I’m so excited about today’s guest, McKel Kooienga (née Hill), a registered dietitian who founded Nutrition Stripped, a brand that includes wellness coaching, healthy eating programs, a cookbook, and a ton more. While she has a thriving business, it’s also abundantly clear how much she’s driven by actually helping people, which is refreshing and more rare than I’d like it to be.
I asked for your questions on Instagram (make sure you’re following @lizmoody to send in Qs for future guests), and you really wanted to know about how she’s built such an incredible business and life, so we talk about that a ton. McKel has amazing tips for combating burnout, minimizing stress, and still making a ton of money. We talk about her various revenue streams, what most people get wrong when they start their own company, what she credits with her phenomenal success, and more. We also talk about McKel’s own health issues, including how she beat the debilitating migraines she used to suffer from, and what she thinks are the easiest ways to make over your diet.
Finally, we talk about the amazing story of how McKel manifested her husband. I’m a skeptic about manifestation, but this story GOT ME, and I’m so excited for you to hear it.
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PS: Healthier Together is officially a number one best-seller! You can get your copy right here or at lizmoody.com/cookbook. Please keep sending me your creations on Instagram—they make me so happy!
This episode is sponsored by Simple Mills, one of my favorite grain free food brands. I’ve been using Simple Mills products for years, starting with their amazing cake mixes. They’ve since expanded the line, which now includes the original cake mixes, pizza dough mix, brownie mix, bread mix, pancake & waffle mix, ready made crackers and cookies, and more. Everything has only a few simple, largely organic ingredients, and there are no weird gums or emulsifiers. You can use the code “healthiertogether20” for 20% off any order on simplemills.com, and if you need product recommendations, don’t hesitate to ask me for them on Instagram (@lizmoody).
This episode is also sponsored by Natural Cycles, the first hormone-free contraception app that’s FDA approved and CE marked in Europe. Natural Cycles has been shown to have effectiveness rate of 93% with typical use and 98% effective with perfect use—for reference, the efficacy of the pill is 91% with typical use. I’ve partnered with Natural Cycles to do a little mini-diary of my experience with it on the Healthier Together podcast. Every episode, I’ll give you an update of how it’s going and what I’m learning about my body and my cycle, as I explore the app in real time. Have questions you want answered? Hit me up @lizmoody on Instagram and I’ll share in future episodes. You can find out more info at NaturalCycles.com.
Healthier Together cover art by Zack. Healthier Together music by Alex Ruimy.