EP: 129


Nutrition & Wellbeing Through Divorce with Kristin Kirkpatrick

If you’re in the middle of a divorce, meal planning is probably at the bottom of your priority list. But the fact is, what you eat (or don’t eat) has a serious impact on the way you feel—and the way you feel about yourself. So, what can you do to maintain good nutrition through such a stressful time?

Kristin Kirkpatrick is the award-winning dietician and nutritionist behind KAK Consulting and manager of of Wellness Nutrition Services at the Cleveland Clinic. With 18-plus years of experience in the health management space, Kristin has appeared on the TODAY Show, NBC Nightly News and Dr. Oz, and her work has been featured in TIME Magazine, Oprah and Women’s Health.

On this episode of Divorce Dialogues, Kristin joins Katherine to discuss the challenges around staying healthy during a stressful time. She explains why so many of us either gain or lose weight during a divorce, offering advice on how to manage what we eat and make choices that improve our mood. Listen in for Kristin’s insight around how stress impacts metabolism and learn what you can do to establish healthy eating habits—even in the midst of divorce.


Why many of us either gain or lose weight during a divorce

How to manage what we eat during a stressful time

  1. Link between food and mood
  2. Practice intuitive eating

The link between low vitamin D and anxiety + depression

The benefits and top sources of omega-3 fatty acids

How to improve our overall gut health

How stress impacts our metabolism in the short term

The factors that influence our metabolism in the long term

How resistance training has helped Kristin’s clients

What gets in the way of establishing healthy habits

Kristin’s own experience as an overweight child and teen

The danger in tying our worth to a number (e.g.: size 2)


Kristin’s Website

Kristin on Instagram


The Center for Understanding Conflict

Miller Law Group

Katherine on LinkedIn

The New Yorker’s Guide to Collaborative Divorce by Katherine Miller

Email katherine@westchesterfamilylaw.com

Call (914) 738-7765


Cleveland Clinic

NYT Article on Pandemic Snacking