Meet Registered Dietitian, Carlin Frimmel
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Calgary Online Nutrition Coach, Carlin Frimmel

This article introduces you to Calgary Dietitian and Global Online Dietitian on our team, Carlin Frimmel. Carlin is a nutrition coach specializing in meal planning, weight concerns, metabolic disease, diabetes, chronic disease, and recreational sports nutrition. She also has a keen interest in in disordered eating, eating disorders, and mental health. Carlin is passionate about supporting clients in their health journey, goals, and making peace with food and their body. She believes strongly in empowering people to make lasting change that suits their needs and lifestyle.

We asked her to share a few things about herself so you could get to know her below in this article. Learn more about Carlin in her full bio here: Nutrition Coach, Carlin Frimmel Bio

What is your background as a Dietitian?

Quite honestly, I stumbled into the profession. I didn’t even know what a Dietitian was during my entire time in high school. When I graduated, I thought I’d take a gap year and “figure out what I wanted to do with my life”. By the end of the year, I still had no idea. What I did know was that I always enjoyed food – the cooking, the eating, the connection to community through it, and I always loved helping people. During my gap year I began taking more interest in the science of food just out of personal curiosity. When I returned home, I thought “maybe I can study this” and with a quick google search I found the Dietetics Program at the University of Alberta. It turned out to be the perfect fit! 

I completed my nutrition degree and dietetic practicum in the spring of 2020, right at the beginning of the pandemic. Finding a job as a young grad at that time proved to be a bit of a

Registered Dietitian in Alberta, Carlin Frimmel

My first job out of graduation wasn’t actually a dietitian position but was working in a School Nutrition program focused on increasing food security in low-income areas of Edmonton by preparing and serving lunches to elementary school kids. I loved this opportunity to work with amazing staff and to see first-hand the impact that a simple, nutritious meal has on the energy, focus, and joy of those sweet children.

In early 2021, I started a dietitian position with the CHANGE Health Alberta research study out of the University of Alberta. For the past year and a half, I worked virtually one-on-one with clients with Metabolic Syndrome. I highly valued this opportunity to really get to know my clients, cheer them on, and to see them create lasting change in their lives.

What is your favorite part about being a Dietitian and Nutrition Coach?  

I love the relational side. Just being able to sit down and connect with people where they’re at and work together towards their goals.

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What is one myth you want to clear up about Dietitians?  

Dietitians are not the Food Police! Quite often when I say I am a Dietitian I’ll get a response like “oh, well I won’t eat the donut in front of you then” or “don’t look in my shopping cart”. I eat donuts too! I believe all foods fit into a healthy, balanced life, and if you enjoy a certain food, like donuts, there is no reason you cannot enjoy that in your life (unless of course, you’re allergic). Dietitians are not here to judge your food choices or tell you to restrict your favourite foods. Part of a healthy, sustainable lifestyle is enjoying nutrient rich foods that nourish our body but also foods that bring us joy and nourish our soul.

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What is your favorite nerdy nutritious food chosen for health?  

I’d say probably spinach. I laugh at my childhood memories of Popeye the sailor and how unappetizing they made spinach seem. But now, I really love adding fresh spinach to my omelettes, smoothies, or raw in a salad with some feta and fresh berries. It’s packed full of great vitamins, minerals, and fibre!


What is your favorite soulful food chosen for taste, enjoyment, and social fun?

This is probably the hardest question of them all. It really depends on my mood, where I am, what season it is, etc. That being said, I’m a firm bread-lover. Very few things can beat a slice of warm, fresh bread with butter and honey, in my opinion. I also absolutely love cheesecake, especially a classic New York cheesecake, maybe with a little raspberry sauce on top. Absolutely divine.

Something that people may not know about me: 

I’m quickly becoming a bit of a plant-mom. I don’t have any children or pets yet, and my plants have definitely taken that space right now. My husband and I just recently moved into a slightly larger townhouse, and we went from 8 to 24 house plants in a couple of months. I also have started gardening over the last few years and absolutely love the whole process of growing yummy vegetables from seed to on your plate.

I also LOVE the outdoors and in 2020 I decided to combine my passion for the outdoors and food and started an outdoor food blog, called Camp Kitchen, where I share easy, approachable recipes for camping and the outdoors.

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Looking for more information on nutrition counseling or finding a Calgary Registered Dietitian or Global Online Nutrition Coach?

Want to learn more about Calgary Nutritionist and Calgary Dietitian Carlin Frimmel? Check out her full bio here.

If you want to book an appointment to begin nutrition counseling with Carlin please contact us.

Find out more about our Calgary Dietitian and Online Nutritionist services here.

Don’t forget to check your health insurance! Many insurance plans cover Dietitian services.

