What to expect at your appointment
Initial consult (1 hour)
During your first visit, Jacqueline will sit down with you and discuss what you would like to learn.
In this initial session Jacqueline will ask a variety of questions to better understand your current lifestyle, eating habits and nutritional needs. From there Jacqueline will work with you to create reasonable goals individualized to you and education to guide you in the right direction.
Follow up (30 minutes)
Usually more than one session is needed with Jacqueline to motivate you and keep you on track. With any plan it is important to check in and re-assess and tweak the previous goals or add new ones. With each session further learning is expected and discussion about what has been easier to modify and what has been more challenging.
Areas we can help with
Do you feel like you can’t enjoy the foods you love?
Do you feel guilt after eating a slice of cake?
Have you been trying to gain or lose weight and feel lost?
If you answered yes to one of those questions, seeing a Dietitian can work with you to have more food freedom. Seeing a Dietitian can work with you to better understand what lifestyle changes can set you on track to reach your goals. Using an all foods fit approach Jacqueline can work with you to reduce restrictions, no more calorie counting or weighing food!
Have you been recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes?
Do you have a family history of diabetes and looking to understand more about prevention?
Jacqueline can work with you to better understand what diabetes is and what eating with diabetes looks like. Navigating how to eat with diabetes is challenging on a good day, Jacqueline will work with you to become more confident in your food choices and lifestyle. Making sure to manage your blood sugars and limit moments of highs and lows.
Are you someone who feels like they are always in pain or always tired? Have you tried multiple form of therapies with no lasting results? While there are many condition that can cause these symptoms, chronic inflammation is definitely at the forefront. It has now been well documented that certain foods can increase inflammation in our body and often simply modifying or eliminating them from our diet cause significantly resolve our symptoms. If this sounds like you, an appointment with our dietitian could be life changing.
Common signs of Chronic Inflammation
- Extreme and/or constant fatigue / tiredness
- Multiple areas of joint pain
- Chronic and diffuse muscle ache
Food Allergies & Intolerances
Food allergies and intolerances can be stressful and making sure you avoid the things that could cause a reaction is important!
A food allergy is an anaphylactic reaction caused by the protein of a specific food. The most common food allergies are eggs, dairy, soy, fish, nuts, sesame and wheat.
A food intolerance is when your body is unable to digest a specific food, resulting in rather undesirable short term digestive problems.
Jacqueline can work with you to understand what foods to avoid, how to cook and how to prevent reactions from happening. Being more confident with food choices and having less stress when eating out!
Often our biggest struggle during the week is planning what we are going to eat and ensure that these meals are filling and full of nutrition. Meal planning and food prep can ease this strain but sometimes we don’t knew where to start. Whether its meal planning for yourself, your whole family or even getting ideas for your children’s lunch, consulting a dietitian can get you on the path to meal planning success.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
IBS is a gut disorder, symptoms include bloating, abdominal pain and gas.
It is described as having 2 of the three symptoms listed below at least one day a week for the past three months:
- Improvement of symptoms after having a bowel movement
- Onset of symptoms associated with a change in frequency
- Onset of symptoms associated with a change in form/appearance of stools.
Cause of IBS is still not fully understood, it could be a mix of stress, gut immune system, gut microbiome or how food is digested and moves through your gut.
Seeing a Dietitian can work with you to manage your symptoms. A dietitian can help you navigate the FODMAP diet journey from start to finish or by using a more liberalized approach. Living with IBS doesn’t have to be stressful and learning what may be causing your discomfort may provide relief and freedom. Did you know that not all triggers are related to food? Come see Jacqueline and start feeling relief!
Do I need a referral for Dietitian services
We do not require a referral to accept you as a patient for Dietitian services. Pleases check with your private insurance plan as most plan now cover our services and can be direct billed to some companies.
What education does a Registered Dietitian have?
To become a Registered Dietitian, one must complete a 4 year undergraduate degree from an accredited university in Human Nutrition. The next step is to be accepted into an internship program. There are three options for internship programs, the first is Integrated Dietetic Internships (IDI), which is offered by the university and can start between 3rd and 4th year of the degree or after graduation. The other options are the Post-Degree Dietitians of Canada Dietetic Internship Program or a Graduate Program. Once internship is completed, it is mandatory to complete the Canadian Dietetics Registration Exam and register with the provincial governing body.
Have any other questions? let us know!