In 2015, a physician-friend came to speak with me about implementing a low carb diet with a family member, and she shared with me from the scientific literature how a low carb diet was both safe and effective. After much studying, I began to offer low carb services.
In 2017, I opened The Low Carb Healthy Fat Dietitian which is dedicated to a range of low carb and ketogenic services.
Training and Credentials
- Registered Dietitian (RD)
- Registered with the College of Dietitians of British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario (licensed to provide Dietitian services across Canada, except to PEI).
Note: Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador recognize out of province Dietetic licensing.
- Long-standing member Dietitians of Canada (DC)
- Bachelor of Science degree (Nutritional Sciences), McGill University
- Master of Science (Human Nutrition), University of British Columbia, 2008
- Speak English and French, listed in the Réso Santé Colombie-Britannique
Conference & Podcast Speaker
Three recent podcasts have been with Vinnie Tortorich on 1-on-1 Luminaries, Laban Ditchburn’s Become Your Own Superhero and a recent second guest visit to the Low CarbMD was recently recorded and will be released soon. Stay tuned for updates!
I was also a guest speaker at the KetoSolution PEI Conference on January 4, 2019, and on August 9, 2020, I was one of three speakers at the Low Carb and Ketogenic Approach to Health virtual summit, along with Dr. Paul Mason of Australia and Ivor Cummins (the “Fat Emperor” ) of Dublin, Ireland.
Practising What I Teach
In March 2017 I was at a crossroads with respect to my own health. It was more accurately, a crisis. I knew that I would either have to change the way I ate or would need to go on several types of medications to address high blood sugar, high cholesterol and very high blood pressure. The day I made the decision was March 5, 2017 and I’ve never looked back.
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 to eat a very low carb diet and have maintained my health and weight loss achievements for over a year, 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.
You can find the link to my complete “A Dietitian’s Journey” blog under the Food for Thought tab, but keep in mind that everybody has different nutritional needs and medical background, so each individual’s ‘journey’ will be different than mine.
Recent Reviews (from The LCHF-RD profile on Google)
“Really fantastic! Joy is more than competent to counsel in this area from both training and personal experience. I had the opportunity to utilize her expertise for nutrition education. She used a straightforward step wise approach starting with a detailed health and life questionnaire, including most recent lab values. At that point, we spoke in person via Doximity video to review the initial questionnaire and discuss more details on lifestyle, eating habits and other important details. For me, I have a career with a very unpredictable schedule and frequent changes in day/night shift work. She then translated all of these inputs into a practical plan to which then we met again via video to review her findings, recommendations and plan. I have now started the plan. In short, Joy is knowledgeable, fun and kind and I highly recommend her!” ~ James Bardwell, Physician
“I was very lucky to stumble across the services of Joy Kiddie – The Low Carb Healthy Fat Dietitian. After reading about her approach to eating and health I felt she would be a good fit to help me turn my health around, and after meeting her I knew I was right. Joy is very thorough in working to understand her client’s health, while still being encouraging and personable. The fact that she has been through this journey herself allows her to truly relate to her clients. She has created a healthy eating plan for me and I am looking forward to where it takes me. I will certainly be working with Joy again in the future.” ~ Kelly Read
“Joy Kiddie MSc,RD uses both professional and personal experience to guide a weight loss/ health journey. Her unique perspective and proven results highlight her abilities. As a pharmacist, I routinely interact with people seeking health improvement whether through weight loss or reversal of medical conditions. Perhaps those people have heard of the low carb approach but do not know where to begin. I have found the LCHF-RD website provides plenty of accessible information from recipes, emerging scientific data, and personal consultation which can be accessed via contacting Joy through her remote service. I highly recommend Joy Kiddie as a knowledgeable, relatable resource for anyone interested in achieving better health through the right nutrition.” ~ L. Reid, Pharmacist
“Joy is a fantastic dietitian. My meal plan is practical, easy to follow, and tailored to my likes and needs. I have been steadily losing weight and feel healthy and full of energy. Joy is also knowledgeable about food and sugar addiction which is difficult to find!” ~J.H.
“Joy is a knowledgeable dietician who is up to date on the latest science regarding health and weight loss. I look forward to my appointments and always learn something new. Highly recommend!” ~ Cheryl Brownlee
“Working with Joy remotely was super easy and interactive. She was able to walk me through all the questions I had and offer sound knowledge with proper studies to further my understanding. Joy absolutely takes pride in her work, and will do what she can to provide you the services you request. Very happy with my interaction with her, and would definitely recommend her services to anyone looking to better themselves. Thank you, Joy!” ~ Connor Langpap
“As both a health care professional and an individual in need of a dietitian’s services, I was very pleased with Joy Kiddie’s initial and ongoing consultations. Her recommendations are personalized, evidence-based, very well-organized, and easy to follow. Joy is both straightforward and supportive in her approach, which I very much appreciated. She also very patiently assisted me with my own tech challenges and made the online experience positive and effective. I highly recommend Joy!” ~ Charlotte (PoCo)
“Joy is full of knowledge! Her online platform is very easy to use and did not impact the quality of our meeting. Her lived experience combined with her wealth of information is very encouraging.” ~ Courtney Gordon