I am a clinical nutritionist and hypnotist with a degree in behavioural psychology. I am considered a top leading expert in eating behaviour and Tedx speaker for developing a healthy relationship to food.
I became interested psychology because I grew up with childhood obesity and struggled with body image issues, multiple eating disorders, substance abuse and mental health conditions.
As I became more interested in my body, I began to understand how changing my diet had a profound influence on my overall mood, and my mental health disorders simply vanished. It was here that I questioned the gut/brain connection and decided to enroll at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition, where I graduated as Valedictorian with first class honors.
Upon graduation I was hired to work as the nutritionist at an obesity medicine clinic in Oakville, where I had the opportunity to work alongside Dr. Mohammed Abrahim.
While working in the clinic it became apparent to me that there is a large population of people that you cannot help with diet alone. Most people know an apple is healthier than a chocolate bar, but some still choose the chocolate bar anyways. At this point I still struggled with disorders like orthorexia, and continued to lose and regain the same 100lbs. As time went on, I was unable to adhere to restrictive diets, and I became tired of punishing myself at the gym. The weight began to pile back on and I found myself back to where I started, overweight and unhappy.
For some individuals, knowing what to do, isn’t enough.
I wanted to dig deeper and understand the interconnections between our intentions and our behavior. This is why I went back to school to study the nervous system and how psychology impacts human behaviour and the desire to self sabotage. I learned how limiting beliefs and years of restrictive dieting had actually led to a life sentence of obesity.
When I recovered my relationship to food I began to see a life beyond meal plans and calorie counting. I was able to address my low self-worth, stop trying to control my diet and develop a health narrative around what I was eating— and a crazy thing happened.. the excess weight stabilized and came off all on its own.
I truly believe that everyone has the opportunity to find the truest healthiest version of themselves, without having to give up their favourite foods.
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"We are not what we eat: The psychology of food"
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Reversible Journal, Obesity Medicine
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Institute of Holistic Nutrition
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