About The Food Coach
About The Food Coach
I founded the concept from the experience that people, possibly you, want to make changes in your relationship with food, but don’t always have the understanding or the tools in place to follow through on your desire. Yes, you need to know WHAT to eat – but you also need to be clear on WHEN to eat to maximize your health and performance, and HOW to eat to turn on your full digestive power and energy. In addition, ‘WHY’ you eat may require insight and tools to transform your patterns and habits. A single session with a nutritionist will only go so far in altering a person’s relationship with food. The Food Coach was born to provide ongoing support, training and education.
I’m Tzabia Siegel, BAPhEd, DHN, RNT – clinical nutritionist, life coach, weight loss specialist, and the person behind The Food Coach. I am a graduate of The University of Western Ontario with a degree in Physical Education, The Edison Institute of Nutrition as a Certified Nutritionist, and The Coaches Training Institute as a Life Coach. My learning is ongoing in the field of Functional Nutritional Diagnostics, which offers insight into my client’s physiology and nutrition via blood, saliva and urine testing. The healing opportunities abound when you go beyond symptoms to look at a person’s unique biochemistry.
Outside of the clinical practice, I take my clients (if they desire it) into the creative side of healing. These are cutting edge practices for stress management, optimizing mood, memory, decision-making and cognition, finding freedom in your body and mind, improving your overall sense of well-being and balancing your relationship with food. I have spent 35 years honing my own practice in free dance, painting, collaging, photography and journaling, all with the intention of optimal health. I teach and coach others to do the same.
My clinical practice is at the Toronto Athletic Club Sport Medicine Clinic and I’m a corporate health educator with The Cambridge Group of Clubs. I also love to coach people from across Canada, the US and around the world. The worldwide reach of the phone and Skype makes that possible. I do speaking engagements and regularly lead seminars for organizations and corporate employee programs.
Outside of my ‘day-job’, I remain intimately tied to food. I have been my own guinea pig for over 35 years to study our relationship with food, different types of nutritional ‘philosophies’ and how to heal health issues through different forms of nourishment. Although I love the awesome Toronto restaurant scene, at home, I keeps things natural and simple and love to teach/coach on all things related to that. Blend that personal experience with my professional expertise, and with a philosophy that is rooted in nature, and decades of research on nutrition, healing, behavioral change, neuroscience and the mind/body connection and you have The Food Coach of many resources.