Welcome to the Low Carb Healthy Fat Dietitian
I’m Joy Kiddie and I have operated my private practice in Coquitlam, British Columbia for a dozen years, and have been providing virtual Dietetic services across Canada for over a decade. I offer a range of services for those seeking to follow a low carb or very low carb / ketogenic (“keto”) diet for therapeutic reasons, or simply because it’s their preference.
Low Carb or Keto?
Eating “low carb” may be a lifestyle choice no different than someone choosing to become vegetarian, or it may be prescribed by one’s doctor to help treat pre-diabetes, type 2 diabetes, or number of other related metabolic conditions. In fact, a low carbohydrate and very low carbohydrate (ketogenic) diet are two of the meal patterns, among others that are recognized as Medical Nutrition Therapy by the American Diabetes Association, and that were recently recognized (May 2020) by Diabetes Canada. You can read about this in articles posted under the Food for Thought tab.
There is no one-size-fits-all low carb or ketogenic diet, but rather several different approaches to both of these; including a higher ratio of protein to fat, higher ratio of fat to protein, as well as a hybrid approach. Which approach is most suitable for you will depend on your age, gender and health status, any metabolic conditions you may have, and medications that you may be taking, as well as your personal preference.
Remote healthcare has become increasingly popular in the last few years and I have more than a decade of experience providing services in this way. Distance Consultations are virtual ‘face-to-face’ visits that are functionally indistinguishable from in-person services.
Distance Consultations were always popular with people living on the other side of the country or across the city, but as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak I began providing all services virtually, and these have been very well-received by local area clients.
I am licensed to provide Dietetic services in every province in Canada except PEI, and provide detailed receipts which list my inter-provincial Dietitian license numbers, so it’s easy for you to submit receipts to extended benefit providers for reimbursement.
While I am not licensed as a Dietitian outside of Canada, I am able to provide nutrition education services to those in the US and beyond.
I am a member of Canadian Clinicians for Therapeutic Nutrition, a group of Canadian of physicians and healthcare professionals that utilizes evidence-based dietary interventions to improve, and when possible to reverse the symptoms of chronic, yet preventable nutritionally-related diseases.
In addition to having professional training and experience as a Registered Dietitian, I also understand first-hand what it’s like to lose significant amounts of weight and to lower abnormal lab markers by following a low carb / keto lifestyle.
In March 2017, I had been obese for years, had uncontrolled Type 2 Diabetes, and very high blood By following a low carb and then a ketogenic diet over the following two years, I lost substantial weight and put my Type 2 Diabetes and high blood pressure into remission. I continue a very low carb lifestyle and maintain my health and weight loss achievements without much effort.
Even though I knew what to do, I had to do it just like anyone else and my passion is to help others to do the same.
Keep in mind that individual results following a low carbohydrate diet will vary.
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 Office Hours
Clinical hours are weekdays 9:00 AM to 5:00* PM (*3:00 PM on Fridays). Earlier appointments can be arranged on some days.
I offer a SMART Goal Setting Session for those who want to set specific, measurable goals that are achievable and realistic and that can be accomplished in a specific period of time. I provide both half-hour and one-hour “Ask the LCHF Dietitian Consultations” which are for those who are already following a low carb or keto diet, but who have some non-clinical questions. For those who would like to meet me to see if we are a “good fit” before committing to services, or who need hourly services to meet the reimbursement requirements of their extended benefits plan, I also offer hourly services.
The Complete Assessment Package / Meal Planning Package is a basic all-inclusive package for clients who want to eat healthier and/or lose weight, and the Dietary / Weight Management Package is a follow-up package for those who have already completed the Complete Assessment Package (or the equivalent on an hourly basis) and who are looking for additional support, or coaching.
The Anti-Inflammatory Protocol is designed for those with inflammatory or auto-immune conditions that result in inflammation and who are already following a low carb or ketogenic diet and who are seeking to further reduce pain, as well as lower markers of inflammation.
Under the “About Me” tab, you can learn about my academic training and clinical experience, as well as read a few recent reviews from clients.
If you would like to find out more information or to contact me to book an appointment, please send me a note here and I will reply as soon as possible.