It used to be that eating right was simply a matter of common sense. Eating less animal fat, more fibre and more vegetables were ways to ensure a healthy diet. And they still are. But today we speak of omega-3 fatty acids, soluble and insoluble fibres, phytochemicals, low and high glycemic index carbohydrates, not to mention prebiotics and probiotics.
Sound complicated? It often is. That's where Leslie comes in. She helps you translate science-based nutrition information into a realistic and manageable eating plan that's sustainable. Leslie will help you navigate the grocery store, restaurant menus and the supplement aisle in health food stores.
Whether your goal is to lose excess weight, lower cholesterol or blood glucose, improve your energy level or simply stay healthy as you age, working one-on-one with Leslie will give you the tools and support you need to eat healthfully today - and for the long term.
Once you've decided you're ready to make permanent changes to your diet, we'll book your initial assessment and email you Leslie's Nutrition Profile Forms. This is a short questionnaire that asks you about your nutrition and health goals, your medical history and your eating and exercise habits. Once you've completed the Nutrition Profile Forms, we ask that you email them back to us one day prior to your first appointment. This allows Leslie to get a head start on your nutrition assessment before she meets with you.
Selecting A Program
The Optimal Health & Nutrition Program
The program includes 7 visits scheduled over 6 to 12 months (Two 30-minute appointments plus five 15-minute follow up appointments. Appointments can be done in person, by phone or Skype.)
The length of time between your follow up appointments will depend on your goals and your schedule; this will be determined between you and Leslie. Learn More
Three-Month Anti-inflammatory Diet Program
If you have a condition that causes inflammation, such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease, changing your diet can help reduce uncomfortable symptoms.
The length of this program is flexible and will depend on the frequency of ongoing support you require. Learn More
The Low FODMAP Diet Program FOR IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME (IBS)
Over a total of 8 appointments, you’ll work closely with Leslie or another Medcan dietitian to learn which carbohydrates in foods, called FODMAPs, are responsible for symptoms such as bloating, gas, abdominal pain and diarrhea.
During a process of elimination and careful reintroduction, you’ll find out which foods bother you, which ones don’t and which ones you are able to tolerate in small amounts. Learn more.