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Potential Benefits?

The potential benefits of a one-on-one nutrition consultation with me is that you get to E.A.T!

Empower yourself; take control of your own health:

  • Learn to successfully navigate the predominantly unhealthy food environment that surrounds us

Apply skills and strategies on how to choose and prepare healthy food:

  • Label reading, basic shopping tips, menu planning, healthy recipes….to name just a few

Transform the way you think about food and nutrition:

  • Learn to distinguish between fact and fiction; escape the world of long standing nutrition myths

Discover proven and practical nutrition strategies that will set you up for success for your health and/or weight goals.

Where?

I’m based out of Toronto and prefer in-person meetings. However, since I travel often, online arrangements may likely be the most practical, and for that you can find me on Foodoc.ca

When I’m in Toronto I’m flexible with the location and scheduling of appointments. I actually prefer to visit you in your own home (in the Greater Toronto Area), as I believe this is an ideal way to help you with your individual nutrition goals.

Why Plant-Based?

Whether you’re interested in fully transitioning to a whole foods plant-based diet (see below) Or your just want to learn more, I can help!

Even small changes can make a huge impact.

I have no industry ties, I don’t sell any products (foods, supplements or otherwise). I want to help inform you so that you can make healthier food choices for you and your family. In fact, that’s why I share with you the links (listed below) to some websites that offer great nutrition resources and credible information.

Of course nothing can replace the individual experience you can get from consulting with a Registered Dietitian.

Contact me to learn more.

Whole foods plant-based (WFPB) diet, vegan & vegetarian?

A WFPB diet is defined by what it includes: whole plant-based foods such as vegetables + fruits, whole grains, beans + legumes, nuts + seeds and herbs + spices.

Whole foods = foods that come in Nature’s packages; foods in a form as close as possible to how they are found in Nature. For example, you can find an apple on a tree but not a donut…whole food versus processed food.

There could be varying forms of WFPB diets. The main principal is to either minimize or eliminate altogether all animal-based foods (such as meat, dairy, eggs), processed foods and added oils.

Vegan and vegetarian diets are defined by what they exclude. Vegan diets exclude the use of all animal-based products (such as dairy, meat, seafood, eggs). Vegetarian diets mainly refer to not eating animal flesh and there are different forms based on which products one excludes (such as eggs or fish, for example).  With vegan and vegetarian diets, there is no obvious emphasis on whole foods and thus vegan/vegetarian foods may not necessarily be healthy. For example, a vegan donut is still a donut; a highly processed food.

At the end of the day, diet titles are required to have a meaningful conversation about health and food, but they can also be divisive. I use these titles to define patterns of eating, not to define people (unless they want to be defined that way). Food never has to be, nor should be, an “all or nothing” dilemma.

Credible Links

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine ~ www.pcrm.org

T Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies ~ www.nutritionstudies.org

Nutrition Facts ~ www.nutritionfacts.org

Plantrician Projexct ~ www.plantricianproject.org

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