ITN Student Success Story: Karen Martel
Karen Martel is a Certified Transformational Nutrition Coach (CTNC) and weight loss expert, but her life wasn’t always perfect.
Karen grew up with a Fitness Instructor and Weight Loss Center Manager as a mom who demonized food. She was constantly told that fat was the enemy and whole grain carbohydrates were the key to health and weight management.
In fact, Karen remembers her mother making comments like, “Why don’t you put a little more Vaseline (butter) on your toast?”
Karen bought into this lifestyle, but along with it came some other struggles including overeating and eating disorders. She began obsessing over food and her body in an unhealthy way, thus developing a number of health issues.
Karen finally realized she needed to figure out the optimal way of eating for HER body. She ultimately learned how to eat right, get her hormones in balance, manage her stress levels, eradicate her inflammation, and work through past trauma.
Karen credits the combination of science, psychology, and spirituality (or Transformational Nutrition) as what ultimately helped her heal her body.
Now, Karen is determined to bring her knowledge to other women!
She has a bold new approach to women’s health and weight management, and Karen’s passion lies in helping women find their weight loss code through nutrition, correcting digestive issues, optimizing hormones and managing chronic stress.
She has gone on to found her On Track meal planning and group coaching program and host her On Track videocast on YouTube. She is a health leader and researcher determined to revolutionize nutrition for modern women.
Here’s what Karen had to say about choosing ITN and what she’s doing now:
“I graduated from ITN in the spring of 2015, almost 3 years ago today. What a roller coaster it has been since. I feel as though I came running out of the gates and haven’t stopped since!
I researched nutrition schools for nearly 5 years! I chose ITN because it was the one school I found that incorporated all aspects needed for a successful business.
Not only did ITN have an incredible curriculum of science, psychology, and spirituality, but it also had a huge business component. The business component was invaluable to me and continues to be to this day.
Cynthia has an eye for business and understands the importance of learning how to build a business in today’s world.
I’ve applied all that I learned the past 3 years and I have rapidly grown not only my coaching business but my online business as well.
Last May, I took a leap of faith and created an online membership group called, On Track with Karen Martel Nutrition. The membership group is everything I learned from ITN, incorporated into a weekly meal planning and coaching program.
Each week, members get their choice of 4 different meal plans delivered to their inbox. Plans include Ketogenic, Paleo, Autoimmune Paleo, and Basic Healthy Eating. I provide two guest interviews a month with other health professionals to bring a wide range of topics to the group.
We explore different subjects every month like the law of attraction, the art of fermentation, hormone health, meditation and more.
Since my niche is helping women find their weight loss code, this gives me a platform to deliver valuable tools to help them on their journey.”
If you’re interested in becoming a member, you can visit her website and sign up here!
“The ITN school has taught me the importance of improving and balancing every aspect of health including mental, physical and spiritual. Thanks to ITN and everything I learned, my members and clients are getting the help and thankfully, the results they deserve!”
While you’re at it, follow Karen on social media via Facebook or Instagram, and visit her blog to try out her delicious Tandoori Chicken With Roasted Curry Vegetables And Mango — YUM!