Welcome to the Low Carb High Fat Dietitian
Hi, I’m Joy Kiddie and I’m a Dietitian in private practice. I am registered with the College of Dietitians of British Columbia and provide both in-person Dietetic services in my centrally located Coquitlam office, as well as remote services by Distance Consultation using telephone and Skype.
For those seeking to put symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes into remission by losing weight and improving high triglycerides, abnormal cholesterol levels, high blood pressure and insulin sensitivity, current scientific evidence indicates that a safe and effective approach is by following a well-designed low carb diet. There is no one-size-fits-all “low carb diet” but different types of low carb eating styles, including a higher ratio of protein to fat, higher ratio of fat to protein, as well as a hybrid approach.
If you are taking insulin for Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes, please consult with a healthcare professional with CDE certification.
A Low Carb High Fat Lifestyle
A low carb, high fat style of eating includes a wide range of foods – from all kinds of natural protein sources (fish, poultry, meat, eggs), vegetables, low carb fruit, nuts and seeds, dairy products and a variety of fats and oils.
Much of the fat in the diet comes from olive oil and avocado oil and their respective fruit (olives, avocados), fatty fish such as salmon, nuts and seeds, as well as the fat found naturally in meat, egg and cheese. Following a low carb high fat lifestyle does include eating foods with carbohydrate (usually associated only with grain products) as carbs are also found in vegetables, fruit, dairy products, legumes, as well as nuts and seeds.
Which mix of protein, fat and carbohydrate may be right for you will depend on any metabolic or medical conditions you may have, your lifestyle and dietary preferences, as well as your personal goals. For some people, it may be helpful to start with one approach and change approaches as you get closer to reaching your goals.
Therapeutic ketosis (a “keto diet“) may be used in seizure disorder, specific types of cancer, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFL), as well as for improving insulin sensitivity.
A well-designed ketogenic diet isn’t designed to promote rapid weight loss, but to enable gradual, sustainable weight loss. For those with insulin resistance or Type 2 Diabetes, carbohydrate is decreased as necessary to achieve stable blood sugar and to reduce insulin levels.
Medical supervision is needed for those taking certain types of medication, and I will work with you to coordinate dietary and lifestyle changes with your doctor, as they monitor your health and adjust the levels of prescribed medications.
complete assessment Package
The Complete Assessment Package is my all-inclusive package for clients who want to lose weight and lower insulin resistance and need a Meal Plan designed specifically for them, along with the nutrition education to successfully implement it. Please click here for more information on this package.
The Dietary Management Package is a follow-up package for those who’ve already completed the Complete Assessment Package (or the equivalent on an hourly basis) and would like additional support or coaching as they implement their Individual Meal Plan. This package can be taken as 6 half-hour sessions or as 3 one hour-sessions – or as a combination of a one-hour first session and 4 half hour sessions.
Anti-Inflammatory Protocol (AIP) Package is designed especially for those with inflammatory conditions including chronic pain, arthritis (osteo- or rheumatoid) or one of several auto-immune conditions that result in inflammation. In this package, I will teach you which specific foods promote inflammation and why, and which foods are evidence-based to have anti-inflammatory properties. The goal of this package is to reduce pain and stiffness and lower markers of inflammation.
For those seeking very particular types of services, I offer the Customized Nutrition Package which will be designed in consultation with you.
A complete summary of the packages I offer is available in pdf format here.
“Ask the LCHF Dietitian”
Perhaps you have questions about following low carb lifestyle and want answers from an experienced Dietitian. The “Ask the LCHF Dietitian Consultation” is simple, inexpensive, accessible and flexible and available to you no matter where you live via Skype. It’s as easy as 1-2-3. Click here to learn more about this service.
My Clinical Office
For those seeing me in person, I am located in central Coquitlam — just 7 minutes drive from Coquitlam Centre — close to Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Burnaby, New Westminster, Pitt Meadows and Surrey.
Coming by public transit?
My office is minutes by bus from the Coquitlam bus loop, with several buses routes to choose from, and just up the hill from the Evergreen Skytrain line.
My office is bright and open, yet offers privacy at the same time. It is gently air-conditioned in summer and comfortably heated in winter. Since I also provide services to those with allergies and sensitivities through the parent company clinical practice, my office is necessarily scent-free and is a peanut-free zone.
For those who would like in-person or remote Dietetic support using something other than a low carb approach, please click here.
Clinical hours are weekdays 9:00 AM to 5:00* PM
*3:00 PM on Fridays
Food for Thought
The Food for Thought tab is where you can find my blog, which includes Science Made Simple articles which look at the science behind the therapeutic use of a low carb diet, recipes, meal ideas as well as my personal story (n=1) of weight loss and clinical improvements since adopting a low carb lifestyle.
Please click on the “Contact Me” tab and send me a note and I’ll reply soon.