Hi! I’m Karin.

My Philosophy

I help busy people who struggle to lose weight and get healthy reclaim their body and reach their highest potential.

The fact that you’re reading this leads me to believe that you’re smart, creative, and resourceful. And though you’ve imagined a different version of your health or a different way of living your life for some time, you’re stuck.

Would you like to prevent diabetes, lose weight, improve your energy, fix digestive issues, eliminate brain fog, reduce belly bloat, or have a healthy  relationship with food and alcohol?

Your unique needs won’t be solved by a one-size-fits-all diet plan.

There’s so many options, maybe you’re not sure which path to take. Or maybe you do, but feel paralyzed in your quest to get there, thrown down by overwhelm and conflicted desires (e.g. I want to lose belly fat but I also want to indulge at the party). You might even feel like you’re the only one struggling and no one gets you.

I do. I get it because I’ve been there. I know firsthand that it can be hard (even painful) to take those first steps, especially under the crushing weight of confusing, often conflicting, information. I know that it can feel completely isolating when your friends, family, and colleagues don’t get your struggle.

But it doesn’t  have to be that way. And I  know you’re here for a reason—

You want something different. 

Deep down you know that there’s no quick fix, miracle pill, or trick that will magically give you the body and life you want overnight, and you won’t find any of that nonsense here either.

What I have to offer you is different.

My proven programs are unique in that I don’t just tell you what to eat and send you on your way. I dig deeper to get to the root of the issue, using principles of functional medicine. Together we determine the nutritional strategies that are best suited for your needs and preferences, and we identify other key lifestyle factors that are wrecking your health, weight, and performance.

When we work together I’ll also help you get underneath the psychology of why you haven’t been able to move forward, how you’re undermining your own self-confidence, and why your relationships continue to get in the way of you creating what you want.

Each client proceeds through a series of personalized steps towards optimal health with my “5S” criteria that is Simple, Segmental, Sequential, Strategic, and Supported to create a body and life they love.

 

 

My Story . . .

Almost ten years ago, I was struggling with fatigue, brain fog, intense food cravings, and was sporting a squishy muffin top. My insatiable food cravings for sweet and salty foods (plus a sticky relationship with alcohol) were out of control. My sleep was horrible as I would regularly wake in the night and find it impossible to fall back to sleep. To keep from dozing off during the day I became dependent on chocolate and caffeine. I felt like utter crap.

I asked my primary doctor if she could help my fatigue but all she offered me was Prozac. I was shocked because I wasn’t depressed at all so I declined it. She also ordered some bloodwork and gave me the results but never mentioned anything about my borderline A1C (the measurement of one’s average blood sugar over ~90 days). It was 5.6, just one tenth of a unit away from officially being classified as “PreDiabetic”.

That’s when I woke up, and started to see how everything was connected. My yo-yo-ing blood sugar was tanking out in the middle of the night, robbing me of my precious sleep, causing me extreme fatigue and relentless sugar cravings as a cry for energy. It was an endless cycle that repeated itself every day.

I was completely done with this energy-food-craving-sleepless-fatigue roller coaster ride that I had to make it stop. I learned everything I possibly could about metabolic syndrome, nutrition, and all the factors that can feed into developing type 2 diabetes and made immediate changes.

Within a few weeks I was able to reclaim my health, get my A1C down to 5.1, and release the excess belly fat. I created a new way of taking care of me, just like that, and I’ve never looked back. In fact, because of my success, I knew that I had to use this knowledge to help others too. Just like you.

Want to find out how working with me can help you too? Schedule a free private consultation.

My Mission

Is to inspire and support as many people as I can to take a courageous step forward in taking ownership of their body and their life so that they can live more productive, confident, vibrant, and happy lives.

What Clients Are Saying . . .

