Fall in love with food again
I teach perfectionistic, high-achieving women how to feel as successful in their ability to nourish themselves as they do about their other life accomplishments. You have more to offer the world than a lifetime of trying to manipulate your body into alignment with unrealistic beauty standards and a misguided definition of health.
I grew up in a home where scratch cooking and family meals were the norm. My parents weren’t chronic dieters and weight loss wasn’t a common topic of discussion in my house or my friend group.
My grandmother – an Italian immigrant and amazing home cook – sparked in me a passion for good food and an appreciation for its powerful ability to connect us through tradition. This was my normal, and I didn’t realize how uncommon it was until I got a glimpse into what it’s like to have your normal be diet rules, food fear, body shaming, and disordered eating.
While I don’t know what it’s like to live with an eating disorder, I feel for those that struggle to find peace with food and their bodies. It can be such a long and tough road to recovery; one that requires a great deal of bravery, vulnerability, and perseverance.
I think there is a lot of truth behind the saying that we are the product of the people we spend the most time with. And those who show me how to be brave, how to be vulnerable, and how to persevere are just the crowd I want to hang with.
I do this work because I believe that the meaning of life is to help others find the meaning in theirs. It’s hard to live up to your full potential when you are caught up in the grips of diet culture. It lights me up to help you discover that there can be so much MORE to life.
My grandmother serving food at a soup kitchen
Alida has the expertise to help you understand and shift your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours around food. She will teach you the skills you need to cope with the challenges of daily life so you can experience long-term success that feels easy.
Alida’s approach is informed by Intuitive Eating, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. By healing your relationship with food and learning that your body is trustworthy, Alida will help you reclaim the space, time, and mental bandwidth you need to live a full, whole life.
Alida has the skills and training to help you harness the power of food to enhance your life and improve your health. She is registered with the College of Dietitians of Ontario. Choosing to work with a dietitian means you can be assured the advice and information you receive is scientifically sound and customized to your unique needs.
Masters in Health Science
Alida completed her Master’s degree at Ryerson University where she refined her communication and knowledge translation skills. She can effectively interpret nutrition science and translate it into practical strategies to help you cut through the wealth of confusing nutrition noise and reach a place of clarity and confidence in your well-being.
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