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Are you looking for an LGBTQ-friendly Dietitian to help foster a balanced diet?
If you are struggling with a medical condition or perhaps just want to learn how to eat better, we are here for you. We specialize in emotional eating, body image concerns, disordered eating and eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and ARFID which are common in the LGBTQIA2S+ community. We can work with your health care team such as your physician and therapist to collaborate and heal your relationship with food and your body.
Our group of global online Dietitians and Calgary Nutritionists do our best to provide inclusive, affirming, welcoming and culturally sensitive support for the LGBTQIA2S+ community (see below for our commitment/actions we are taking).
Our ultimate goal is that you love food and love the body you live in.
Every person deserves compassionate, non-judgemental, affirming care. You can find it here.
As an organization we are committed to providing inclusive, affirming, welcoming and culturally sensitive support for the LGBTQIA2S+ community we serve.
Actions we are taking:
- Provide our staff and Dietitians with training to increase their clinical and cultural competency in caring for the LGBT2QIA2S+ community.
- Reviewing and maintaining inclusive HR policies, forms, signage, brochures, and ensuring inclusive language and imagery.
- Sharing educational resources within our team and our network.
- Explore continuing education relevant to the LGBTQIA2S+ community and new research evolving in eating disorders as well as the nutritional care for transgender individuals undergoing hormone therapy and transitioning.
Our Calgary Dietician / Online Nutritionist team values
Peace of mind
We make healthy eating simpler. No need to overthink things as we’ve got you covered with plenty of choices and clear direction. We’ll provide you with the gift of freedom.
Each journey is unique and customized around YOU. A clear success path is not a straight line. We’ll show you step-by-step what to do in what order, honouring your way to get there.
You’re not alone. We will do it together. We are your copilot, beside you with a map while you are in control. We’ll move through the tough stuff together and celebrate your wins along the way.
You won’t find any gimmicks, fad diets, or unnecessary food restrictions here. We take a no-nonsense approach to eating well with practical tips for real people with busy schedules.
Trust and integrity. As professional Registered Nutritionists / Calgary Dietitians you can count on us for credible science-based advice wrapped with genuine care and concern for your well-being.
We nourish self-love. Eating well isn’t always easy, and since you are not a robot, we’ll never expect perfection. We will remind you that the best recipe for success is kind compassion.
Eat Fully with Your
Left + Right Brain
The human brain is divided into two broad hemispheres. The left brain is responsible for logic, science, math, patterns and analytical tasks. The right brain is responsible for feeling, creativity, art, imagination, taste and intuition.
We think of eating fully in using both parts of your brain.
Our left analytical brain can be leveraged to help you build habits to eat healthfully (get enough nerdy nutritious foods for health). Our right creative brain can guide you to eat soulfully (with taste, intuition, joy and flexibility in your eating choices).
Overall our goal is to empower you to create a healthy and joyous relationship with food and your body. No extreme clean eating regimes here, only balanced living you can sustain for life.
Eating fully = healthfully (left brain) + soulfully (right brain)
No food rules, only food love.
There are no bad foods, only bad overall diets.
Now more than ever there are food rules, trendy eating regimes and fad diets that tell you which foods are good or bad and how you should eat. Watch this video by our CEO, Calgary Dietician Andrea Holwegner, about the importance of enjoying ALL foods (including chocolate and potato chips).