Hi, my name is Josten and I am a Registered Dietitian and fitness enthusiast with a zest for adventure.
As a Registered Dietitian…
As a Fitness Enthusiast…
Beyond the credentials…
Why I started Muscle and Manna
Resolving frustration and confusion about food.
As a dietitian, I find that so many people are confused and frustrated about food. With all the contradicting information and complicated diets it’s not surprising. The media is filled with this diet or that diet, information on what NOT to eat (which is a different food each week) and rarely gives practical, applicable advice.
Recipes and practical advice that fit into your life.
My goal for others is to focus on what you should eat and fast and easy ways to improve the nutrition and health of your family without spending every waking minute in the kitchen.
Stay active doing things you love.
I want to encourage you to find the fitness activities you enjoy and that make you feel better. Exercise is known to boost mood, help you feel more confident, and even improve brain health. It doesn’t have to be boring or something you hate. If you despise treadmill running, then I encourage to never run on the treadmill again. BUT, you do need to find something you do love or can learn to love and keep your body moving.
Daily lifestyle, travel and hobbies.
I’ve been spending a lot of my time traveling recently and have been blogging about the places I go. I find myself searching the internet before I go on a trip and my favorite information always comes from real people (like you and me) blogging about their experiences. I love to read about the adventures of others and wanted to share my adventures in hope that it inspires you to do the things you love.
Join My Community
My mission is to inspire others to view food and their bodies with joy instead of frustration and guilt. Be sure to join my community via email (below) and Facebook to stay up on all of the latest! I’ve created a breakfast guide to help you get your busy days started right!
Disclaimer: This blog is intended as an educational resource to encourage wellness and prevention. Please see your personal Registered Dietitian or Licensed Physician for individualized nutrition advice. Josten is a Registered Dietitian and the views reflected in this blog are her own which are shaped by her education, evidence based research, and her professional career. The opinions in this blog do not necessarily reflect those of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. None of the information in this blog is intended to be used to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness.