Hi there, momma!
I’m Katie Massman, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and mom based in Clarksville, Tennessee. It’s my passion to help moms utilitze nutrition to nourish their mind and body. But not by giving them more rules to follow. I think our society gives us moms enough rules and expectations, don’t you?
Instead, I help you get back to the basics of nutrition by breaking down food rules, trusting your body, and providing you with easy tools so you feel confident in your body and in the kitchen. I want you to enjoy ALL foods and the experience surrounding them. Every mom should enjoy icecream with the kids and pizza night with the family (my two personal faves!).
So how did I get here?
Well, it wasn’t until I was already in college pursuing a degree in exercise science that I realized I wanted to be a dietitian. I was taking a sports nutrition class and it became clear what I was supposed to do with my life. Still, I finished the exercise science degree and became a Certified Exercise Physiologist.
During childhood, I was exposed to the affects of nutrition and exercise when my sister suffered with metabolism issues after a brain tumor. I saw how dieting can affect physical and mental health.
Fast forward three years (two in school and one in internship), and I became the employee wellness dietitian for a school system in Tennessee. Since then I’ve worked with hundreds of women (and men) with various conditions and circumstances. I’ve seen how nutrition can affect health for the better. I’ve also seen how our society’s obesession with beauty encourages restrictive diets, poor body image, and disordered eating. We are all so desparate to be loved, accepted and respected. Everyone deserves this.
Fast forward another three years and I’m a wife and mom to a sweet little boy. My body has changed so much and my clothes fit a bit differently. I felt pressured to “bounce back” to my previous weight and figure. It didn’t happen. I was anxious, tired, overwhelmed, and had postpartum complications. Some of those things have resolved, but I still feel the pressure. I’m sure many moms can relate!
I knew I had to work on my personal body image. I made the decision to reject the societal pressures to look differently than I am and take care of my body just as it was, as God intended for me. I’ve come a long way since then.
How did I do this?
I’d read about intuitive eating years ago (the book was a graduation gift from a professor, Dr. Bird). And although I knew the principles, I decided to actually practice it. I began trusting my body to tell me what it needs and wants (God made our bodies so incredibly amazing!), and acting on it. I began to reject diet culture and food rules. I added these things to the nutrition knowledge I already had and am continually finding a way of eating that fits my body and lifestyle as a working mom. I feel confident in feeding myself and my family, with tools I’ve created for stress-free planning and cooking. I can help YOU do this, too!
You deserve and need to feel confident in your body and in the kitchen.
So happy to have you here! I hope you enjoy the mom-moments, little bit of sass, a whole lotta Jesus, and my obsession with ice cream!
Katie Massman, RDN