Hello and thanks for the visit!

My name is Kristen Herron and I am a Registered Dietitian currently living in “America’s Most Beautiful Small Town,” of Sandpoint, Idaho. This blog serves as a sounding board for discussions related to nutrition and fitness. It is my hope you would find helpful tips, recipes and motivation to succeed in your own adventure towards a balanced and healthy lifestyle!

Here’s a bit about me…

I grew up with parents who owned a health food store and didn’t let me eat sugar until an unsupervised outing with Grandparents which resulted in the guzzling of my first milkshake. I grew up playing flag football with the neighborhood boys and tried my hand at softball, soccer, basketball, volleyball, and track. Needless to say, a healthy lifestyle was formed from the moment I left the womb.

Throughout highschool, I developed a skill and love for sports through volleyball and track. I found success and accomplishment as a 4-year track letter, a visit to the State Championship and a 2-year varsity letter in volleyball with promises of playing in college.

When it came time for college, I decided to try a new sport…Crew! I lasted the first three months and found myself in the best physical and mental shape of my life. But I had always found my identity in sports and wanted to expand my horizons. I decided to quite Crew (later regretting not lasting until the racing season…as my coach predicted) and realized, for the first time in my life, I didn’t have a sport to keep me active. Which is when I discovered running. I’d never EVER been a runner. In fact, I’d said “no” to joining the cross country team in high school because I hated the idea of running. But my mind quickly changed as I began to run several times per week. Simultaneously, I started to lose weight. When I went home for the first time since starting college, my friends and family made comments about how good I looked. For the first time in my life, I became obsessively observant of my body and the correlation between food restriction, weight loss and positive compliments.Through my college year, I battled bulimia and sports anorexia. As painful as these struggles were, I truly believe it is what cultivated my desire to become a Registered Dietitian.

Today, I strive to find a healthy balance between eating healthy, feeling good about myself and enjoying the adventures of this God-given life. I enjoy running, weight lifting, doing ANYTHING outside, eating, baking, cooking, trying new foods and learning to keep it all in balance. My newest passsion is being a mom to one little girl and one on the way. I thoroughly love teaching other about healthy living and watching each individual reach their healthy goals…while still enjoying a bowl of ice cream!

You never know what you’re capable of if you don’t try. So try…today! I guarantee you’ll enjoy the success, but even more, you’ll learn and grow and love the process!!

Again, thanks for the visit!

-Kristen Herron, RD

Brandon and Kristen Herron

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  1. Scott says:

    Hi Kristen

    I came across your blog through nutrition blog network – you seem very passionate and knowledgeable about staying active and living healthy! I love the adventure list! I wanted to reach out and see if you would be interested in creating multiple choice questions on health topics, engage others around health and make some money at the same time!

    Please let me know if you’re interested – I will be happy to answer your questions (which I’m sure you will have!) and explain all the additional details once I hear from you!



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