Meet Wanda

Hey I’m Wanda, Holistic Nutritionist and mom of 2 who lives for coffee, quiet time and comfortable pants 

My mission is to help women feel loved, represented, confident and worthy of nourishment.  My hope is that you’ll ditch the diet, find food freedom and rediscover your happiest, healthiest and body-confident life

I’ve been there…

The “lose 10 lbs in 7 days” diets, the weight loss gimmicks, the supplements, the detox teas, the obsession with calorie counting, measuring and writing down every morsel of food that went into my mouth.  It was a world filled of shame and self hate 

I also had an awesome 100lb weight loss success story, only it didn’t stick.   As a nutritionist, the weight gain after a significant loss was a huge blow for my already highly fragile and insecure state.  It was obvious that I was no longer the ideal size and shape of a nutritionist and the shame intensified, even as I worked tirelessly to regain my mental and physical health.  

I should have been celebrating my wins, but instead, I was deeply ashamed and felt very much alone.

The Health at Every Size and Body Positivity movements gained popularity, but I couldn’t help but notice the lack of diversity and representation of curvier women in the wellness industry

So… I came forward anyways.  With a new outlook, and fresh approach to holistic nutrition

Truth Bomb: Many women find it difficult to find the right nutrition program and exercise environment that aligns with their physical, mental and emotional needs.

Working with a practitioner can be intimidating, especially when weight loss is the desired outcome.  Lack of understanding, lack of empathy and one-size-fits-all weight programs just lead to frustration, a shattred self-esteem, and an empty bank account.

I’m doing my part to change the game so that women never experience an ounce of shame or guilt when seeking help on their path to well-being.  Instead, my goal is to provide a positive, uplifting and empowering experience, without pressure to slim down, calorie counting, and weekly weigh-ins.  With a focus on nourishment, body positivity, self love, mental health and hormonal health, weight loss is a by-product, not the main focus 

That’s me.  Take it or leave it.  I may not be everyone’s cup of tea, and that’s totally okay.  

Want to know more?  

Here are 10 facts about me…

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I can’t put together an outfit for the life of me.  I like to think I’m a creative person, but just don’t understand fashion or how to piece items together.  Please send help!

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I’m happiest when I’m barefoot.  I hate socks, and shoes that cover my toes (but I’m Canadian so it’s unfortunately a necessity ¾ of the year.

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My ethnic background is French, Irish, Scottish and Chinese (yup, 1/4 ).  My husband is Ukrainian. So, yeah, our kids are quite the mix!

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I could (and have) spend hours on Pinterest looking at gardens, home decor, and organization ideas. Oh and my subscription to Style at Home makes me happier than I ever want to admit

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Top 5 Places on my bucket list right now:  Southern France, Iceland, Croatia, Yukon, Switzerland

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I’m an introvert.  I need to be alone and in quiet places to recharge my batteries.  If not, I’ll either shut down, or I’m a cranky mess!

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My weakness is blueberry pie (but apple is awesome too).  The best part about being on a road trip is grabbing one at a farmer’s market, or from a tiny stand on the side of the road

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I loooooove dogs, especially giant ones.  Our 50 lb rescue mutt is amazing, but if we had the space (and more time and money), I would totally add a few Irish Wolfhounds or Great Danes into our home.

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I could listen to music by Queen all day, and kind of love that at any given moment, my kids will belt out Queen lyrics “don’t stop me now!  Cause I’m having a good time, having a good time…

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I have two amazing talents:

1. Tripping over invisible things

2. Spilling coffee, borscht, and chocolate on brand new clothes

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