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"I am a psychologist in private practice and it is very important to me that my clients have the best care with other health care professionals. For that reason Health Stand Nutrition is my only source for exceptional Dietitians. Andrea and her team provide highly knowledgeable, compassionate, and real world support to my clients who require assistance with food lifestyle. I trust my clients to them and you would be in excellent hands making them part of your health care team."
Adele Fox, Psychologist
“This is the first time I feel satisfied; my cravings have diminished dramatically and I have a whole new relationship with food. I am eating guilt-free for the first time in my life. My energy has also dramatically increased and I feel great!
Rhonda Jenkins, Nutrition Counseling Client
“The Dieticians at Health Stand Nutrition help you to take action on the science behind eating well by making it practical, understandable, and fun. Their office is cozy and not at all clinical or intimidating. I felt like I was sitting down with a really smart, caring friend who wanted to help me make the best choices for my lifestyle and food preferences. They really are the best in the business.”
Marty Avery, Nutrition Counseling Client
“I have come to think of the program as a one stop shopping excursion for everything one needs to know about creating a joyous relationship with food and our bodies. In a single word, the course has gifted me with freedom from the punishing rigidity of disordered eating, old stories that never were true, and body dysmorphia that did nothing but make me lose sight of a body that has done everything I've asked, despite my careless dismissal of her needs. Now when I look in the mirror I find myself shifting from harsh criticism to gentle gratitude.”
Lynn Haley, Pursuit of Healthiness Online Course Participant
“I spent 3 hours when first diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I learned more from my Dietitian about food in those 3 hours than I had learned in all the years of my life. I also love the newsletter, there is always something to learn.”
Peter Whitehead, Nutrition Counseling Client
“I didn’t realize how strong my “diet mentality” was, and all the rules I had in my head about food. I was in a cycle of reward/punish/binge/cringe. I booked with your business very reluctantly, on the repeated advice of my doctor, to get my slowly rising cholesterol levels in check. I thought I knew everything about food, and my behaviour with food, but I was definitely re-schooled. My weight is creeping down, I feel good about my diet, exercise, body image, and lifestyle.”
Amy Floyd, Nutrition Counseling Client
“Thanks Andrea for an amazing presentation, I have heard all positive remarks from attendees and the evaluations show the same sentiment. It is really gratifying when a speaker does their “homework” and weaves in our profession’s day to day challenges within their content, you did an awesome job of this! You truly took the “die” out of Dietician! Your information on healthy eating and simplifying how we can work towards this as we are all so busy really hit the mark. Andrea connects very well with her audience; she is energetic, funny, and very approachable.”
Carole Ann LaGrange, Transfusion Medicine Safety Officer

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I am a family physician who sees patients with a myriad of eating concerns – from wanting to know how to plan healthy meals for active families, to weight loss, to eating disorders, and so on. I cannot recommend the Health Stand team highly enough. I have worked with (and been to!) other Dieticians in the past and too often find that they just ask for food logs and make suggestions that are easily obtained online or in books. The Dieticians at Health Stand offer much more than just telling clients what they “should be eating.” In contrast, the team really does more of a counselling practice, and they work hard to help their clients learn more about why their eating habits may be off track and not optimal for them, as well as helping people to effect change at a deep level that, most importantly, is sustainable for lifetime health.”
Dr. Deb Putnam, Family Physician

Nutrition Counseling Client & Referring Physician

“I am a busy mom, with kids in high level sports, working full-time downtown, and running our home acreage outside the City. I now have the knowledge and tools I need to plan for and manage the chaos of meal planning.”
Gillian Gray, Pursuit of Healthiness Online Course Participant
“As a construction company, we select speakers who can relate to our industry and its employees. Andrea’s message was delivered with humor and empathy. She makes people feel as though they can make changes without leaving behind every favorite food. Andrea focused her presentation on healthy eating as a way to keep energy high throughout the day. This message and the way it was delivered resonated with our predominantly male, blue collar culture. I would highly recommend Andrea as a speaker for groups such as ours. She will get your message across without alienating anyone in your audience – which is a huge hurdle when trying to introduce a wellness program in the workplace!”
Stephanie Wood, HR and Safety Manager

Fisher Construction Group, Burlington, WA

I found my Dietitian warm, funny, and skilled at teaching nutrition concepts without the overwhelm. The general approach of each session was to mix science with emotion, which was exceedingly effective in helping me shift my perspective on food from one of anxiety to one of joy and curiosity.”
Erin Kronstedt, Nutrition Counseling Client
“Excellent presentation! What a refreshing change to have a speaker inspire rather than “lecture” about nutrition. Your captivating stories, tips and overall approach to healthy eating uplifts and puts people at ease. It was great to hear we don’t need to strive to be perfect eaters, and that small changes really can make a difference in how we feel and in our health. Thanks to Andrea, we have solutions to our everyday nutrition challenges that can actually work in real life!”
Tina Tamagi, Human Resources

ARC Resources Ltd.

“Had I not joined this course I would have struggled with no focus, low energy, and mindless eating. Excellent teaching and motivation. This is not just a course, it is a nutrition club with mentorship, support, and connections with other people with similar situations.”
Lorri Lawrence, Pursuit of Healthiness online course participant

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