As a registered dietitian working in private practice for almost ten years and now as an online dietitian, I've brought my experience in weight management and chronic disease prevention to my shift worker family across Canada.
I'm also luckily (and happily) married to a shift worker.
Working shift work can mean feeling tired all the time. It can mean feeling confused about when to eat and what to eat.
It can also mean your risk for chronic disease is very high. The good news is, none of that has to be your reality.
I'm passionate about helping shiftworkers increase their energy and improve their health, but I noticed there's a lack of resources specific to shift work.
We use areas of science such as chronobiology and circadian rhythm to get to the root cause of the shift work problems.
I strongly believe in a food-first, non-restrictive approach. If we address your diet, we can set you up for success in the long run
without the need for products, cleanses, or a lot of pills.
With the right tools, skills, and knowledge, you can take control of your health and your shifts. It doesn't take much, it just takes getting started.
I believe that nutrition recommendations need to be both specific and practical to your schedule, your family needs, and your preferences and lifestyle.
You should also never feel like you are on a diet. If you do, we're doing something wrong. Everything can and should be included in a healthy, balanced diet and when we have a positive relationship with food.
I start with the evidence-based recommendations for shift work and then work with you to make it fit for your life.
At any point, you can tell me, “Raina that’s nice, but it’s never going to happen”. That’s okay! Good goals are the ones that will fit and work for you!
Regular 9-5 nutrition strategies just don't fit.
When you work through one of my packages or programs, every week you come away with small, sustainable goals that keep your circadian rhythm aligned, fuel your body, support your sleep, and improve how your shifts feel.
Even if you've tried every diet under the sun, we can still make changes.
Even if you feel your sleep and schedule are so far gone it's not even funny, it's not too late.
Even if you literally just started a career in shift work and you feel great, it's never too early to put prevention strategies in place.
If you are ready to change how your shifts feel, book an introductory call.