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ABOUT

 
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Hi, I'm Crystal!

I'm so glad you're here. I'm passionately committed in battling diet culture and building a community of strong, thriving mothers. I help overwhelmed mamas nurture a peaceful relationship with food and their bodies so they can mother from a place of abundance and truly thrive in life. Together, we’ll end the battles at the dinner table and transform your kitchen from a war zone to place of peace and joy. Find guidance, free resources, and helpful information to support you along your motherhood journey.

 
 

MY STORY

 
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Being a mother amplified my incessant thoughts about food and my body. I realized food was taking up way too much of my precious mental space. I desperately wanted to focus on what really matters...not overwhelming concerns about food and my body.

I ignored these problems for years. But becoming a mother made it harder to ignore...because I had to feed them too.

Friend, can you relate?

You might feel lost about how to raise a healthy eater when food is such a struggle for yourself. Mealtimes might feel chaotic, and putting a balanced meal on the table that everyone will eat seems like an impossible feat.

You may feel unsure about your own child’s eating habits or a complete sense of defeat when it comes to picky eating, managing sweets, or knowing what to do if your kiddo simply refuses to eat.

You are not alone, and I understand your pain.

This has been my story too.

Stop the overwhelm, guilt and insecurity that something that should be so "normal" is such a fight.

You do not simply have to survive from one day to the next. You can thrive through motherhood, and I’m here to help you along the way.

Peace with food is possible and you don't deserve anything less.

As a survivor of an eating disorder and postpartum depression, I am passionate about empowering mothers to nourish themselves first, so that they may better nourish their families. I’ve overcome a chaotic relationship with food and a long battle with anorexia; I was told I may never become pregnant and then suffered through postpartum depression after I did. I understand what it’s like to struggle and the shame and vulnerability that comes with it. I also understand what it’s like to be overwhelmed as a working mother; putting self-care on the back-burner while taking care of your family.

A balanced, nourished life is possible, no matter what your past or what you struggle with. The incessant thoughts of food and body image can end with you and not carry over to your children.

If food is occupying way too much of your needed-brain space, I can help you have:

1. Freedom from negative thoughts and past mistakes
2. An easy-to-follow plan (for the entire family – not just you!)
3. Peace with food…for good.

Be part of a community of strong, thriving mothers learning to nourish their families minds, bodies, and spirits. Let's embody the habits we desire for them ourselves...and truly enjoy what matters most in life.


Let’s live nourished together,
Crystal Karges


 

CERTIFICATIONS & CREDENTIALS

  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), #1057601
  • International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC),
    #L-48564
  • Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor
  • Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian (CEDRD) - In Progress
  • Ellyn Satter Institute Affiliate
  • Master of Science in Nutritional Sciences (MS), University of Saint Joseph's
  • Bachelor of Science in Dietetics (BS), Point Loma Nazarene University
  • Lactation Consultant Certification Program, University of California, San Diego
  • Dietetic Internship, Utah State University
 
 
 

The Three Key Ingredients to Living a Nourished Life

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I am dedicated to creating a community that empowers parents to nourish themselves first, so that they may better nourish their families. Whether you need support through personal guidance, words of motivation, or inspired family recipes, this space is created to empower you with the knowledge you need and to celebrate your journey to a nourished life for you and your family.

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Making peace with food and my body came by challenging the mainstream ideas that had been deeply engrained within me, and I can help you do the same. My passion is transforming lives with well-balanced nutrition that helps people overcome their chaotic relationship with food and body.

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Healing my body, mind, and spirit came with proper nourishment and finding activities that fulfilled me. I will teach you to live your best, nourished life and show you how it’s possible to lead a healthy, balanced lifestyle. Finding your best self will allow you to be a positively driving force for your own family’s health.