miller-150x150Hi, I’m Kristin,  Family Nurse Practitioner at Trinity Medical. I have done medical nutrition management (TMA – Medical Nutrition Management ) here for almost 4 years but I haven’t lived it for that long.
Sure, our family ate breakfast every day, worked to get our 64 oz of water in, went to fast food restaurants less than 10x/year, exercised when we could, and didn’t keep poptarts and cheetos in the pantry.
We continued to make small changes as I learned and taught new things at work but I continued to dabble in sweets, convenience, and using food as a reward for good behavior at home and school.
It was when I bought a bra for my 7 year old that something drastic had to change. Just like everything, there are multiple variables in precocious puberty (Mayo Clinic – Precocious Puberty) but I knew added sugars, refined- highly processed foods, and hormones were not helping and they had to go.
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It was painful to pack 4 bags full of unused groceries, spend almost 3x our weekly budget on new food those first few weeks, and cut the budget in other areas. I spent 2.5 hours in the grocery store with 3 children the first week… BLESS.
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It has gotten easier and less expensive every day.
So what’s it going to take for you and your family? When will it move from head knowledge to action?
I have the tools and correct knowledge now thanks to Trinity Medical Associates.  Correct knowledge is a VITAL tool.
It takes more than knowledge.