Empowering women by syncing their cycles with plant-focused nutrition and intuitive movement.

Welcome to The Plant Dietitian. 

I am here to help you sync your cycle with your nutrition and exercise to achieve optimal health, sustainable energy, and mental clarity by utilizing a holistic and plant-focused approach so that you can experience life to your full capacity.

Thank you for visiting!

Rachel Badtke, RDN, CPT

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Rachel, nature enthusiast, adventure cat mama, and yogi.

I am a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) and certified personal trainer (CPT) who loves to help women elevate their mind and body through cycle syncing with their nutrition and fitness.

I honor the holistic approach to wellness to help others heal through mind-body connection as it relates to food.

I have discovered the power of plant-focused nutrition first through my personal journey with wellness and later through my dietetic internship in Northern California where I studied whole food plant-based nutrition within hospitals and the community setting.

I’ve combined my knowledge from working as a university personal trainer for several years with my nutrition expertise to deliver a holistic approach to wellness.

My personal story:

I was no stranger to the daily fatigue, digestive issues, mental anxieties, and overall lack of energy for life that many face for weeks, months, and often years.

I was tired of my situation but too tired to muster up the energy to change it. Until I had enough and searched for answers.

Once I switched to a whole food plant-based diet and ate and worked out according to my hormonal phases, I felt like a new person. Or rather, my best version.

I no longer live with daily stomach pains or the famous post-meal ‘itis’ and fatigue when I eat. I am able to work towards my life goals without my mind and body’s limitations.

I live a life of abundance, and I’m here to help other women do the same.

– Rachel Badtke, RDN, CPT

Editorial Process

Nutrition and wellness information is flooding the internet every day and being accompanied by confusion among readers looking to find answers. It is my mission to clear nutrition controversy through facts and scientific research so that you can trust you are receiving accurate and reliable answers to your questions. 

All content is created by Rachel Badtke, RDN, CPT unless otherwise indicated. Rachel has a Bachelor’s degree in nutrition, has completed over 1,000 hours of supervised practice through an accredited dietetic internship program, and passed the national exam to obtain her credential. Rachel maintains this credential by completing the required 75 hours of continuing education every 5 years. 

Rachel is also a certified personal trainer through the American Council on Exercise (ACE) where she completed a mentorship program and passed the exam to obtain this credential. Rachel maintains this credential by completing 20 hours of continuing education every two years. 

All articles are written based on Rachel’s educational experiences and current literature and research. Our content includes references to peer-reviewed research articles, academic text books, or websites you can trust.