Sandra Thies

My Story

My name is Sandra and I am a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor! I am a huge proponent of intuitive eating and health at every size, and the learning I’ve done in these areas has guided my values and given me direction towards doing the work that I do each day. I graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Food, Nutrition & Health, and a major in dietetics with honors. I am a personal trainer and have my specialization in perinatal fitness (before, during, and after pregnancy), and I believe in accessibility and inclusivity when it comes to nutrition advice and movement. I approach health and nutrition through an anti-diet and weight inclusive lens, and I believe that nutrition is incredibly individual – each person deserves personalized care tailored to their lifestyle.


I love getting to know people and being able to share the expertise I have in these areas, and I find that absolutely everyone can benefit from one or all of the 10 pillars of intuitive eating - not all of them are about food... surprise (peep my blog for a post on what intuitive eating really is...)!!!

I myself still struggle some days with body image and saying no to diet culture, and it’s definitely not something that you can conquer in one month or even one year, I’ve been working on my own struggles in these areas since I was in middle school. My experiences have a huge impact on the way I practice and the kinds of messages I want to spread to others. You can read more about my own journey with body image through high school and university here. I approach body image from a place of body neutrality, something I learned from Bethany & The be.come Project.

 

I help women find peace with food, movement and their bodies. I help incorporate mindful movement and gentle nutrition strategies that help women get and stay well, in a way that is enjoyable and actually doable long term. I approach health with a preventative and sustainable lens, and while encouraging joyful movement and taking steps away from diet culture; ultimately I am your support to lean on. Whether you want to find food freedom, find the gaps in your nutrition, curb emotional eating, or get to a place where food doesn’t control you, I am the right person for you!