About

About pages are my favourite pages on blogs. They’re the first page I visit on any new blog.

I first started blogging back in University at this blog here, that was 7 years ago (eep! Time flies). I’ve been blogging off and on since.

I’m a 28 year old dietitian working on the beautiful Vancouver Island in British Columbia. I love being a dietitian, even though it wasn’t something I dreamed about becoming as a kid, I’m happy I’ve chosen this career. Food is a powerful and is a place where many parts of our life meet, and I love talking to people about their eating and health habits. I think about food, nutrition and health all the time.

On this blog I like to break down myths, particularly around dieting, food and health. The way we talk about food and health is confusing as hell, and while me+cat 014what you eat is important, there’s a lot of evidence that the why and how is just as important. I come from a Health At Every Size perspective, and try to break the dieting cycle with many of the people I work with. When we tune into our cravings, our hunger and our fullness, we nourish our bodies 100% better then by following strict rules of “good” and “bad” foods. Food should be enjoyable, and eating foods you enjoy does not make you unhealthy. I use this blog as a place to get my thoughts on some of these concepts out into the world.

In my spare time I’m working on a graduate school program, playing Ultimate Frisbee, Roller Derby, lifting Heavy things and training for the West Coast Trail. I also find time to relax, visit with friends, and just chill at home with my cat.

 

 

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3 thoughts on “About

  1. hi! i found you over at your old blog: will work for peanut butter.

    i don’t really know why im writing this comment. i guess because I’m really nervous about dietetics right now. I applied for the first time this year and I just had my interview a couple days ago. I don’t know what to think about myself right now. I thought that I would be able to handle the interview without a problem since I’ve had many successful interviews before and have landed myself quite a few jobs. but walking out of the interview, i felt defeated. i felt like I failed on the one thing that mattered the most to me: becoming a dietitian. I guess because I want it so badly I got extra nervous and I let those nerves take over. It’s not that I completely bombed it but I definitely feel that I could’ve done better, said more, and gave more examples of my volunteer work rather than just talk about myself (values, personality). I’m trying to comfort myself by reminding me that the interview had a 15min time limit and that there was nothing i could’ve done to make it better. i have this sinking feeling that I wont get accepted. I’ve imagined the scenario of receiving my rejection over and over, and every time I’m on the verge of crying. I’m angry at myself for not being the usual me during the interview, and im scared about rejection. People who apply for dietetics are usually very competent, I’m afraid that my minor slip ups will cost me acceptance into the program.

    i haven’t been this upset with myself since my first year at UBC where I had trouble adapting to university life. I guess I’m writing this to relieve myself of some stress from holding all this in and because I would like to know how you felt after you had your interview.

  2. Hi,

    I cannot find the email that you sent me this morning so I have resorted to responding on your blog again.

    I hope I can stop thinking about dietetics every waking minute soon! This summer is totally bumming me out.

    Thank you for your advice! Unfortunately, relocating is not an option for me but I will consider it if I absolutely cannot make it into the UBC program.

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