Kripa Jalan

Ex-Dieter | Harvard-Trained Nutritionist | Non-Diet Practitioner

I spent years hating my body, constantly disgusted with myself, and prioritizing being skinny over everything else – health, relationships, and to an extent, my sanity.

So, I can safely say I've been there and done that. I've gotten rid of everything "bad" in my kitchen, spent hours overtraining, and devotedly following all that was prescribed, getting a little adrenaline high every day that I successfully stuck to the rules. I lived like a robot for years, meticulously counting carbs and calories. When each "proven, life-changing, and simple plan to unlock all my dreams" didn’t work, I restricted further and trained harder. And, each time I told myself "this would be it."

Spoiler alert! It never was. Even if I got to where I wanted to be, it was never, ever enough. I didn't feel skinny, happy, healthy, worthy, or confident. And the moments that I did feel skinny? I was mostly panicked that this wouldn’t last, and that made me even more obsessed with the whole process.

As my health deteriorated, I reached out to various practitioners. However, at the time, there was sporadic research on eating disorders in the Indian context, mental health remained heavily stigmatized, and there was a dearth of specialists in the field. Consequently, I didn’t get the care that I needed.

So, I started to research all of the reasons why dieting didn't work. I armed myself with every bit of scientific information I needed to keep myself trusting that not putting my body through so much turmoil was the right path. But most importantly, I decided I was going to learn to like and accept myself at whatever weight I ended up. Fast forward to now, I can’t recognize who I was back then.

In a sense, my interest in preventative healthcare stemmed from my personal experiences as a devoted dieter with a deep-rooted fear of food and advanced education in nutrition science. I do believe in the power of food as medicine. But, having coached thousands of individuals from different walks of life, I’ve realized that most people benefit from a type of coaching that is free from authoritative pressure. Because in the end, eating well is only a tool to improve and enhance happiness and lead a healthy life. If thinking about food takes away from our ability to feel joy, is it worth it to begin with?

It’s abundantly clear to me, that restrictive diets don’t work; and wish for anyone and everyone who adopts our philosophy to eat whole, live well and feel amazing – because that’s something we all deserve, no matter who we are or what our health history is.

Professional Background

  • MPH, Nutrition;Harvard University
  • Therapeutic Food Plans;ANA & IFM
  • Precision Nutrition, Level 2;Precision Nutrition
  • Precision Nutrition, Level 1;Precision Nutrition
  • Training in Ketogenic Diets;Nutrition Network
  • Diploma - Nutrition Counselling;Sophia College
  • Specialist in Sports Nutrition;ISSA
  • CrossFit Level 1;CrossFit Inc.
  • Research Assistant;Harvard FLPC
  • Research Assistant;Asian Diabetes Prevention Initiative

Our Story

Burgers To Beasts, founded by Kripa Jalan in 2016, is a digital deep health clinic that utilizes the power of food as medicine to help individuals look, move, and feel their best. Our signature goal-oriented line of communication combines evidence-based nutrition practices with eating psychology strategies to deliver the kind of proactive and preventative holistic care, that anyone, anywhere, can benefit from.

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Conditions We Work With

  • Body Image & Eating Disorder Recovery
  • Weight Balance & General Wellness
  • Gut Issues: IBS, SIBO, Leaky Gut, etc.
  • Hormonal Conditions: Thyroid, PCOS, Endometriosis, etc.
  • Metabolic Concerns: Type II Diabetes,  Cardiovascular Disease
  • Energy, Immunity, and Inflammation
  • Pre-Natal, Pregnancy & Post-Partum Nutrition
  • Unwell & Undiagnosed Cases

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