I’m Joy Kiddie, a full-time Registered Dietitian who has been in clinical practice in British Columbia since 2008, and have been providing virtual services across Canada for a decade.
I not only teach low-carb and a keto diet, but I have followed one myself for the last five years.
Many people think of “keto” as having lots of fat, and while this is true for therapeutic ketogenic diets used for epilepsy and as an adjunct treatment in certain types of cancer, keto diets can range from low carb high fat, to high protein, moderate fat, and everything in between. What makes a diet ‘keto’ is not how much fat it contains but how much (or rather, how little) carbohydrates it contains.
For weight loss, a keto diet is one option, but is not required. Many people achieve and maintain weight loss eating a low-carb diet, and some even find that it better suits their lifestyle. Those with long-standing metabolic issues such as type 2 diabetes often do better starting with a very low carb (keto) approach, and then gradually increasing their carbohydrate intake as they become healthier. Each person’s needs are different, which is why each person’s Meal Plan is too.
If you haven’t been successful in eating a diet you found online; it may be because it wasn’t designed for you. It has been my experience that people find it much easier to sustain dietary changes developed with their needs in mind, rather than trying to adapt a generic diet to fit their needs.
I can design a low-carb or keto Meal Plan that is for you, factoring in your medical history, family risk factors, any medications you may take, your food preferences, and any religious or cultural dietary restrictions. While your Meal Plan will be a starting place, they are not carved in stone. but will change as you lose weight, and become metabolically healthier. Once I’ve assessed you, it is easy for me to update your Meal Plan on an as-need basis, or as part of a package.
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
I am licensed to provide dietetic services in British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario and can provide services in other provinces and territories (except for Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec, and PEI that require registration for out-of-province Dietitians).
Type 2 Diabetes Support
For more than 5 years, I have been helping adults with type 2 diabetes reduce their fasting blood glucose and HbA1C as well as supporting individuals seeking remission of type 2 diabetes using a low carbohydrate or very low carbohydrate (ketogenic / keto) diet.
On October 22, 2022, I was the Dietitian representing low carb and keto diets in the management of type 2 diabetes at the Diabetes Canada Let’s End Diabetes Virtual Conference.
Please note that I do not have CDE certification, so I do not provide diabetes-related services to people currently on insulin or insulin-analogue therapy, but I can coordinate care with your doctor, as they oversee your medications.
Therapeutic Ketogenic Diets
I have experience designing therapeutic ketogenic diets for those with seizure disorder, and as an adjunct treatment in specific cancers such as as glioblastoma. I also design therapeutic ketogenic diets for people diagnosed with depression or bipolar disorder, under the medical oversight of their physician. For information about these services, please visit my long-standing dietetic practice, BetterByDesign Nutrition Ltd.
Dietitian Extended Benefits Coverage
Did you know that 70% of Canadians have extended benefits that cover visits to a Dietitian such as myself and most cover Dietitian services in their standard plans.
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Flexible Payment Option
These days, cash-flow can be challenging.
That’s why I offer the Flexible Payment Option which enables you to pay for each of the services in the Complete Assessment Package in 3 installments, with no interest fees.
Wait to get paid, or to get reimbursed from your extended benefits for the first set of services, before paying the next installment.
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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.
Dietitian Clinical Hours
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.
Set Up a Low Carb or Keto Telehealth Call
It’s as easy as 1-2-3
- Decide on your services.
- Send in the intake form.
- Book your appointment.
Please note: At this time, all services are provided via a secure telehealth portal.