FAQ ABOUT COACHING
What’s an anti-diet approach?
An anti-diet (or non-diet) approach strips away the anxiety and guilt. It helps you end the shame and self-hatred linked to the failures of dieting.
Anti-diet isn’t anti-health. Instead, it stops using weight loss as a measure of health. And focuses on health-promoting habits. Sound good?
Is nutrition coaching covered under my health insurance plan?
Canada’s publicly-funded health care system won’t cover the cost of the services. But your employer’s health benefits plan might. Contact your provider to learn more.
What’s the difference between a dietitian and a nutritionist?
In Canada, the designation “registered dietician” is protected in all provinces and territories by regulatory bodies. The term “nutritionist” isn’t protected by law in all provinces and territories. In some places (like Ontario) individuals with different levels of training and knowledge can call themselves a “nutritionist.”
I have a diploma in Applied Holistic Nutrition from the Institute of Holistic Nutrition. Which makes me a Certified Nutritional Practitioner (CNP). I’m also registered with the International Organization of Nutritional Consultants (IONC). A voluntary governing body. I complete annual continuing education credits and adhere to a code of ethics.
Fit is important! If you feel comfortable with the person. And trust their approach. Then go for it. Let’s chat to see if we’re a good fit!
I’m on a budget. Are you going to make me buy expensive organic food?
No. If you follow me on social media. You’ll see that I’m frugal and budget-conscious.
I recognize that not everyone can afford food. Period. Let alone organic food.
Frankly, I’d rather help you uncover the “whys” behind your eating habits than dissect nutrition labels. I don’t really care what you eat!
This is a normal concern! But it’s important to recognize that it’s the diet mentality that actually causes overeating and bingeing.
Once you make peace with all foods, even the ones you’ve banned, you’ll be able to tune into your body’s hunger, fullness, and satisfaction cues.
Sounds scary at first, huh? It’s scary until you begin to experiment with it and see what happens when you do let yourself enjoy them.
At first you may want to eat a lot of dessert. But it’ll all even out. You won’t crave brownies and ice cream for every meal. Or forever.