“I have not slept this well in years! For a long time I had a terrible time falling asleep and would also wake in the night and not be able to fall “I have done weight watchers, counting endless calories, and nothing has ever worked. No one has taught me what I really wanted and needed . . . How to eat and eat right! I am an Italian and until Karin I never realized how my life was surrounded by food emotionally and physically. My life changed when I started meeting with Karin. I became healthy. No more bloating, no more shakes from low blood sugar, and most of all migraine free (I would suffer from migraines 2x a week) . . . I’m down 4 jean sizes and mentally and physically fulfilled. I was finally listened too and taught how not to live life around food! This wasn’t a weight-loss program. This was a life-changing program! Thank you Karin.” Renee E.

Salon Owner

“I signed up for Karin’s 90-day Transformation because I felt like crap and I wanted my life back. My Type 2 diabetes was out of control, my cholesterol was high and so was my blood pressure. I was afraid I was going to die or lose a limb. With Karin’s help I lost 15lbs and my doctor took me off 4 of my 5 medications. My cholesterol and blood pressure are now normal and my blood sugar has come down dramatically. Karin saved my life & saved me money. Kevin G.

Engineer

“Karin’s signature program helped me to lose 30lbs, take 5 inches off my waist, and go down 3 full dress sizes— plus a shoe size! No more emotional eating, no more insomnia, no more cravings, and no more knee pain!” Tina

Director

“I had lost my edge and belief in myself. I couldn’t get anything done at work, my brain was failing me, I had no energy, and I had completely lost my self confidence. I was scared I’d be fired if something didn’t change soon. After working with Karin I felt light years better. My energy level improved, I started getting into a new grove, and everything started coming together. With Karin’s help I created a new ‘normal’ for myself. Less anxiety, no more GI problems, more motivation, and more confidence. I went from almost losing my job to taking the lead on a huge project. And I hit it out of the ball park!  John

Sales Manager

Karin’s Nutrition and Coach Training

•  National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, 2017

•  Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator, 2017, The Daring Way™

•  Certified Personal Trainer, Personal Training Academy Global, 2017

•  7 Advanced Practice Modules, Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM), 2014 to 2017

•  Post-Master’s Diploma in Nutrition & Integrative Health, Health, Maryland University of Integrative Health, 2016

•  Certified Functional Medicine Health Coach,, Functional Medicine Coaching Academy, 2016

•  Professional Certified Coach, International Coach Federation (ICF),  2016

•  Certified Health Coach, Health Coach Institute, 2015

•  Certified Bioprint Practitioner, Charles Poliquin, 2015

•  Functional & Clinical Nutrition Mentorship, with Liz Lipski, 2014 to 2015

•  Transformational Coaching Method Mastery Certification, Holistic MBA, 2014

•  Functional Nutrition Assessment, IFM and Clinical Education, 2014

•  Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice, Institute for Functional Medicine, 2013

•  Certified Precision Nutrition Level 1 Coach in Exercise Nutrition, Precision Nutrition, 2013

•  Certified Holistic Health Coach, Institute for Integrative Nutrition, 2013

Are You Ready For Your Breakthrough?

 

This Is Your Invitation

 

I believe there is an art and science to healing the mind and body. Today’s conventional medical model is a disease-centered approach, treats isolated symptoms, and is oriented towards acute care. Functional medicine on the other hand, is an integrative, science-based, patient-centered approach that seeks the root causes of malfunction in the body that lead to disease.

My practice is rooted in functional nutrition with an emphasis on looking at the ‘whole’ person. I identify opportunities to make subtle shifts that offer the biggest results with the objective of striking a balance between comfort and challenge for my clients. Reframing limiting beliefs and allowing my clients to choose the best strategies that work for them personally creates do-able steps that lead to inevitable success.

When we meet you’ll soon discover quickly that I come to our sessions without judgment and that I hold you with sincere compassion. I believe there’s no shame in any struggle that you might be faced with and invite you to be curious about your behaviors, thoughts, and feelings. Together we’ll cross the river of transformation, one stepping stone at a time.

Want to find out for yourself if my programs are right for you? Sign up for a FREE private consultation and I’ll help you get crystal clear on what your vision is for your health, body, & life, determine what’s getting in the way from you reaching your goals, and help you determine your next best steps— even if it’s not working with me. And if not, I’ll do my best to suggest other options that may be better suited for you.