fREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

I am not an athlete, not even close. Will you be able to work with me?

Yes of course! Our dietitians work with many inactive individuals who are taking steps to improve their health and diet. We will meet you where you are at and help you change step wise eating habits to work towards your goals. Changing habits is a safe, gradual approach to build sustainable lifestyle eating habits that last and get you off yo yo diets.

I am 50 and the things that used to work for me, don’t anymore.

Menopause changes how your body responds to diet and exercise and it can feel like you are training harder, yet getting nowhere. Our dietitians will show you how to train smarter and eat to support your muscle and fuel your body. Translate the hype about anti-inflammatory diets, Stacy Sims book, intermittent fasting, and low carb macro diets. You will be surprised by how much easier the right diet is and how much better you feel on it.

Can you help bloating and digestive symptoms?

You have come to the right place! Our dietitians are digestive detectives and will identify the root cause of your digestive symptoms, whether it is irritable bowel syndrome, functional constipation, reflux or runners trots. The right diet plan is key and we will teach you what you need to know about yours, whether it is the fodmap diet, the low acid diet or high a soluble fibre diet.

Is Cristina going to tell me I cannot eat my favourite foods?

Our dietitians will conduct a complete nutrition assessment and provide you with a diet plan and specific food substitutions that will help you achieve your goals. We know how to work your favorite foods into your plan and makes eating better fit into your lifestyle, yes even donuts.   You will leave feeling empowered, motivated and confident that you will be successful.  If you purchase a meal plan or one of the Nutrition Packages, then you will also have a sample meal plan to get you started on your new way of healthy eating.  

Our dietitians have a balanced approach to food and nutrition where moderation is key.  We work with your food preferences and lifestyle to make practical meal suggestions, and we will help you make lifestyle changes that are sustainable and will help you reach your performance and body comp goals. We are skilled at helping you overcome emotional eating and improving your relationship with food.  

Do you do tests or measurements?

Dietitians don’t usually do blood tests or measurements.  If at any point in your nutrition consultation the dietitian suspects you may be low in a nutrient or would benefit from a medical test, we will direct you to see your doctor with the information that will help in your diagnosis.  You can request that your nutrition assessment is sent to your doctor to improve your medical care. 

Dietitians know that your worth is more than your weight and that feeling better cannot be measured by a scale, so we don’t necessarily measure or weigh our clients.  If you are an athlete that is results driven, have a body comp goal and really want to measure your results, we can discuss with you whether a DEXA scan may be worthwhile. 

When are you available?

We have daytime and evening times available. Cristina is available Tuesday – Friday. Brianna is available Mondays. Check our booking site for our next available spot.

Where is your office?

Cristina is meeting clients virtually and in person at her home office near Dollarton Hwy in North Vancouver. Brianna is meeting clients virtually.

Why choose a dietitican over a nutritionist?

Registered Dietitians have completed a 4 year university degree, a one year internship and a nationwide exam. We are trained to work in the treatment and prevention of disease using evidence-based treatment plans and are regulated under the Health Professionals Act.

Anyone can call themselves a Nutritionist, it is an unregulated term in Canada and these individuals have no set qualifications or nutrition education. Registered Holistic NutritionistTM are individuals trained in a 1 year program, they are not regulated by a governing body and they are not clinically trained to treat health conditions.

You can check whether someone is a qualified nutrition professional by contacting Dietitians of Canada or BC College of Dietitians to obtain a list of Registered Dietitians in your area.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

You will need to add a credit card to book an appointment.  Your card will not be charged until after your appointment takes place or if you cancel with less than 24 hours notice.

Your appointment time is reserved just for you. A late cancellation or missed visit leaves a hole in the schedule that could have been filled by another client. As such, we require 24 hours notice for any cancellations or changes to your appointment. Clients who provide less than 24 hours notice, or miss their appointment, will be charged the full amount of their visit.  

There is a strict no refund policy as you are paying for the dietitian’s time.  

Thank you for your understanding. 

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