Kirsten Redding is a photographer and mama of three boys from Monterey, California. She found the Whole30 while experiencing breastfeeding challenges with her first baby and has since completed over 15 rounds (including several while pregnant)! After her second pregnancy, she was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s autoimmune thyroid disease and she largely manages this diagnosis with the food-first approach she has learned through her experiences with Whole30. Since finding Whole30 she has been leading family and friends through the experience for 6 years and counting. She is continually blown away by the life changing effects it has had for those she loves. She is a strong advocate of feeding ourselves and our families with healthy, easy, tasty and beautiful food. When not in the kitchen or wrangling her three kiddos, she loves to spend time cycling, hiking or relaxing in any capacity outdoors.
“For me, the Whole30 is about getting in touch with what so many of us are so sadly disconnected from – working with whole foods, preparing meals, eating seasonally and reading labels/knowing what is in the food we consume. This way of eating has nothing to do with societal expectations-rather, it is about connecting to the rhythm of cooking and consuming food to heal and maintain optimal health as well as help as many people as I can to achieve the same goal.”