I’m Joy Kiddie, and I am a Registered Dietitian with a post-graduate degree in Human Nutrition that has been in private practice in the Vancouver area since 2008. I not only teach low carb and ketogenic diets, but I also eat that way myself.
Many people think of a ”keto” diet as having lots of fat and that is certainly true for therapeutic ketogenic diets, but for weight loss and improving metabolic conditions such as blood sugar there are different types of keto diets, from the classic low carb high fat (LCHF) approach to a high protein to energy approach. What makes a diet low carb or keto is not how much fat it contains but how much (or rather, how little) carbohydrate it contains. That’s why I say, ”there is no one-sized-fits-all low carb or keto diet. ”
For weight loss and improved metabolic health, not everyone needs to eat keto. Many people achieve and maintain their health- and weight-loss goals by eating a low-carb diet. Each person’s needs are unique. Unless someone requires a keto diet for therapeutic purposes, we can certainly start low carb and take it from there! The choice is up to you.
If you aren’t sure, I would be happy to work with you to find the approach that works best for you.
If you haven’t been successful eating a diet you found online, it could be because it wasn’t designed for you and your specific needs. I will design your Meal Plan based on your specific needs, your medical history, family risk factors, any medications you may take, food likes and dislikes, religious and cultural dietary restrictions, and even whether you like to cook or not.
I also design therapeutic ketogenic diets for seizure disorder (adults), as an adjunct treatment in glioblastoma, and for those seeking improved quality of life outcomes in some neurological diseases, including early onset Parkinson’s disease and MS.
If you want to know more about the science behind a ketogenic (keto) diet, please click on the Food For Thought tab.
There is no one-sized-fits-all low carb or ketogenic diet!
Low Carb Virtual Dietitian Practice
- > 10 years experience providing virtual Dietitian services
- Uses secure HIPAA- and PIPEDA-compliant telehealth software
- no software to download
- no registration needed
- click and connect
- Meet at your convenience
- Detailed receipts make it easy to submit for reimbursement to extended benefit providers
- password-protected client portal with all needed information in one place
Dietitian Extended Benefits Coverage?
Did you know that 70% of Canadians have extended benefits that cover visits to a Dietitian, such as myself
Most insurers in Canada cover Dietitian services in their standard plans.
Flexible Payment Option
These days, cash-flow can be challenging. That’s why BetterByDesign offers the Flexible Payment Option which enables you to pay for each of the three services in the Complete Assessment Package in three installments, with no interest fees.
You can wait to get paid (or to be reimbursed from extended benefits) before paying the next installment.
Learn more here.
Culturally Relevant & Personally Relatable
I’m familiar with foods, ingredients and eating style of several Asian, South Asian, North African / Middle Eastern and Mediterranean countries which helps me to provide you with nutrition services in a culturally relevant manner.
Clinical hours are weekdays 9:00 AM to 5:00* PM (Pacific time)
*3:00 PM PST on Fridays
Earlier appointments can be arranged on some days, and many find it very convenient to meet with me over their lunch breaks.
I am licensed to provide dietetic services in British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario.
All the paperwork has been submitted to both the College of Dietitians in Saskatchewan and Manitoba so that I can take out temporary membership as needed to provide services to clients in those provinces.
I have also been granted permission by the Nova Scotia Dietetic Association, New Brunswick Association of Dietitians, and the Newfoundland & Labrador College of Dietitians to provide virtual services to people in those provinces, in accordance with the requirements for interjurisdictional practice.
Set Up a Low Carb or Keto Telehealth Call
It’s as easy as 1-2-2
- Decide on your services
- Send in the intake form and book an appointment
- Pay by credit card or e-transfer
Please note: At this time, all services are provided via a secure telehealth portal.