About Michelle and Westcoast Nutrition
Tired of nutrition advice that’s either too vague and outdated, or too…crazy? I was too! I was working in a hospital position, while eagerly eating up all the cool nutrition research and advances I saw being published, and felt so stuck that I wasn’t helping people really get well before they got sick. Don’t get me wrong – being a hosptial dietitian is incredibly important work, it just wasn’t the right place for me.
So I started a private practice as a casual side gig to see if I could serve people who were ready to make real change- boost energy, lose weight in a way that was acutally healthy for body and soul, and build a body that they would feel amazing in. It turns out a LOT of people were ready for advice and support that went beyond the basics, and a health pro who understood that life was too short to cut out all the good stuff (insert various pictures of me drinking wine all over BC on my instagram here). And I was hooked on sharing those client’s journeys to wellness, and being able to translate all that progressive research and behaviour change approaches I’d been reading and synthesizing for years.
Today Westcoast Nutrition is serving the exact same purpose, but is a growing team and business instead of an experiment. My passion is helping clients finally feel great in their own skin whether that’s weight loss, challenging digestive issues or sport and performance. If it doesn’t feel good, we’re not doing it right! I still read research with my Saturday morning coffee and get a kick out of being able to write off all the fun nutrition continuing education I get to do. My approach has been described as a mix of a warm hug and an occasional kick in the butt.
The official stuff:
Michelle is a Registered Dietitian and graduated from the University of British Columbia’s integrated program in 2009 with a BSc in Food, Nutrition and Health.
She continues to teach Sports Nutrition at Langara College as well as work with the BC Cancer Agency.
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