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Meet Amy Yiu – Asian Weight-reduction plan Specialist

Amy is a registered dietitian in addition to a cookbook writer and award-winning public speaker


I got here to the College of British Columbia as a global scholar to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and to fulfil my dream by turning into a registered dietitian. I fell in love with British Columbia’s pleasant individuals, mountains, islands, stunning stretches of shoreline, enticing cities, and world-class snowboarding.  I am very grateful that I have the privilege to reside in probably the greatest cities on the planet.

Once I was at UBC, I travelled with a bunch of worldwide college students to Kelowna, Penticton, and Osoyoos. It was my first expertise dwelling with a Canadian homestay household. They launched me to genuine Canadian meals together with smoked salmon and  pancakes with maple syrup.


Asian Weight-reduction plan Specializations:Weight Considerations, Persistent Illness (Coronary heart Well being, Bone Well being, Diabetes), Meal Planning, Seniors Well being, Psychological Well being, and Menopause 

Languages Spoken: Cantonese, Mandarin and English 


My total background as a Dietitian


In my 15 yr profession as a registered dietitian I’ve had the chance to work with individuals from numerous backgrounds together with immigrants from, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and South East Asia together with Canadian nationals.  I’m a really lively media and neighborhood dietitian, and have collaborated with well being authorities, firms, and non-government organizations.  I based Libra Diet in 2008 and have led groups of over a dozen scholar volunteers in many neighborhood diet training tasks, in addition to for the grocery business and the non-profit sector.  


I co-authored Dietitians at House, a cookbook for the entire household with straightforward and nutritious Asian food regimen impressed recipes. I’m presently writing my second e-book! 


copies of the book dietitian at hom fanned out on a table


As I’m very acquainted with Chinese language tradition and Asian meals, I present particular person diet counselling for the Chinese language neighborhood for quite a lot of well being considerations resembling diabetes, weight considerations, coronary heart illness, osteoporosis, and menopause.  

I’m very excited to affix the Well being Stand Diet staff as a web-based nutritionist. I’m glad to offer digital diet counselling to any consumer who’s in search of a personal apply dietitian with my distinctive background.  


My favorite half about being a Dietitian is


I like working with individuals and sharing my ardour for meals and cooking. I’m additionally glad that I can proceed to achieve out to extra individuals and alter extra lives in additional locations because of advances in telecommunication. Since 2020 I’ve hosted many digital workshops, reaching 1000’s of individuals round the world. I’m totally geared up with all types of expertise in my residence “studio” for hosting digital workshops from the consolation of my lounge and kitchen.  


One delusion that I wish to clear up about Dietitians


Restrictive food regimen plans are not what we do greatest. We assist individuals decide their meals persona sorts, perceive the science of meals, diet and well being, and construct long run success to reside a balanced life by making reasonable and sustainable adjustments.  


My favourite nerdy nutritious meals chosen for well being


Goji berries! I put them in my oatmeal, cereal and baked items.  


a white bowl of cooked oatmeal topped with brigh red goji berries being drizzled with honey from a dipper


I additionally like steeping dried goji berries and slices of ginger in sizzling water to launch a gentle aromatic aroma and luxuriate in as a nourishing beverage.  


My favorite soulful meals chosen for style, enjoyment and social enjoyable


Dim sum and egg tarts are the very best in my world. I like bringing my household, mates and colleagues to Chinese language eating places to introduce our meals cultures and traditions to non-Asians. I additionally get pleasure from internet hosting digital cooking lessons that includes Asian food regimen impressed recipes regularly.  


One thing that individuals could not find out about me


I’m a seasoned Toastmaster and attended weekly conferences at CompTalk Toastmaster in BC.  Since March 2020, now we have been assembly just about.  I stepped out of my consolation zone and competed in each Worldwide and Analysis Speech Contests and gained the Analysis Speech Contest (Division degree) in March this yr. Public talking expertise are vital instruments for me to ship key messages to others in a world that is filled with complicated diet info.  

amy yiu being presented with a certificate beside a toastmasters banner

I’m additionally very passionate in serving to my colleagues purchase public talking expertise in empowering themselves.  In 2017 on the Nationwide Dietitians of Canada I co-presented to many Dietitians and college students.  As somebody that enjoys public talking, I stay up for persevering with to develop my craft and attaining extra individuals. 


Searching for extra help with planning a wholesome Asian food regimen?   


Attain out to us for help so we will get you set as much as see Amy for digital diet counseling help for a wholesome Asian food regimen you and your loved ones.  Amy makes a speciality of: Asian Diets, Weight Considerations, Persistent Illness (Coronary heart Well being, Bone Well being, Diabetes), Meal Planning, Seniors Well being, Psychological Well being, and Menopause.  Discover out extra about our diet counseling choices right here: Private Diet Counseling 

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