Why Dietetics?

Why is there a Dietitian at a Psychological Services Outpatient Program?

Because we understand that disordered eating needs more than a "quick fix." We take our time, using a team approach to help you achieve lasting nutrition results and improve your relationship with food and your body.

Not your Everyday Dietitian Services

The Nutrition Services at Inner Solutions™ are unique because we combine our psychological services with specialty nutrition services to help you achieve real change and lasting results.

We understand that disordered eating is a complex problem that is about so much more than “just the food.” Our team approach allows us to address your concerns with body image, eating disorders, or disordered eating from all angles. We work collaboratively with you, at your pace, to find the best nutrition solutions for you and help you repair your relationship with food and your body.

Inner Solutions™ Dietetics

Inner Solutions™ Dietetics Services 

Dietetics Services include 1-to-1 sessions with a Registered Dietitian.

Services may include, but are not limited to: nutrition education and counselling, metabolism education, Cognitive Behavioural and Dialectical Behaviour Strategies to deal with disordered eating, chronic disease management (Diabetes, IBS/Crohn’s/Ulcerative Colitis, Heart Disease, Kidney Disease, PMS, etc.), meal planning, recipe ideas, and evaluation of dietary intake.

For upcoming availablity and current session fees, please get in touch with us.

Dietetics Information Pamphlet: (View/Download PDF)

Fill out & submit the Self Referral Form (click here)

Dietitian Services

Eat Well to Be Well

Inner Solutions™ offers comprehensive treatment for disordered eating, including eating disorders, overeating, and binge behaviours. This is with the support of a Registered Dietitian and Registered Psychologists who have specialized training in applying empirically based treatment protocols to help change your behaviour and beliefs about food and health. These health professionals maintain their expertise by continually reviewing current scientific literature and medical practices that show the impact of food on both physical and mental health.

More and more is known about how our mood and perspective is impacted by the quality and quantity of the food we intake. We take this seriously as part of our comprehensive programming, and we are happy to say that we have a dietitian on staff providing consultation and planning related to your diet and mood regulation.

We use up-to-date, evidence-based, research supported practices when developing individualized programs. You will get personally tailored advice, one-on-one counselling, facilitation of nutrition-focused group sessions, exercise and activity programs, nutrition and metabolism education, strategies to deal with emotional and disordered eating, meal planning, recipe ideas, and evaluation.

Reasons to consult our dietitian:

  • Aid emotional stability.
  • Help manage chronic disease.
  • Guidance for food allergies, sensitivities, and intolerances.
  • A weight management program that works in “real life.”

NOTE: You do not need to be already receiving services at Inner Solutions™ or be in therapy to receive dietetic services.

For further information or answers to questions contact: dietetics@innersolutions.ca

Dietetics Information Pamphlet: (View/Download PDF)

Fill out & submit the Self Referral Form (click here)

Fee Schedule:

Initial consult and 3 follow up sessions (4 weeks total): $560.00

One time consultation and Meal Plan with our Registered Dietitian: $350.00

Individual meetings with Dietitian for education, progress review, emotional support, and to adjust Meal Plan: $150.00 per hour


Use Food to Reduce Anxiety

Excerpt from the article: "What you eat and drink can affect your level of anxiety. Everyone is a little different in terms of how we react to what we eat and drink. Some substances in the foods we eat have been linked to increasing anxiety while other substances have been linked to decreasing anxiety levels. To be fully aware of everything you are putting in your body, it may be helpful to record your food intake, read the labels on the packages, and cook more from home."

To read more: (View/Download PDF)

Mindlessly Eating Better

Excerpt from the article: "The best diet is the one that you don’t notice you’re on! Mindless Eating can either help or hurt your overall health. Try some of these mindless eating techniques to eat better. Better eating means different things to different people. Better eating can mean eating more nutritiously, eating more or less, eating without guilt, or simply enjoying your food more."

To read more: (View/Download PDF)


Leanne Brown—Good and Cheap, "Eat Well on $4/Day."

Disclaimer: This is general information developed by Inner Solutions™. It is not intended to replace advice from a qualified health care provider. Please consult your own health care provider to better determine if this information is appropriate for you.

Working with a Registered Dietitian

At Inner Solutions™, we have identified a few common misconceptions about what working with a Registered Dietitian for disordered eating is like. This can be a barrier when researching and identifying the right treatment, so it's important to explore their validity.

Here we provide the facts about the top four misconceptions so you can confidently move forward when you need help.

Misconception #1: "Dietitians force you to eat and make you keep a food journal for proof."

A Registered Dietitian will help you reach your personal goals of healthier eating behaviours by providing guidance, reliable information, and encouragement. The pace of striving for and achieving changes in food behaviours is set in partnership with the client and their own level of comfort.

Food records or meal plans are used in some cases, but only if this is beneficial for the client and their goals.

Misconception #2: "You can only eat healthy food."

Everything in okay in moderation. Dietitians will encourage clients to achieve healthy, balanced eating but no food is off limits. The food choices are designed around each client's individual needs, allergies, and food preferences.

Misconception #3: "Dietitians weigh you at every meeting."

Recovering from disordered eating is about achieving healthy, balanced eating patterns, not achieving a specific number on the scale. We will not weigh you in office unless that is a part of your personal goals and nutrition care plan.

Misconception #4: "Dietitians will be mad at you if you don't eat." 

Recovering from an eating disorder takes a lot of hard work. Some days will be better than others, but the Dietitian will never be mad at you in your efforts towards recovery. The role of the Dietitian is to help find strategies to support your change even in the toughest times.

If you would like to meet with a Registered Dietitian or have any questions about working with a Registered Dietitan, please contact dietetics@innersolutions.ca or 403-301-3399.

What is the Difference Between a Registered Dietitian and a Nutritionist?

A Registered Dietitian is a medically trained professional who has completed a Bachelor's Degree in the Science of Nutrition as well as a practical internship meeting Standards of Practice. A Registered Dietitian must maintain registration with the College of Dietitians and complete yearly education to maintain this registration. In Alberta, a Registered Dietitian may also be called a “Registered Nutritionist” or “Dietitian."

Registered Dietitians are trained in clinical areas (surgery rehabilitation, eating disorders, chronic disease, weight management, metabolism), counselling, research, food service management, and community health programming. Choosing a Registered Dietitian as your nutrition expert will ensure you are receiving the highest quality advice.

A Nutritionist is an unprotected title which means that there is no guarantee for the level of education and training that a Nutritionist has.