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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why work with me?
    I'll clarify the best approach to healthy eating and weight loss. You'll receive a personalized plan tailored to your unique needs, guiding you step-by-step on the journey to lasting health and weight management. By debunking nutrition myths, I provide you with a clear path towards your goals. Your role is to walk it the best you can, and I'm always happy and available to support you as needed. I can also assist with medical concerns, diseases, supplements, sports nutrition, disordered eating, and more!
  • Who can benefit from seeing me?
    Simply put, everyone always has room to improve their diet, quality of life, and health. It's particularly beneficial for those at risk (high blood pressure/cholesterol/blood sugars) or managing lifestyle diseases (heart disease, type 2 diabetes, etc.). If you're dealing with issues like IBS, food sensitivities, or disordered eating behaviors, my guidance can be invaluable. And if you're just looking to optimize your health, I'm here for you. Making lifestyle changes isn't easy, so having support and assurance that you're on the right path is not just beneficial but often necessary.
  • Can you help with X disease/condition?
    While diet plays a prominent role in many diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease, it doesn't guarantee a complete reversal or improvement of any condition. However, adopting a healthier diet often brings significant improvements for most individuals. Other diet-related conditions include skin health (eczema, acne etc.). Check my dietary consultations service for a more complete list. Feel free to reach out to me for any specific questions about whether making dietary changes may enhance your disease/condition outcomes.
  • How does your satisfaction guarantee work?
    In an industry where customers are often taken advantage of, my goal is to be the last dietary/nutrition service you'll ever need. I take a straightforward approach to eating and living a healthy life, which may differ from what you had in mind. If this is the case, let me know, and I'm happy to provide you with a full refund. Additionally, I'm pleased to offer partial refunds if a specific session or part of a session falls short of your expectations. Your satisfaction is my top priority, and I stand by my service. This satisfaction guarantee applies to my weight-loss packages as well, but it's limited to the first month or the initial four sessions, whichever comes first. The strength of these packages lies in accountability, so easy withdrawal would defeat the purpose. If you find yourself unsatisfied, I'll do my best to adjust and meet your needs, though there's no legal obligation to do so, as outlined in my plan policies.
  • Are you covered by insurance?
    At this time, all services are not billable or covered by insurance policies (including MSP) by you or me. Although the majority of my work is based in British Columbia, Canada, I also collaborate with clients globally, and hence, do not anticipate this changing anytime soon. You may be able to claim my services on your health spend or similar accounts that provide funding for health-related expenses such as personal training and equipment. Please contact your provider for more information.
  • What other services do you offer?
    For dietary consultations, I can support you in the kitchen and during grocery trips upon request. I'm also available for public speaking bookings and counselling that go beyond diet. Check out my Services page for more.
  • How are sessions delivered?
    Sessions are offered online(through Google Meet), in-person (Surrey, BC, Canada), or over call. Please get in touch with me if you prefer another meeting service.
  • How much do you charge?
    One-on-one consultations are priced at $120 per hour, $60 for 30 minutes. Prices are in Canadian currency (and hence, more affordable for residents in USA, Europe, but unfortunately, more expensive for other nations). I offer a free 30-minute session where I can learn more about your situation, answer questions, and share what results may look like. Public speaking services are free for events open to the public. For other speaking engagements, fees vary based on audience size, topic requests, and duration. For more information, contact me with your event details.
  • What do sessions/appointments look like?
    In our sessions, I delve into why adopting a healthier diet can be challenging, how food choices impact us, and the underlying reasons for the changes we're making. Typically, this covers the first 1-2 sessions. Subsequently, we collaboratively develop a personalized plan, summarizing the discussed topics, outlining effective steps for optimal results, providing recipes tailored to your preferences, and offering a convenient shopping list. My aim is to simplify the journey towards your goals. Regarding accountability and support, the frequency of check-ins is flexible—some prefer weekly or monthly updates to stay on track, while others may flip the switch overnight and reconnect later. Your needs guide my approach, and I'm here to provide the support you require!
  • How fast will I lose weight?
    In short, if you consistently follow the recommended guidelines, men may experience a weight loss of 2-3 pounds per week, while women may see 1-2 pounds a week. However, individual results vary due to genetic and environmental factors. During your initial consultation, we'll discuss realistic expectations and the factors influencing your progress. It's essential to understand that the journey can be gradual, but taking small steps towards a healthier lifestyle is more sustainable and effective in the long run. Together, we can create a plan to guide you on the path to healthier eating, gradual weight loss, and lasting success! You can check-out the video below for more about my approach to weight-loss.
  • Is this a meal plan/diet/program?
    It can be, but my approach begins by understanding your current diet and preferences. I recommend changes that are easy to incorporate and sustain throughout your life. If this isn't feasible, I can suggest recipes aligned with your preferences and needs. Unlike one-size-fits-all meal plans/programs, my guidance ensures personalization to your advantage. Expect no portion control, fad dieting, or unnecessary supplements (I'll clarify your actual needs). You're encouraged to eat until you're full! My sustainable approach focuses on modifying your everyday meals to enhance their healthiness. If necessary, we'll replace less nutritious choices, ensuring a gradual shift towards healthier eating. In summary, while I can provide a strict plan if desired, I typically start with making significant modifications tailored to your preferences and lifestyle. Check out the video below to learn more about my approach to weight-loss.
  • Do I need to count calories?
    No. You don't need to weigh anything either. My approach focuses on eating healthier meals until you're full. If you're hungry, you eat more (so always make leftovers!). We rely on our bodies' ability to regulate hunger and body weight once the right food comes in. That being said, some clients do benefit from counting calories as a means of accountability and it can be very beneficial when used correctly. The video below details my approach to weight-loss and how calories are just one part of the equation to losing weight.
  • Do I need to exercise?
    If you enjoy exercising, that's fantastic, but it's not a requirement! Many people find that they naturally gravitate towards exercise as they get closer to a normal body weight (BMI). You'll likely feel more energetic and motivated to be active!

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