Mary C.

What health concern were you looking to address or heal when seeking out Composed Nutrition?

I felt I was putting in all of the hours working out, cutting all 'bad' foods out of my diet, and still not seeing any results. I also have historically had an unhealthy relationship with food that would bring me to restricting for days at a time and then eventually binge eating and regretting it. I was looking for a healthy relationship with food.

What was the deciding factor in choosing to work with Krista?

A friend had referred me to Krista. In just a few minutes of browsing her website, it was evident that Krista believes every 'body' is different. She makes it clear that her goal is to tailor the approach to each specific person she works with, versus a general guideline of workouts to do and portions to eat each day (I have now learned these general approaches can lead to depleting your body of nutrients that it needs). I include carbs and healthy fats in almost every meal now!

How did working with Krista help to achieve your health goals?

Krista taught me that the 'over exercise' and the 'under eating' method actually puts our bodies into a stressful state which can actually make a person gain weight. She helped me to tune into my bodies natural cues and to be at peace with eating more than the ~1300 calories a day I was originally consuming. Additionally, through 'menstrual cycle syncing', I became aware of when my body was naturally undergoing stress and learned to cut back on the intense workouts those days. Lastly, I did the hormone testing and found out I had very low progesterone, which one of the side effects of this can be weight gain. She helped me to restore my adrenal health by taking natural vitamins and supplements. I am now extremely aware of when my body is in natural states of stress and how to cope with it in these situations.

How would you describe your health now?

Before I was 'afraid' to eat more than a certain amount of food each day. I spent most days feeling so lethargic and then binge eating on weekends. It was a never ending cycle. Now, I eat when I'm hungry. Krista taught me that it is okay to take rest days when we are tired and it is also okay to allow yourself to eat foods that we sometimes put in a "can't have" list and then end up overeating said foods later. I've been eating more than I have in years and I've noticed more change physically than all of the times I was restricting like crazy. She has helped me become so self aware. I sync my exercise routine to my menstrual cycle, I fuel my body with the proper foods, and I can usually sense when a piece of my new healthy lifestyle is missing and how to fulfill it. 

 Any words of wisdom you've learned that you'd like to share with someone with a similar health concern?

Anything in excess is not good for us. Over-exercising and eating as little as possible are not going to give you permanent results. Our bodies are very smart and we need to listen to it's cues - they usually will lead us into the right direction which is our happiest, healthiest selves! 


Composed Nutrition Client

I started working with Krista to address hormonal imbalance, digestive troubles, inability to gain weight and maintain a healthy weight, as well as a lot of confusion about nutritional needs, specifically for women and athleticism. I met with her via a video platform every other week for seven appointments, during which time my period became healthy, I learned how to eat for blood sugar balance, I learned how to eat to support fitness, I gained a healthy amount of weight which I've maintained, and I began to feel much stronger and focused overall. She was immensely helpful and knowledgeable and supportive, as well as demonstrated a lot of flexibility and openness in meeting my dietary needs and choices (I'm gluten and lactose sensitive. When we started, I was eating meat, but I became vegan in the second half of the time we worked together, and now eat eggs and fish occasionally).

A personal highlight of her skill set for me was how current her knowledge of eating for healthy hormones is, and how important hormonal balance is for overall wellness. I feel so much more connected to my cycle, not only hormonally and energetically, but mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually as well, which feels very empowering.

She has a keen interest in both the scientific and intuitive aspects of nutrition, and showed genuine inspiration and compassion for the work she does throughout. I definitely recommend her for assisting with all of the above.

So grateful. Thank you :)


Lucy L.

What health concern were you looking to address or heal when seeking out Composed Nutrition? 

I was diagnosed with endometriosis in July 2018 and wanted to work with a dietitian to refine my diet to help balance my hormones better.

What was the deciding factor in choosing to work with Krista?

I really loved Krista's holistic approach to nutrition, which is exactly what I was going for! I have previously seen other dietitians and Krista is the first one that had incorporated Functional Medicine philosophies into her practice!

How did working with Krista help to achieve your health goals?

Krista helped me tweak what I was already doing to help make sure I was on the right track for my body. She was very easy to work with and her suggestions were very easy to implement into my lifestyle.

How would you describe your health now?

Since making the small shifts in my diet, my periods have become so much lighter! I feel and see a difference and am so grateful! I have continued to incorporate her suggestions and look forward to further healing my body.

Any words of wisdom you've learned that you'd like to share with someone with a similar health concern?

Never stop searching for the perfect team of people to help you go on your health journey and always listen to your body first.