Hey there! I’m Cristin Wiplfer. I’m a small-town girl with a big passion for helping women feel confident and vibrant through science-backed weight loss and body appreciation techniques.
I am a registered dietitian nutritionist, health coach, wife and mom of 2 with a real-life approach to health and nutrition. I am a strong believer that we can make healthy changes, love our bodies and have fun too!
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Let’s face it ~ it’s the wild west out there when it comes to nutrition advice these days (cue Will Smith’s Wild Wild West 🎶). It is hard to know whom to trust and what is real nutrition versus diet culture propaganda.
The truth is, nutrition isn’t as complicated as it is often portrayed. I will dig into these more moving forward, but just to give you a snapshot of ideas, here are five small, real-life nutrition tips that pack a big punch!
Ditch the Diets: Diets are set up for failure because your body fights back against deprivation by releasing hormones that increase hunger. It has nothing to do with willpower—it's biology. Diets come with a litany of food rules causing us to further disconnect from our own bodies, increase our preoccupation with food, and focus on what we can’t have. Diets are simply not good nutrition.
Prioritize Protein: Protein has many important jobs in the body. It is the most filling macronutrient and is the building block for your muscles. Protein also regulates certain hormones that influence both hunger and fullness cues. Lastly, protein has the highest thermal effect of food (TEF), which means that the body uses more energy to digest it and therefore starts burning calories as it is being broken down.
Go halfsies: Fill half of your plate with colorful vegetables which are loaded with valuable vitamins, minerals, and fiber that aids in feeling full. Aim for a diverse range of colors to benefit from different nutritional superpowers, known as phytonutrients.
Get your zzz’s: Sleep is a powerful tool for health and nutrition. In a culture glorifying busyness, prioritize at least 7 hours of sleep a night. Think of sleep as the Chip and Joanna Gaines of your body (any other Fixer-Upper fans??) — renewing, regenerating, repairing tissues, detoxing cells, and producing hormones for appetite and weight control.
Plan Ahead: Making healthy choices is easier when you plan ahead. Ensure nourishing options are readily available for grab-and-go scenarios (eg. have veggies washed, cut, and in easy-to-grab containers for a quick snack), and batch-cook so that mealtimes are a lot easier with most of your meal already prepped.