We all have our own life story of where we have been.
This life story has influenced our health, wellness, and what has landed us to where we are today. In our 20s and 30s, we were focused on our careers, our relationships, our families and building our lives. Our health may have been taken for granted. And then, the carefree lifestyle of our 20s and 30s catches up with us.
Now in our 40s and beyond, we are faced with the reality that we have hit…middle-age.
Our bodies don’t work as well as they used to. From vague annoyances (heartburn, poor sleep, muscle soreness) to more significant disappointments (weight gain, fatigue, diabetes, chronic disease), we can no longer get away with our chaotic nutrition and lifestyle. We are aware of our personal health and wellness. Yet, we are juggling our lifestyle while managing the other demands on our time…juggling our kids, aging parents, struggling relationships, a growing career, and money management. I know this because I am right there juggling with you.
Why Energize Nutrition?
Nutrition is one of the most powerful, yet under-used therapies for our health and wellness. The foods we choose (and don’t choose) have the potential to contribute (or take away from) our body’s functioning right down to our individual cells. The foods we eat, the vitamin, mineral and herbal supplements we use, how we use foods to nourish our stress and emotions, and how we eat gives our body the vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, prebiotics, probiotics, and medicine it needs to be vibrant and well.
Energize Nutrition inspires men and women over 40 and beyond to launch their nutritional arsenal for their health, promoting their vitality, youthfulness and wellness.
Nutrition can be used as a therapy to help with a broad range of health challenges: a lack of energy, unwanted weight gain, digestive problems like constipation and bloating, headaches, poor sleep, mental health, emotional eating, and of course, diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol and metabolic syndrome – and more!
Energizing your nutrition will allow you to nourish your body, helping you feel more focused, less foggy, help your clothes fit better, help you feel like your old self again. Nutrition can help connect you to your youthfulness and vitality, fueling your health and wellness for the life you want.
Once you are 40, you don’t need to diet - but you do need to change how you eat and create a plan for wellness. I will help you energize your nutrition to feel youthful, vibrant and well, one bite at a time.
These are our business values:
We strive for excellence and care intensely about our work
We review the latest research to provide evidence-based recommendations. We scan media headlines staying up to date with the latest and greatest in nutrition and wellness.
Whether it is a cooking class, individual coaching or consulting work, we want to leave our clients feeling completely wow’ed and satisfied with the high-quality services they have received.
We remain curious and open-minded to emerging approaches to holistic nutrition and wellness – but not so open-minded that our brain falls out!
There are several approaches for nutrition and wellness. Some approaches work better for some people, while different approaches work better for others. We customize our approach to best fit the needs of our clients.
A one-size fits all never works for anyone. But there are basic nutritional foundations that are valuable for most people.
With the great interest in “alterative” treatments, we value learning about these various approaches and how they might be of value to the people we work with. We remain open – but not so naively open that we base our approaches on pseudoscientific, wishful, magical thinking. We are skilled in separating fact from fiction.
We have an insatiable appetite for learning and improvement
We understand the broad foundations of nutritional science, and can help connect the dots between seemingly unrelated parts of our clients' health and wellness.
We keep our fingers on the pulse of our industry through literature and research reviews, conferences and professional networks.
We are energized through our continual learning, helping us to spread passion in all that we do.
We live it to lead it.
As a busy professional with a partner and 2 active kids, my life and our family’s life is full. We keep nutrition, food preparation, exercise and healthy lifestyles as a core, energy-giving, and mostly non-negotiable in our lives, allowing it to fuel our overly-full lifestyle. Fitting nutrition and wellness in our lives is not always easy! I am not perfect and don’t pretend to be.
We work hard and play harder. Life is about creating amazing memories with special people. Keeping ourselves well allows us to experience what this incredible world has to offer us.
Kristyn is a high-energy and knowledgeable Nutritionist and Dietitian. She’ll infect you with her passion and enthusiasm for good quality food and sound nutrition. Kristyn has worked with hundreds of women and men over the age of 40 years, inspiring them to use food as fuel for their vitality and wellness, one bite at a time.
Kristyn is the CEO (Chief Energizing Officer & Chief Eating Officer) with Energize Nutrition.
Kristyn was named as one of the Top 10 Dietitians in Calgary, 2016. She was also named a Centennial Alumni of Influence by the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, University of Saskatchewan in June 2014. Kristyn is an active contributor to Dietitians of Canada, receiving two Volunteer Recognition Awards from this national professional association.
Kristyn has a Master’s of Science in Nutrition from the University of Saskatchewan and is in her 17th year of practice as a nutritionist and dietitian. Over her career, Kristyn has worked in community nutrition and in public health, helping people across the life span – pregnant women, children, youth, men, women, and parents. Her degrees in nutrition and psychology, her certificate in Culinary Arts, along with training in Solution-Focused Counseling and motivational interviewing, have helped Kristyn coach people about food and eating to help them feel better.
Kristyn is an experienced writer, publishing evidence analyses in the internationally recognized Practise-based Evidence in Nutrition database on diverse topics including toddler and preschooler nutrition, pediatric obesity intervention, safety of soy across the lifespan, and lactose intolerance.
Kristyn “lives it to lead it”, eating (mostly) nourishing food to fuel an active lifestyle, while saving room for indulgence! Kristyn has completed several 10 km road races, two sprint triathlons, two Gran Fondos, and has run three half marathons. She is a busy mother of two very active boys.
Ready to energize your youth, vitality and wellness? Work with me!
Kristyn is an amazing resource on all things food, nutrition and well-being. She's always ready to serve up satisfying solutions whether actual food or lifestyle strategies. She is the real deal as an example of healthy living. From working together on a national Board and in a MasterMind group, she is highly professional, always dependable and exceptionally organized. She works with a warm, collaborative style and always finds a way to bring out the best in people.
Kristyn was great – she has so much energy. Very informative.
Engaging and enthusiastic. Very knowledgeable.
Kristyn is fun and positive.
Awesome. Easy to understand and friendly.
Kristyn is informative, welcoming and very good at answering questions.
Very pleasant personality - enthusiastic and passionate about nutrition and food.
Over the past couple of years, we've contracted Kristyn's services numerous times to present on behalf of our client, the BC Blueberry Council. She's hosted media events, presented a kids' cooking workshop, and done TV cooking segments for us. Kristyn has proven time and time again that she is a consumate professional: easy to deal with, well-prepared, reliable and detail-oriented, but also an engaging presenter and strong communicator. We would definitely recommend working with Kristyn!
Kristyn is a joy to work with! She is passionate about the profession, always ready to learn, and is absolutely professional when working with clients and colleagues! I will recommend her to all AB clients!
- Kristyn responded to my many goals by giving me the guidance and information I needed to inform my diet and nutrition choices. I learned how to balance my meals throughout the day by adding foods and the right mix of carb, protein and fats. I didn't experience as many cravings and tamed the binges. I started to feed my body when it was hungry. My body and energy feels more balanced and stable.I tried some of the recipes she gave me and I'm cooking now. Which is not something I would have thought I would ever do as I didn't like cooking at all. But now I crave these recipes and look forward to making them. I now believe that learning to cook is the only way to truly make the change to this being a lifestyle rather than a fad.
Thank you Kristyn, you have listened to me and supported me to make choices to determine my own plan. Rather than giving me a script that I would have to fit in to and eventually tire of or fail at. I think I have good habits to keep moving forward with and building on.