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What We Do

Hi, welcome to Nutrition Stripped!

Our mission is to support you in reclaiming balance in the way you nourish yourself and embodying a mindful life where you feel empowered, aligned, and at peace with your eating habits.

You’ll learn how to let go of diets, trends, and a restrictive mindset in order to cultivate inner trust and confidence to nourish yourself well with balance and how to do that consistently by creating habits that are sustainable.

We do this by empowering you with free education and tools, free workshops, free coaching consults, and paid offerings like our proprietary Mindful Nutrition Method™, coaching services, and Balanced Business Blueprint for RD’s.

Founder and Dietitian McKel Kooienga, MS, RDN, LDN created our proprietary Mindful Nutrition Method™ which is rooted in science, habit change and honors our unique three main pillars: mindful mindset, mindful eating, and mindful living.

Our Balanced & Mindful Manifesto

Whether you’re looking to create more balanced eating habits, find your balanced weight, or manage a health condition with more mindful eating, if these statements below resonate with you, then you’re in the right community! 

We embrace the individual, not strive for perfection.

We focus on intentional action, practice, and progress over trying to obtain perfection. Taking small and practical daily actions unique to our wellbeing creates sustainable habits.

When we strive for perfection with our health, we are in a state of imbalance — it keeps you feeling stuck, not enough, overwhelmed, overanalyzing, out of the present moment — it doesn’t support your physical, mental, or emotional wellbeing on your journey to nourish yourself with balance. 

We honor the many roles food plays in our lives.

We firmly believe food is more than physical nourishment on a cellular level. It’s also about honoring the many enjoyable roles food plays in our life experiences such as our culture, traditions, social connection, and pleasure.

It’s possible to experience food that’s both nourishing to you and enjoyable to you — the two are not mutually exclusive like diets will lead you to believe. 

You can have both sides of the spectrum. 

Balanced eating adds to your life, allowing you to enjoy all the social gatherings, celebrations with friends and family, traveling and experience other cultures’ foods, all while nourishing yourself with the nutrients you need.  

We deserve and are worthy of long-term health.

We practice embodying the balanced version of ourselves we want to become in the future. By acting in this way, we actually become that version of ourselves.

We are worthy and deserving of putting our health first and thinking of ourselves in the context beyond the 30-day plan or the quick fix. We know this is a long journey that takes a mindset of growth, learning, and expansion, not a fixed mindset focused on the short-term result.

We check-in to reflect on our unique needs.

We honor our unique bodies by cultivating self-awareness and a grounded mind-body connection to check in with our needs and wants — not ignoring our needs for the sake of following a plan or checking generic boxes. 

We know ourselves best and reflecting on thought patterns, feelings, and actions around our eating habits is key to rebalancing.

We cultivate compassion and curiosity.

We speak to ourselves with deep compassion and curiosity about our eating habits, not shaming, stressing, or putting pressure on ourselves to get it right or to avoid failure and challenges.

We know that non-judgemental observation, compassion, and curiosity go a long way to deepen our inner wisdom and to rebalance.

We strive for balance.

We find balance with nourishing ourselves by moving with the flow of life, aligning, and recentering on The Balance Spectrum™, not swinging like a pendulum from one extreme to another or cycling between the two.

We practice calibrating to the center, the happy medium, rather than engaging in mindsets or behaviors that promote strict or extreme eating, or one way of nourishing.

We are open to a journey that’s easy and enjoyable.

We design a way of eating and living that’s completely unique and aligned to our bodies and lifestyles creating a sense of peace and ease. 

We know following diets or plans not made with us in mind, requires force and creates resistance – nourishing with balance comes easy when in alignment with what we truly want.

Where To Get Started

Book A Free Coaching Consult 

Want to dive deep and get the one-on-one support you’re calling in? Our team of wellbeing coaches and Registered Dietitians are trained in the Mindful Nutrition Method™ and can work with you to personalize your balanced eating habits. Book a free consult here →

Watch The Free Workshop

Join our free workshop to learn how to let go of diets, restriction mindsets, food rules, and start to reclaim balance with your eating habits. Watch it here →

Join Our Balanced Eating Made Easy Mini-course

Presented by the Mindful Nutrition Method™, this Mini-Course will teach you how to create simple meals that nourish your body, so you can feel your best every day while also supporting your long-term wellbeing. This is one tool of many we teach within the full Mindful Nutrition Method™ program. Join today for just $59 →

Join The Mindful Nutrition Method™

The Mindful Nutrition Method™ is a year-long online course, community, and group coaching program to help you reclaim balance with the way you nourish yourself. By the end of this program, you’ll cultivate balance, peace, and ease with your eating habits. Join us here for less than $2 a day →

Community

We’re a super small but mighty women-led and operated team that cares deeply about our community.

We are grateful that our work touches the lives of readers in 180+ countries! We welcome all walks of life, ages, gender identification, sexual orientation, political affiliations, Black, Indigenous, people of color, LGBTQIA+, body sizes, and physical abilities as part of this community.

By joining our compassionate community, we hope we share the same value of respect for the well-being of everyone. We want each community member to feel welcomed and as they belong to a community they are proud of. It’s a beautiful vision, one we know is going to take a lot of work and practice from our small team to actualize.

Connect

Learn how to create a balanced mindset around food, experience positive eating habits, and embody balance with the way you uniquely nourish yourself.

Get started today: take our free “what’s your balance eating archetype? Quiz!

Here’s to your rebalancing!