Nutrition Stripped is far more than a blog, it’s a way of living. As a dietitian nutritionist, McKel shares how you can take your health to the next level by optimizing the way you think about food and your lifestyle. Through her amazing site, she shows you that eating nourishing foods and living a whole-lifestyle can transform your well-being on all levels; nourishing your body from inside your cells so it radiates out.
What’s your favorite part about being a dietitian?
Helping people. There’s nothing more gratifying and inspiring than hearing a client share how much their time with me has transformed their life, what life skills they’ve learned, and how they’ve integrated their new lifestyle with family and friends. I know how it feels to feel imbalanced and not my optimal self, so anytime I can help people reach optimal health, or even slightly better health depending on where they start from, is incredible!
Describe what your typical week looks like.
I try to have a “typical” week as much as possible, but with my line of work juggling many projects and streams in my business it’s far from typical or routine — which is something I’m grateful for! I keep myself on track by compartmentalizing my work. For example one day is dedicated to my nutrition coaching clients, another to blogging or contributing writing or press, another to recipe testing and photography, another to admin or meeting with my team, another for pure creative time, another for researching my profession, and another for meetings. It’s always busy, but I’m grateful for all of it.
How do you find balance between work life and personal life?
I try to limit work to about 40 hours a week, but there are many times during the year where I work about 60+ a week depending on how busy the season is. It all evens out in the end but in order to find balance (and maintain my sanity), I always follow my Morning Routine and I share an entire list of daily practices on how to find balance with life in the Nutrition Stripped Cookbook. Also, surrounding myself with friends and loved ones keeps me grounded and constantly reminds me what my end goal is = happiness! Happiness, so that I can give back to the NS community and what I do 100% with a full heart.
What are 3 foods you can’t live without?
Raw cashews, avocados, and spirulina! Healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, protein, antioxidants, what more do you need?!