I am Mana, Registered Dietitian with a Master's degree in Public Health, Mum of two, and Founder of fitwithfood!
I believe that food is much more than nutrition! It is embedded with social, cultural, and symbolic values. Healthy eating should be a fun, easy and enjoyable experience. My goal is to help you build a healthy relationship with food. If your relationship with food has involved guilt, fear or stress, it’s time to bring joy back to eating!
In my twenties, my eating habits were more restrictive and I would often eat or avoid certain foods & exercise for the wrong reasons. Now, my daily practice is to focus on how eating or exercising makes me feel. I use the word practice as not every day is perfect, even for me as a dietitian - that is the reality and its OKAY!
I know healthy eating and nutrition information may seem overwhelming! As a dietitian, I aim to provide evidence-based nutrition & health information; help clarify misinformation in this field, and make healthy eating enjoyable and simple! My philosophy is adopting a whole foods approach and personally I eat more of a plant-based diet. I like to share healthy meal inspirations & use whole ingredients to create simple, realistic and nutritionally balanced recipes!
A mum of two little girls, I know firsthand about both the joy and challenges involved in the pregnancy and parenthood journey. As a dietitian, I have extensive experience in this field. I’ve worked both with the “Healthy Women Healthy Babies” program in Toronto and the “Heathiest Babies Possible” program in Vancouver. My goal is to help families gain the knowledge and skills they need to feel confident in nourishing their own bodies & empower them in bringing up healthy, happy eaters!
I look forward to having you as part of this community & helping you on your health journey! Thank you for taking the time to read my story and I look forward to hearing yours.
Mana Bayanzadeh, RD
WHAT'S YOUR STORY
WHAT'S YOUR STORY
I always like to start with this question in my practice as I believe that every person has a story to tell that defines them as an individual and makes their journey unique to their own. Our life stories have a profound effect on how we live our lives and the choices we make, including our health and food choices.
I believe, however, that no matter what your story is, the "meaning" you attach to your experiences is what is most important and it’s the meaning we create that can either limit or empower us!