you has been really eye-opening. I trust your information since McKel has the science and education to back up all her posts and it makes me feel well informed and educated about nutrition (which can be hard with all the stuff floating around out there on the internet)” – Kelsey M.
“I love reading your articles and am subscribed for the weekly newsletter. You have taught me so much and are such a great example of someone who loves what they do and has succeeded at it. I am in the dorms right now, but when I have a kitchen I am planning on starting meal planning and using your guide to do so. Thank you so much for inspiring me!!” – Ashley P.
“I have been following your Instagram for a while and just recently got more into your blogs, what I love about your blog is that you give such education advice about Food and the science behind what is going on in our bodies. I follow several health food pages and yours is definitely unique in that way, anyone can take a pretty picture of a healthy meal but not anyone can tell what the meal is actually going to do in the body.” – Shelby J.
“I’ve been a longtime subscriber to your newsletter, and I want to let you know how much I appreciate all of the incredible content that you’re sharing each week. I’ve been following the blog for a while now, and I’m so happy to see how much it has grown to become a trusted, welcoming resource for all things wellness. Your team is doing an amazing job, and I’m grateful for every single article, recipe, inspirational quote, shop item, nutritional study, fitness tip, playlist… Whew! See? You guys share so much with this community! 🙂 Thank you for all the hard work you’ve been doing. You are making a difference in people’s lives. I wish the entire Nutrition Stripped team continued success and recognition.” – Sarah M.
“I love it that you guys choose to focus on actual studies and the scientific side of things. I recommend you as a health news resource to my friends, and I’m proud to have found you in the age when many media sources choose form over substance. Thank you for your amazing work.” – Vera G.
“I just wanted to say how much I love your blog, website, and Instagram accounts! I am studying Dietetics in school at the moment and I get so much enjoyment seeing someone in the field I’m studying towards doing something so unique and interesting! Not to mention the recipes I have tried out of your book are phenomenal!” – Stephanie H.
“I just wanted to drop you a note and say thank you for the wedding diet article that you wrote. I married my awesome husband on may 19th, and I had really been struggling with the pressure, the anxiety, and the lack of control – most of which was completely self-inflicted! Cooking with your cookbook has been in our wheelhouse for a few years now, but the idea of moderation and ENJOYING our engagement and wedding was a beautiful reminder. I credit some of your go-to recipes and tips with some pretty excellent wedding skin and energy levels as well. Thanks so much for all that you do!” – Amber I.
“Recently read your article on creating a morning routine which I found very helpful/inspiring. Since then, I have been attending a 5.30 Ashtanga yoga class week mornings, followed by some sauna action, and then ‘Headspace’ meditation. Makes me feel INCREDIBLE and still make it to work by 9!”- Anthony B.
“Nutrition Stripped always writes such well-researched and informed articles relating to health issues. The recipes on NS are very PCOS friendly i.e. dairy and grain free and low in sugar and have really been a lifesaver in my quest to be as healthy as possible. I just really wanted to thank you, McKel and everyone else at NS, you all are doing a great job, real quality work, it is appreciated.” – Traci C.
“I wanted to reach out as a New York-based aspiring RD! I’ve been following your page for a little over a year now, and I just wanted to mention how inspired I am by your brand, content, and lifestyle. I love the way you present information and include science and facts behind your statements. I find your page to be so refreshing and even calming! “- Mary
“LOVE your blog and Instagram and think that you have such a great message and educate others about the importance of nutrition in the best way. So, thank you for being an inspiration!” – Stefanie W.
“I’m so thankful for your blog and the advice and consistent motivation it provides me. I have a strong passion for eating in ways that make me feel amazing and your recipes and nutrition filled articles are a HUGE reflection of this.” – Shannon M.
“I am a huge NS fan! Your emails are one of the very few I actually open regularly amidst an inbox otherwise cluttered by spam. 😉 “- Laura S.
“Your emails have so much helpful information on this new path I’m on to becoming an RD and I’m learning so much. “ – Erin F.