Editor’s Note: Our Ask an Expert Column is a way for our Community to reach out to professionals in the mental health and medical field related to recovery and overall wellness. Each one of the “experts” has been handpicked by us and has offered their time and expertise voluntarily to be a part of the Libero “expert” team. We thought you’d probably like to get to know them a bit better. Today we are introducing Josée Sovinsky…
Josée is a Registered Dietitian working in a community setting in Toronto, Ontario.
My name is Josée (pronounced Jo-Zay) and I am passionate, curious, and optimistic Non-Diet Dietitian. Originally from a very small town in Québec, I am now a big city girl living the dream in Toronto, Ontario.
I work in a community setting where I help people with a variety of complex issues improve their nutrition and relationship with food through mindful and intuitive eating.
When I first started my degree, I was excited to join a profession where I can help better people’s lives through adequate nourishment and finding pleasure in food. I discouragement and heartbreak set in when I realized how weight-focused dietitians tend to be. This approach can result in dieticians causing inherent harm without realizing it.
For this reason, I struggled with the idea of having “RD” beside my name. I truly began to question my future career. However, through my own experience with disordered eating, I was fortunate to connect with like-minded dietitians who truly inspire me.
Through trial and error, I found a way to practice dietetics that doesn’t conflict with my values and as a result brings me great joy.
My hope as a dietitian is to see people ditch the diet mentality. I want them to embrace their body and make peace with food. This is something I promote daily both through my work and my social media channels.
I am beyond excited to join the Ask an Expert Column and look forward to supporting you in your Food Peace journey!
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Our Ask an Expert Column is a way for our Community to reach out to professionals in the mental health and medical field related to recovery and overall wellness. All questions are submitted anonymously and answered publicly to offer tips, information, and advice related to mental health and recovery.
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