Hello! I’m Shanna — the non-diet dietitian, wife, dog mom, midwest gal and blogger behind Wellness For The Win. WFTW was created in May 2015, right after I graduated from Kansas State University with degrees in Nutrition & Health, Dietetics and a minor in Kinesiology, and right before I passed the national exam to officially become a credentialed Registered Dietitian. Since then I have worked in clinical and corporate settings, as well as in schools. I currently work full-time in corporate wellness.
I have always been passionate about nutrition and health, which is why I decided to pursue Dietetics as a career back in college; however, my relationship with food and definition of “health” has changed significantly since then. After years of counting calories, restrictive and disordered eating habits and poor body image, I finally found intuitive eating, and it has truly changed my life.
I practice and promote a balanced approached to health, and encourage others to eat foods that both nourish and genuinely satisfy them, engage in joyful movement and practice regular self-care, as well as celebrate non-scale wins. I believe that health is a journey, not a destination, and I am constantly learning and evolving both personally and professionally in my own journey to better health. I ditched the scale and calorie counting years ago, and haven’t looked back. Ever since I adopted intuitive eating and surrounded myself with the positive messages of like-minded, anti-diet dietitians, I can truly say I am happier and healthier than I’ve ever been, both mentally and physically. I hope that I can help you achieve this mindset, too.
My mission with Wellness For The Win is to help you make peace with food and live a healthy and vibrant life that you love. I want to show you that living a healthy lifestyle can be simple, fun, flavorful, affordable and flexible. It doesn’t have to be complicated, restrictive or expensive, regardless of what everyone else on the Internet is telling you.
I love to share easy, delicious and nourishing recipes that will please the whole family. I also write articles about intuitive eating and food freedom in the hopes that it can help you heal your relationship with food and let go of dieting once and for all. Lastly, I love to share anything that helps me feel good from the inside out, whether that is fashion, beauty, hair-related, etc. because hey — I’m still a young woman that loves to feel beautiful! I believe it’s so important to practice self-care, whether that means getting enough sleep every night or getting my nails done regularly.
I absolutely love spending time with my family and friends, making and eating delicious food, working out, writing, traveling, and of course, being with my loving husband, Ethan, and our two sweet Australian Shepherds, Harley and Koda.
Now that you know how I got here, I hope you will stay awhile and explore. I think you will find that I am extremely open about my past and current struggles, and I am far from perfect, although I still try to be sometimes. I want to encourage you to read some of my previous posts to learn about my struggles with perfectionism, body image, digestive issues, disordered eating behaviors and more, as many of you can probably relate to my long and complicated journey to health and self-acceptance.
I hope that WFTW can be a place for you to find truth, facts about nutrition (from someone who went through five years of school learning about it), some laughs, and lastly, tons of delicious recipes that your whole family will love.
If you’d like to get to know me better, check out the podcasts I have been featured on:
- What Happens When You Stop Counting Calories — RD Real Talk
- How to Win at Wellness — Badass B in a Pod
- I’ll Take Some Guac With That: Tips on Simplifying Healthy Eating — Your Life, Simplified
I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for Wellness For The Win. Thank you so much for joining me. While you’re here, please feel free to explore and get inspired!
Please contact me with any questions or business inquiries via email at email@example.com.
Shanna Hutcheson, RD LD