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LIFE UPDATE: August 2019

LIFE UPDATE: I have wanted share something with you for awhile but I didn’t know how. I was dreading what the response could be by telling the world. I do enjoy sharing my life with you guys & I also hope that it helps someone. You are not alone. In January I got off of birth control. I had been on the pill since 2011 & I had wanted to get off of it because

1) Jeff & I want to start a family

2) I didn’t want to be taking it anymore because I wanted to go back to managing my PCOS 100% naturally the way I had before I got married. I got on the pill when we got married because I didn’t want to have kids yet & it was just the “natural” (irony) thing you do when you get married. I already had this healthy lifestyle (food etc.) but it didn’t click with me back then.

We had been thinking of getting off birth control for awhile because we want to start making some babies over here & finally decided that the time was right. Getting off of birth control is one thing but getting off birth control & having PCOS is another ball game. We really didn’t know what would happen afterwards with my hormones, my cycle, my weight, pregnancy etc. It’s been a roller coaster with loops, drops & unexpected (yet not shocking when you have PCOS) dips & turns but we’re riding it together & holding hands the whole time. I was afraid to share that I was getting off of the pill because it’s often first associated with having babies & while that was the partial plan, the first priority was is my own health & making sure that I am the healthiest that I can be before pregnancy talk. My fear was getting bombarded with baby questions as soon as I said I was off of the pill and I’m over here trying to figure out my PCOS, my hormones etc. first. There’s A LOT more to the story & new updates that I’ll share soon. This was a hard first step for me to share this part but I feel safe in this amazing community. Thank you for your love & support.

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About Me

Hey! Welcome to Krysten's Kitchen... I guess I can say, "my kitchen." I am all about creating delicious recipes that are made with yummy, real ingredientsI love recreating old family favorites, sweets and everything in between. You'll find a touch of Disney, lots of amazing products and laughter along the way. I launched Krysten's Kitchen with the mission to share my years of research on healthy alternatives to everyday foods that most people can no longer eat due to dietary restrictions, food allergies or special eating lifestyles. 

 

In 2018, I received the Rising Star Award at ShiftCon & in May 2019 I lobbied on Capitol Hill with the Organic Trade Association and in October 2019 I received the Best Healthy Recipes Blogger at ShiftCon. You can learn more about me, my family and my story, here.

Welcome to Krysten's Kitchen. I hope you'll stay and eat awhile.

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