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Harvesting Change

Growing old is mandatory; Feeling old is optional.

Christie Trent, NASM-CNC

Developer, Writer, Certified Nutrition Coach

Hey, y'all! Thank you for coming along on this journey with me. I'm Christie, originally hailing from the rolling hills of West Virginia. After spending two decades behind a desk as a computer programmer and developer, I found myself sitting more, moving less, and eating junk! In 2020, like many of you, my life had been turned upside down.

At first, when we were sent home to work, I was in a panic! I had a distracting puppy at home, no desk, no office, no office chair, and was living in a 700 square foot studio apartment. But then, something magical happened! I had time to move more, cook more, and eat better. I started walking every day and very quickly made the life-changing decision to start eating a plant-based diet.

My motivation was to combat persistent back and hip pain, which had been present since childhood. The results were nothing short of astonishing, prompting me to share my newfound knowledge and changes with the Plant-Based Nerd Community.

But not only did I witness the vanishing of my back and hip pain but also the disappearance of seasonal allergies, chronic ear infections, and immune system whoas. My passion for understanding nutrition and fitness deepened, and I later enrolled in the National Academy of Sports Medicine where I became a Certified Nutrition Coach, and completed two specializations in Nutrition, Diet and Exercise.

For me personally, I have spent 5 years free of seasonal allergies and ear infections, and over 4 years free of chronic pain, and recently became committed to my companion animals' nutrition to help them heal as well. Nutrition has helped me to successfully reverse bowed legs from assumed Rickets and dramatically reduce their allergies, along with the need for medical injections and medications.

I hope you'll join me in this pursuit of a healthier, happier, and more vibrant life. I hope I can help you every step of the way.

With Love and Respect,
Christie Trent, NASM-CNC
To learn more about me, please visit

  • NASM Science of Diet and Exercise Specialization (View Certificate)
    Plant-Based Diets, Understanding Food Labels and Portion Sizes, Making Sense of Supplements, Navigating Diets, Nutrition Hot Topics and Controversies
  • NASM Nutrition Education for the Consumer Specialization (View Certificate)
    Metabolic Makeover, Science of Fat Metabolism, Aligning Diet and Exercise
  • NASM Certified Nutrition Coach (View Certificate)
    Nutritional Science, Evidence-Based Nutrition, Food Preference and Influences, Energy Balance and Metabolism, Protein, Carbohydrates, Fats, Alcohol, Hydration, Micronutrients, Nutrient Timing, Food and Supplement Labels, Portion Size, Managing Weight and Body Composition

"Your body is a temple, but only if you treat it as one." - Astrid Alauda

“We don’t stop working out because we grow old; we grow old because we stop working out.”


I offer many free resources on this site (calculators, recipes, and articles.) I hope to provide paid memberships and one-on-one coaching in the future. I currently work as a programmer and I would want to ensure I have time to dedicate to anyone who needs help, so I will need time to expand those services.

As a courtesy, I do offer a 30 minute consultation to gauge your needs. This allows us to meet for both of us to explore if we have the time and bandwidth to work together to achieve your goals.

Harvesting Change Team Membership (Coming Soon!)

  • Copy of Harvesting Change workbook.
  • 1 30 minute zoom per month with group members.
  • 1-on-1 chatting/messaging for 30 minutes every week.

Personal Coaching Package (Coming Soon!)

  • Copy of Harvesting Change workbook.
  • 1 half-hour zoom per week (personal between you and me.)
  • 1-on-1 unlimitted personal email (ask anything at any time!)

“The American Heart Association recommends aiming for a dietary pattern that achieves 5% to 6% of calories from saturated fat.”

Actual: 0 calories from fat
AHA Recommends: Less than 0 calories from fat

“Sugar is eight times more addictive than cocaine.”


American Heart Association recommends less than 25 grams (6 teaspoons OR 2 tablespoons) total per day.


American Heart Association recommends less than 36 grams (9 teaspoons or 3 tablespoons) of added sugar per day.

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