Paula Blanchet, RHN
I started my wellness career as a fitness instructor and personal trainer. I loved the process of helping people to get past the initial hurdles of starting the new, often difficult, habit of integrating fitness into their everyday lives. It's very rewarding to see it become easier for them over time and, eventually, second nature.
Over the years my focus began to shift as I came to realize that, while exercise is crucial, nutrition is even more important. So I switched gears and now focus exclusively on nutrition, but I haven't forgotten my roots as a trainer. The methods that I know help people develop better habits in the gym apply equally to developing better habits in the kitchen.
I've created a unique nutrition program that implements ongoing coaching and support for working through those tough first weeks of change in one's eating habits. I developed this approach after seeing repeatedly that giving someone a list of things to eat and a couple of recipes wasn't enough to help them change. By helping clients navigate the process of habit change, steering them back on track when they strayed, and just being their cheerleader, I saw more success and changes that were more likely to stick.
My practice is integrative and scientific
I believe that holistic nutrition, backed by valid research and in combination with conventional medicine, is the best approach for everyone
Registered Holistic Nutritionist (R.H.N)
Alumni, Canadian School of Natural Nutrition
Member, Canadian Association of Holistic Nutrition Professionals (CAHN-Pro)
Herbal Academy, Level 1 Herbalism