Why We Can’t Help You With Weight Loss
I’ve been humming and ha’ing over writing this post for a while. I wanted it to be ‘perfect’ (no surprise). But chances are, I won’t nail everything down and it…
Food decisions shouldn’t stress you out, food should be joyful. We can help make food and nutrition EASY.
Yep – you heard us right. In this day and age, people are BOMBARDED with nutrition misinformation, ridiculous diets, and unattainable ‘beauty’ standards – all focused on body or health manipulation. Our patients come to us overwhelmed and exhausted from yo-yo dieting and constant weight fluctuation, up and down, as a result.
When your mind has been dominated by food decisions – you have to ask yourself – what are you missing out on?
Life. You’re missing out on YOUR life. We’ve all been there. At a family gathering with SO MUCH food we ‘aren’t allowed’ to eat. You tell yourself you can’t have it and end up FIXATED on how everyone else gets a slice of your aunt’s delicious apple pie. OR, you feel a complete loss of control around the celebratory food and then eat until you feel sick. This is often followed by a shame-spiral, taking you out of the moment. Preventing you from ENJOYING your life. Chipping away at your self-worth, and food confidence.
Diet cultures tells us what to eat, when to eat, and how much to eat. But what if we learned to listen to the wisdom our bodies had? What would change?
Our desire for weight management and food control is often tied to our body image.
Do you measure your self-worth by how much you weigh? Is food associated with guilt, or how you value yourself? What we eat is very personal. However, it should never dictate how we see ourselves. Seeing a dietitian can help you to begin to trust your body, learn to love what you eat, and improve your food relationship.
We work holistically with clients and take a food-first approach to improve your health, and foster a positive relationship with food.
We will work together to determine a personalized plan, designed to help you approach food differently. Behaviour change and a healthy relationship with food is how you shape your health in a positive and meaningful way – NOT another diet.
Food Relationship – Intuitive Eating + Health Values + Gentle Nutrition
The remedy to stop yo-yo dieting and end food obsession is starting fresh, with re-defining health, and developing positive food relationship behaviours – not another fad diet.
Ignite specializes in behaviour change and practical nutrition – fitting nutrition and health behaviours in to your lifestyle that are realistic, and that you can feel confident with doing, day in and day out.
Ready to Transform your Food Relationship? Working with our dietitians is for you if:
Our counselling starts with a 1 hour comprehensive assessment to understand your current nutrition status, challenges, and your personal health values. We take a holistic look at health and wellness to truly understand where your nutrition and health concerns are.
Typically, we start with determining what you actually value about your health, intuitive eating, and building positive health behaviours – focusing on ‘adding in’, instead of ‘taking away’.
From there, we will create a road-map of your care, both personalized and practical to help you learn to take care of your health from a place of intuition, empowerment and knowledge, build healthy habits, and fuel your body positively. Changing how we look at food and our bodies is hard, but SO rewarding – and, we will be with you every step of the way.
At Ignite, we’re all about small meaningful changes that have a big impact. We like to say “it’s in the challenges that we can grow, learn, and spark your journey to a healthier life”. Let our dietitians guide you on a journey to take charge of your health, and live the healthiest life you ACTUALLY enjoy!
If you’re ready to END food obsession and live with Food Freedom – get started with nutrition counselling today!
Do you know what's healthier than kale? Having a good relationship with food.
This is our most popular food relationship package. Transforming your food relationship requires deep work that is SO worth it. We often recommend this package to patients looking to improve how they relate to food.
Please note, other packages, including our ‘Food Relationship Intensive Program’ and a la carte (per appointment) are available here.
One 1-hour initial assessment with personalized care plan
Five 45 minute to 1-hour follow-up appointments with your dietitian.
Access to your dietitian via email for the duration of the package for questions (counselling must be done in session as there needs to be discussion and a collaborative approach.)
Access to resources, recipes, and pre-made menu plans as needed – to make behaviour change practical and achievable!
If you have access to extended benefits, your benefits plan may cover all or a portion of dietitian services. If not, keep in mind that dietitian services is a tax-deductible medical expense!
Looking for more comprehensive care? Or maybe less of a commitment? Don’t worry – we have many package options to meet your needs and budget, including a la carte pricing at $190 per appointment, or package pricing of $180 per appointment.
Andrea was amazing! Totally not what I was expecting from a dietitian. I thought it would just be a bunch of handouts and recipes, but it was so much better. We focused on diet culture and biases I had about my body regarding food and exercise. It completely changed my mindset and I feel so much better about myself in general. Leanna Rowson, Google Review