022 | From Skinny To Strong | with Kristy Morrell

Today’s guest is one of my best friends. I am so excited to introduce you to my college dietician and dear friend: Kristy Morrell, now the sports dietician for USC and the LA Kings.

We began working together after I was forced to retire from volleyball at USC during my junior year. I unfortunately was going through a lot of health issues and had some food allergies that she was able to pinpoint (goodbye, gluten and dairy). She also diagnosed me with an eating disorder, as I tried to control my life which was quickly falling apart.

We have stayed so close since, and bonded over a lot, both spiritually and emotionally. She’s one of the kindest, most thoughtful women I’ve ever known, and her ability to cheerlead and support the women around her is really remarkable. I’ve learned a lot about being a good friend and what a tribe really looks like from Kristy.

I can’t wait for you to meet her.

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Today on The Platform…

  • Kelli’s experience dealing with an eating disorder at age 19

  • Kristy’s journey from a small town to her tribe of supportive women in LA

  • Releasing the need to be the thinnest

  • Eating disorders: trying to gain control through food

  • Finding your life’s calling: doing what you WANT to do, not just what you’re good at

  • The importance of bringing authentic kindness and empathy to your nutrition clients

  • Stop weighing yourself!

  • Give yourself patience: it can take years to truly find nutritional peace


Leina Megurikami