From Disordered Eating to Peaceful Eating; A Body Loving, Food Expert!
Cristel brings her personal and professional experience to counsel clients to have a healthier and more peaceful relationship with their food and body, as well as to have a better, more fulfilling and satisfying meal balance throughout their busy schedules.
At the end of the day, Cristel does all it takes to redefine your relationship with food, where food is not meant to be a source of stress and agony, but rather, joy and nourishment.
My Professional Background
My Personal Struggle
- I was told that I have such “a beautiful face and heart” but it can’t be seen under all that fat or that I wouldn’t be loved if I stay like that
- I was told to go “lose weight like others have”
- I was told to “just STOP eating”
That only spiraled into having a disordered relationship with food and eating, where I would feel super guilty and shameful for eating altogether – and then end up bingeing in secrecy when no one was around. Fast forward to when I was a teenager and was sent to get a “diet” from an endocrinologist (…What?!). I walked in, got some anthropometric measures done, was given a handout of a restricted-calorie diet, and sent away. That was the first of many diets. The results of this extreme diet lead to compliments… only to add fuel to the fire. I started associating weight loss with being worthy of attention – being worthy of eating without judgment – being worthy to be cared for and considered beautiful. But, fun fact? No amount of weight loss EVER changed how I felt about myself. This is not surprising. It happens all too often, and it’s totally unfair.
A Happy Ending,
A Better Beginning
My Philosophy & Vision
My philosophy and vision are translated in nutriFoodie’s services, bringing you nutrition education through food-literacy, multi-cultural cooking skills, intuitive eating and body positivity. At nutriFoodie, you get:
- Preventative & Medical Nutrition Therapy
- Judgment-free, Client-focused Counselling
- Practical Advice & Personalized Support
This is done through various adult cooking classes and workshops, one-on-one nutrition coaching, as well as kids summer camps focused on nutrition and cooking.
nutriFoodie is an organization focused on nutrition education through food-literacy, multi-cultural cooking skills, intuitive eating and body positivity.
nutriFoodie offers various adult cooking classes and workshops, one-on-one nutrition coaching, as well as kids summer camps focused on nutrition and cooking.
778 321 3381
Surrey: #1 – 10318 Whalley Blvd, Surrey, BC V3T 4H4
Vancouver: #188 – 550 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2B5